Razer Phone: Razer to be the NVIDIA of mobile?

Posted November 03, 2017

Razer has been working with developers to create 120HZ optimized games, such as Arena of Valor, Tekken, and Final Fantasy 15.

The Razer Phone is being dubbed "The Ultimate in Mobile Entertainment" and the company claims it's been designed specifically with gamers in mind.

Powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 8GB RAM makes sure your phone never stops in the middle of the game. It comes with Android Nougat and will receive the Android Oreo upgrade in spring 2018. Users can fine-tune their experiences with the Razer Game Booster app, and the phone's best-in-class thermal design reduces throttling to maximize power and performance.

All of this hints at the essential problem with the Razer Phone-it's built by a company with no previous experience in smartphone design in a market inundated with choice. The new phone features a 6-inch 1440p 18:9 display with minimal bezels - it looks much sleeker than the U11 - and it comes with a more generous 3,930mAh battery too.

There is an enormous Razer logo in green shading on the back and we anticipate that the organization will make it illuminated.

Pre-orders are now live for the Razer Phone through Razer's official website, Three (in Europe), Amazon and select Microsoft stores in the United States. and will launch on November 17. To power up this device, the phone is also backed up by a 4000mAh battery pack. The Razer Phone features a pair of front-facing stereo speakers with 24-bit DAC and Dolby Atmos audio, with a dedicated amplifier for each, and the whole package being THX certified (which is a smartphone first).

The company's CEO Min-Liang Tan highlighted Razor's Ultramotion feature which synchronizes the graphics chip in the phone with the screen offering smooth gameplay at high frame rates.

The dual, front speakers have zero distortion even at highest levels.

On the back there's a dual-sensor camera with one 12MP f/1.75 aperture and one 13MP f/2.6 with a 2x fixed zoom. Now it's a distinct reality, and at $US699, the new gaming-focused Razer Phone could one day be a solid alternative for people exhausted of slick glass-backed OLED phones like the iPhone X and Galaxy S8. Most people already have the phone they want, and I'm curious to see how many will be wooed by nothing more than an (really nice) 120Hz display and the promise of Android gaming.

Two or three days after we found the GFXbench posting, the Razer Phone is now seen in a spilled picture.

The Razer Phone will be exclusive to Three in the UK.

But all of this is just conjecture until we get our hands on it.