With its acquisition of Nexbit, Razer a gaming focus company that manufacturers accessories, peripherals and devices for gaming enthusiasts has finally entered the mobile market bringing its expertise to what it does best for mobile gaming with the new Razer Phone.
The new Razer Phone packs a lot of today’s smartphone flagship specs with even more on its sleeve. The new handset’s design reminds us on the Nexbit Robin with a few more changes here and there. However the similarities are obvious with its sharp-edged rectangle design and is built on a CNC aluminum unibody. But unlike what most people who are familiar with the brand believed, the Razer Phone doesn’t come with RBG LED’s and instead, we are presented with a clean-cut minimalist designed phone that looks more like for business than your radically designed gaming device.
It comes with a unique IGZO Display developed by Sharp in 5.7-inch, as it is designed for gamers, the display features a 120Hz refresh rate with adaptive refresh technology called UltraMotion and a wide color gamut for smooth gaming experience . It is powered by no other than a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Chipset along with 8GB of dual channel LPDDR4 RAM. Storage-wise the Razer Phone comes is equipped with 64GB of built-in memory and a microSD card slot that takes up to 2TB in capacity, sounds like a lot but these days this capacity isn’t available yet and you’re probably fine on settling with a 256GB card for all our gaming needs, in case one isn’t satisfied with what the device 64GB allocation have.
Another cool feature on the Razer Phone are the two large bezels both the top and bottom of the device, though our trend today goes for a bezel less phones, Bezels like on the Razer Phone are ergonomically designed to take on gamers and not only that, these bezels are not just for the users to hold but it holds something for itself and that’s its built-in front-firing dual speakers. Every gamers not just needs the best visual but also a good if not the best audio quality for the most immersive gameplay. These speakers are supported by a 24bit DAC each on both speakers with Dolby ATMOS sound and is THX certified, something that’s a first on a smartphone. What really is unfortunate with the handset from Razer is that is opted not to include a dedicated 3.5mm audio jack which everybody had hoped for.
A smartphone isn’t complete without a set of camera and Razer got a good set of these on its first Razer Phone. One the back in a dual lens camera that comprises a 12 Megapixel main shooter with an f/1.75 Aperture lens plus a 13 Megapixel sensor with a 2x fixed zoom lens with a f/2.6 Aperture. The dual main sensors are supported by a Dual-tone LED flash to cope with night and dim shoots. On the front, there’s an 8 Megapixel camera with f/2.0 Aperture for Selfies.
Finally, the new Razer Phone is packed with a whopping 4000mAh embedded battery that promises up to 12 and a half hours of continuous movie watching, 63 hours of music and a 7 hour straight in games for a single full charge. Charging the phone isn’t are long as you’d expect for such larger battery as it supports Qualcomm’s latest Quick Charge 4.0 and can juice up the handset for flat to 85% for just an hour.
Pre-order of the new handset will begin today with a price of $699 or roughly around 35K to 36K in Philippine Peso. Razer will be making the first wave of release available in the US and in EU and will be shipping on November 17.