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Razer Phone Launched With 8GB RAM At A Price Of US $ 699

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Razer Phone Launched With 8GB RAM At A Price Of US $ 699

Specifications
Status

Launched

Manufacturer

Razer

Model / Variant

Razer Phone

Launch Date

1st November

Price

US $699

Dimensions

158 x 78 x 8 mm

Weight

197 grams

Display Size and Type

5.72 inch
IGZO LCD

Display Resolution

2560 x 1440 px
120Hz refresh rate

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

CPU

2.4GHz
8x Qualcomm Kryo 280

GPU

Adreno 540

Memory Storage

64GB

RAM

8GB

Memory Expandability

MicroSD card
Up to 2TB

Operating System

Android 7.1 Nougat
Nova Launcher Prime Razer Edition

Primary Camera

12MP wide-angle (f/1.75) + 12MP telephoto lens (f/2.6)

Camera Features

Portrait mode
Bokeh effect shots

Primary Video

3840 x 2160 @ 30fps

Secondary Camera

8MP with an f/2.0 aperture

Battery

4000 mAh

Connectivity

WiFi
Bluetooth 4.1

Other Features

Fingerprint sensor
Custom games reprogrammed with 2K resolution and 120Hz refresh rate

After weeks of speculation and leaks, Razer has launched the Razer Phone during an event in London. Launched as a gamer’s phone, the Razer Phone has flagship phone specifications. Razer poked fun at the price of its Razer products and announced that the phone will be priced at US $699 and ship it to the US and EU from the 17th of November.

The smartphone has a 5.72-inch IGZO display with 120Hz refresh rate which reinstates that the phone is targeted at gamers. Another interesting aspect here is the front-firing dual speakers. With bezels getting thinner, the trend of front-firing stereo speakers appears to be dying as well. The Pixel 2 XL managed to squeeze in stereo speakers with slightly larger bezels that its competitors. The Razer phone has bezels similar to a Sony smartphone with front-firing speakers with Dolby Atmos sound and amplifiers which are certified by THX. The device is powered by a 4000 mAh battery and runs Android 7.1 Nougat.

Under the hood, the Razer Phone has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 8GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage which can be expanded up to 2TB via microSD card. The Razer Phone will come equipped with special games which are specifically reprogrammed with a 2K display and 120Hz refresh rate like Tekken, Legend Of Valor and more. According to Tom Moss, Razer was able to use the technical know-how accumulated over many years in heat dissipation for the Razer Phone. A heat pipe and two-layer heat spreader ensure that the smartphone does not overheat in continuous use and under full load. Bad news for fans of the good old headphone jack, because the Razer phone doesn’t have a 3.5mm jack on the phone itself. To connect analogue headphones, there is a USB type C dongle, which has a THX-certified DAC inside. The fingerprint sensor is housed inside the lock/unlock button.

Razer also introduced a “game booster” feature which refers to additional software functions that adjust the clock rate of the processor and the resolution of the display, depending on the app requirements. The user can define whether the four performance cores of the Snapdragon 835 SoC should perform their service at full or lower clock rate.

The Razer phone has a dua l12MP wide-angle lens + 12MP telephoto lens setup at the back. The wide angle lens is the full beam lens with an aperture of f/1.75 and the telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2.6. The telephoto lens allows for portrait mode images and also bokeh effect photos. On the front of the device is an 8MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture.

There is no official word on the availability of the Razer phone in other markets including India.

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