Guys, the Razer phone is finally out. Yesterday, the gaming company showed it off during a London event and while the design won’t give you thrills, what’s inside is bound to. You might even find yourself for the first time this year not caring at all about the presence of thick bezels #mobilemagic
Because if there’s one thing the Razer phone has plenty of, it’s bezels. The smart rectangle is pretty boring at first sight – rough corners, wide bezels, none of the green color or colorful lights found on Razer’ accessories. That said, it all serves a purpose. The thick bezels are great there to hold onto when playing games in landscape, while the size and shape is necessary to host a huge battery and big screen. Speaking of them, Razer is already working with Arena of Valor and Final Fantasy developers to optimize the titles for their device.
Most of the rumors regarding the phone have been made a reality. Gamers will be excited to know that this phone has a whooping 4,000mAh battery with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (don’t worry you can add a microSD card).
Of course, the premium phone is powered by the latest from Qualcomm, a Snapdragon 835 chip (the same one found on Pixel 2) and has 12MP dual cameras – one wide angle, one telephoto. The front shooter has an 8MP sensor. The fingerprint sensor is hidden on the sides, doubling as a power button.
If that sounds great, wait until you hear all about the screen. So, the Razer phone comes with a 5.72 inch Quad HD IGZO LCD display with 120hz (the first smartphone I believe to offer this refresh rate); this means your gaming sessions and even scrolling breaks will go smoothly. As for sound – extremely important in a gaming phone, after all – you can count on loud speakers but no headphone jack (although Razer offers an adapter).
Right now, the mobile device runs Android Nougat but will update to Oreo at the beginning of next year. The company is set to sell the phone for $699, with pre-orders to begin soon (Europe, North America) and shipments to start on November 17th.