Razer officially unveils the Razer Phone

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Yesterday we shared a bit of leaked information on Razer’s impending foray into the mobile phone market – but a little later on they made it all official. The Razer phone is indeed coming, and as the leaked specs suggested, the phone will sport a glorious 120hz panel, the first of its kind in a phone.

The 5.72-inch display – a Quad HD IGZO LCD – will deliver the sort of refresh rates that are usually only found on high-end desktop displays, making it one of the most advanced mobile displays, perfect for lag-free on-the-go-gaming. It uses “UltraMotion’s adaptive refresh technology synchronizes the GPU and display to remove image tearing,” which is essentially what Nvidia’s G-sync does.

To accompany its splendiferous display is some mighty audio, with a pair of Dolby Atmos-powered front-firing speakers, along with a pair of dedicated amplifiers. It’ll also have a 24-bit digital audio convertor, which will allow for audiophile grade sound out of its USB-C port, because 3.5mm audio ports are for suckers.

The other big plus is the 4000 mAh battery, which is Quickcharge 4+ enabled – allowing for plenty of game time. Beyond that, it’s a standard flagship phone – with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 that’s powering most other current flagships. It’ll come with 8GB of memory though, which is delicious.

The phone will ship with Android Nougat 7.1.1, with an Oreo update coming later. Interestingly, Razer won’t be making its own custom Android overlay, instead opting to use a gussied-up version of the popular Nova launcher instead. That’s probably a smart move. It’ll also cost mostly reasonable US$699.99 / €749.99 / £699.99. We’ve contacted the local Razer distributor for local availability, and though they say there’s nothing to share yet, they haven’t exactly shot down the idea of it hitting local shores.


Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform

System Memory
8 GB dual channel (LPDDR4, 1600 MHz)

  • Storage
    Internal: 64 GB UFS
  • External: microSD (class 10, 2 TB max.)
  • Display
    5.72-in. IGZO LCD 1440 x 2560
  • 120 Hz, Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Rear Cameras
    12 MP AF f1.75 wide
  • 12 MP AF f2.6 zoom
  • Dual PDAF
  • Dual tone, dual LED flash

Front Camera
8 MP FF f2.0

  • Sound
    Stereo front-facing speakers
  • Dual amplifiers
  • Audio adapter with THX-certified DAC
  • Power
    4000 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth 4.2


  • Bands
    GSM: Quad-band GSM UMTS: B1/2/3/4/5/8
  • LTE:B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66
  • TDD LTE: B38/39/40/41 TD-SCDMA: B34/39
  • Size
    158.5 mm x 77.7 mm x 8 mm
  • 6.24 in. x 3.06 in. x 0.31 in.
  • 197 g

Android Version
Nougat 7.1.1

Last Updated: November 2, 2017

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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