Limited Gold Edition Razer Phone Launched
Razer has also jumped the “limited edition” bandwagon with a new variant of its Razer Phone. The company launched the Razer Phone was launched in November 2017 as a smartphone made for gamers. Although the device did not have a modern design with thin bezels, it had top-notch specifications.
Now, the company has launched a limited edition “Gold” version of the Razer Phone. However, unlike a lot of other OEMs, this limited edition variant comes in the same colour as the regular one. The Razer Phone 2018 Gold Edition comes in a special red-sleeved box with golden Razer stickers. In a subtle move, the Razer logo is now gold in colour. It is priced at US$ 699.99 and has gone on sale through the Razer international store.
Companies like OnePlus and Honor have launched limited edition variants of their popular smartphones as well. OnePlus launched the Star Wars edition while Honor will soon launch the red colour variant of the Honor 7X in India close to Valentines Day. Razer has taken a different route with its limited edition variant.
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.
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. 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.
The device is powered by a 4000 mAh battery and runs Android 7.1 Nougat.
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 still no word on the smartphone’s launch in India as of now.