Razer Phone Overview Updated January 9, 2018

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November 2017 - January 2018


After Razer purchased Nextbit earlier in 2017, there was a lot of anticipation for the gaming company’s upcoming smartphone. The Phone didn’t disappoint when officially announced as it packed top-of-the-line internals never before seen in a smartphone. Here are the Razer Phone’s official specs…

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Full hardware specifications for Razer’s Phone:

Razer Phone Specification
Android version Android 7.1.1 (Oreo coming in Q1 of 2018)
Screen size 5.72-inch IGZO LCD w/ 120Hz refresh rate
Resolution 2560×1440 pixels
Primary camera 12MP f/1.75 wide-angle, 12MP f/2.6 telephoto, Dual PDAF, Dual tone LED flash
Front camera 8MP f/2.0, fixed focus
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Storage 64GB UFS
Expandable storage up to microSD class 10, up to 2TB
RAM 8GB
Battery 4000 mAh (nonremovable) lithium-ion battery
Ports USB Type-C
Weight 197 g
Dimensions 158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm
Other features Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0+, dual front-facing speakers with individual amps, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Nova Launcher out of the box
Color options Black
Carrier availability Shipping November 17
Base price off-contract ~$699
In-box accessories USB-C to 3.5mm dongle, Quick Charge 4.0+ wall adaptor, USB-C cable

Razer Phone Stories January 9

Razer, just like other smartphone manufacturers, can see how much humanity depends on their smartphones. Now that smartphones are gettings as powerful as some mid-range laptops, Razer thinks it’s time to use these devices to also act as the brains of your next laptop. While Project Linda is initially planning to run off of the Razer Phone, it’s just the first step into a much more significant ecosystem…

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Razer Phone gets HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio thanks to Netflix partnership

Razer’s first entry into the smartphone market with the Razer Phone has its flaws, but it is quickly becoming known as the best phone for entertainment. Thanks to the 120Hz display and impressive speakers, that’s a title well-earned, and it’s about to get even better…

Smartphones keep getting more and more powerful, and in the past couple of years quite a few manufacturers — most notably Samsung — have experimented with delivering a desktop experience powered solely by your smartphone. Now, Razer is stepping into that ring, but with a fantastic twist.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Razer Phone Stories January 5

Here’s every game that supports the Razer Phone’s 120Hz display

The Razer Phone is an impressive device on the spec sheet, but its stand out feature is absolutely the 5.7-inch 120Hz display. We don’t see this refresh rate often, and Razer takes advantage of it by ensuring there are plenty of games that use it.

Razer Phone Stories December 20, 2017

Razer Phone updated with much-needed camera improvements, audio tweaks, bug fixes

The Razer Phone is certainly one of the more interesting phones to come out of the latter part of this year, but its major flaw was a very poor camera. Now, the company is listening to its customers by improving the camera, both in the pictures it takes and the app that makes it possible.

Razer Phone Stories November 27, 2017

Razer’s first smartphone is something I’d definitely classify as an enthusiast device, but there’s one missing feature that baffled me at launch — the headphone jack. In a time when OEMs are ditching this feature to save space on the bezels or the thickness of the device, it was a strange omission from a phone that is trying to do neither of those things. Now, Razer’s CEO is explaining why it’s gone.

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