As expected Razer announced their new phone, dedicated to gaming, today.
The Razer phone features the world’s first 120 Hz screen with Ultramotion technology, which syncs the GPU signals with the screen, similar to NVidia’s gsync technology, preventing lagging or screen tearing.
The screen is 5.7 inch, 2K with wide colour gamut and is manufactured by Sharp Igzo.
It also features cinematic sound, with Dolby Atmos and THX certification, the first phone with this.
It also has large dual front-facing speakers and a 24 bit DAC for headphones.
For performance, it has 8 GB of RAM, Qualcomm 835 processor, and faster benchmarks than the Samsung Galaxy S8, all powered by a 4000 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quickcharge 4+ (which lets the phone charge to 85% in only one hour) which can offer up to 7 hours of gaming, 12.5 hours of video and 63.5 hours of music. It has 64 GB of storage expandable by microSD card.
The camera features dual 12-megapixel sensors with seamless fusion for smooth zooming from wide angle to telephoto with a quick pinch on the display and uses a dual-tone flash.
The Razer phone features Game booster can fine-tune features such as notifications for each game, optimize a game for battery life or performance and store and restore them dynamically.
Razer says they have worked with ISVs to create 2K-optimized games for the phone.
One example is Tencent’s Arena of Valor, which they call the first competitive multi-player game for phones. They say it offers a PC-level experience on mobile.
Other optimized games include:
- “Final Fantasy® XV Pocket Edition” from Square Enix
- “Gear.Club” from Eden Games
- “Lineage 2: Revolution” from Netmarble Games Corporation
- “Old School RuneScape™” from Jagex Limited
- “RuneScape™” from Jagex Limited
- “Shadowgun Legends™” from Madfinger Games
- “Tekken™” from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe
- “Titanfall™: Assault” from NEXON Co., Ltd. and Particle City, Inc.
- “World of Tanks Blitz” from Wargaming Group Limited
The phone runs stock Android with the Prime version of the Nova Launcher.
Razer is also offering a Theme Store allows gamers to customize their phone, changing wallpapers, icon packs and colours throughout the phone. It includes custom ringtones by Razer DJs and custom wallpapers inspired by the world’s top gaming titles, such as “Shadowgun Legends™”.
More specs include:
The handset will be on sale for $699 and will be shipping on the 17th November, and be on pre-order via Razer’s US and EU stores. Carrier 3 will be selling it in store in UK, Ireland, Denmark and Sweden, with pre-orders there starting on the 3rd November.
It is available online via Razerzone.com in North America, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark and Sweden and also via Amazon.com in USA.
In USA Razer is partnering with the Microsoft Stores, who will also carry a selection of the exclusive 1337 limited edition Razer phones with a green logo.