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New Razer Phone Is Now Official

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Razer Phone with 120Hz display, 8GB RAM launched

There is no information when the phone will be launched in other countries. Players battling on the Razer Phone will engage in overclocked action and turbocharged team fights, thanks to the device's powerful gaming capabilities. It also has no headphone jack and enormous bezels, though the speaker quality is reportedly excellent. If you look closely, Razer Phone might mimic the cloud-based Nextbit Robin, which was launched in 2016.

A quarter of the money raised will be used "to develop new verticals in the gaming and digital entertainment industry, including mobile devices", and another quarter to "to finance acquisitions that will continue the expansion of the company's ecosystem". The phone packs 8GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage.

You have to be careful with how you hold it. The first lot of Razer Phones would ship on November 17.

Design-wise the Razr Phone is looking quite restrained (considering the firm's headphones and mice are usually slathered with neon green graphics); it's a neat and tidy angular shape somewhat reminiscent of Sony's Xperia line-up.

For starters, it's about the design. Razer's iconic tri-snake logo is embossed on the back.

The Razer Phone is the company's first foray into mobile devices and, according to the company, comes with "exceptional display, cinematic audio and enough power to last a user all day, all in the palm of his or her hand".

What's most heartening about it, is that Razer is clearly taking a leaf out of NVIDIA's book by setting up gaming partnerships.

The phone has dual front-facing speakers.

I've be a little anxious about grit being caught in that speaker grill. Razor said this ensures there is no "screen tearing" and is also another technology that has been adopted from high-end gaming laptops. Razer Phone offers two 12MP shooters on the rear and an 8MP camera on the front.

Razer skipped the OLED display, which makes it a neat alternative to anything Samsung is doing. And it is least surprising, the 5.7-inch 1440p display too has been optimised for game playing.

Why was ghosting a concern? Developers including Tencent, Square Enix, Jagex and Bandai Namco will add support for the Razer Phone's 120Hz refresh rate, giving gamers smoother visuals and improved performance.

That frame rate is insane.

The stock software launcher for this phone is Nova Launcher Prime and is now launching with Android 7.1, although an update to Android Oreo is expected for the first quarter of 2018. The framerate never dropped below 80. You can still see G-Sync above 60fps, but the technology shines at low frame rates, when the gap between frames is longer and the stutter from erratic frame delivery is most pronounced.

Then there is also the 4,000mAh battery that should be enough to allow decent levels of gaming adventures.

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