After months of speculations and a few leaks, Razer has finally unveiled its first-ever smartphone named Razer Phone. It is a phone targeted at gamers and packs high-end features and specifications to back the claim. It has currently been announced for the US and Europe markets and is priced at $699 (about Rs. 45,000) with sales starting November 17th.
One of the highlighting features of the Razer Phone is its 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) IGZO LCD “UltraMotion” display with 120GHz refresh rate. Yes, you read that right. It is the world’s first smartphone to feature a 120GHz display which means ultra smooth animations and a treat for gamers. The display also supports wide color gamut and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Under the hood, it has the 2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM an 64GB onboard storage (expandable up to 2TB via microSD cards). There is 12-megapixel (wide-angle lens) and 13-megapixel (2x zoom lens) dual rear camera setup with f/1.75 and f/2.6 aperture respectively accompanied with dual PDAF and dual-LED flash. On the front, it has an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The whole package is powered by a 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+ fast charging. It will be shipping with stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat with a promise of Oreo update in the future. The overall design of the Razer Phone is quite resembling the Nextbit Robin which is not surprising as it acquired Nextbit earlier this year. It also has a fingerprint scanner embedded into the lock/unlock button but is missing the 3.5mm headphone jack.