Razer Phone Overview Updated August 19, 2019

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November 2017 - August 2019


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 August 19

[Update: Available, but OTA paused] Original Razer Phone gets Android Pie in the ‘coming weeks’

Due to a lack of updates, the original Razer Phone looked all but abandoned with its second-gen on the market. Thankfully, though, Razer has confirmed that the original 2017 Razer Phone will be getting Android Pie in the next several weeks.

Razer Phone Stories September 3, 2018

Gaming company Razer launched its first Android smartphone last year, kicking off the “gaming phone” trend we’ve seen rippling through the industry ever since. Now, Razer has quietly confirmed that a sequel is incoming…

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Razer Phone Stories May 22, 2018

Razer Phone update adds Portrait Mode, May security update, multi-touch & misc bug fixes

Last year’s Razer Phone brings a lot to the table, and one of those features is solid software. Now, following its recent Android 8.1 upgrade, Razer is delivering a new update to fix some bugs, and add a welcome feature.

Razer Phone Stories April 16, 2018

Razer Phone picks up Android 8.1 Oreo as it goes on sale at Best Buy

Last year’s Razer Phone was an impressive offering for just about anyone, but one thing it lacked for a while was Android Oreo. An official beta program launched last month, and now that’s heading out to everyone…

Razer Phone Stories March 29, 2018

Android Oreo is now available for the Razer Phone as a developer preview, based on 8.1

When a company releases a phone with a fairly stock build of Android, you generally expect relatively quick updates. That’s what we were hoping for with the Razer Phone, but sadly, that wasn’t delivered. Today, though, Razer is getting the ball rolling with the arrival of Android Oreo for the Razer Phone.

Razer Phone Stories February 2, 2018

Razer Phone gets a fresh coat of paint with new ‘Gold Edition,’ but only on the logo

The Razer Phone debuted last year with “insane” specs highlighted by its 120Hz display. The phone proved pretty impressive, at least for the most part, and Razer has grand plans for its future. Now, a special edition variant of the Razer Phone is going on sale with a new gold paint job.

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