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Razer Phone Launched as Gaming-Focused Device


Razer has just launched the Razer Phone, which it says is “an Android smartphone with groundbreaking audiovisual technologies and processing muscle that takes personal entertainment to the next level.”

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.”

The Razer Phone sports what the company is calling “the world’s first 120 Hz UltraMotion display that delivers the fastest refresh rates and smoothest graphics among today’s smartphones.” The phone’s UltraMotion adaptive refresh technology removes image tearing or lag by synchronizing the GPU and display, which also drives efficient power usage.

The phone features a 5.72-inch display – a Quad HD IGZO LCD – that delivers “vibrant and sharp images with a wide color gamut.”

Powering the phone is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform paired with a massive 8GB of RAM. The Razer Phone houses a large 4,000 mAh battery, which is one of the largest capacities found in modern smartphones. This, the company says, “allows gamers to keep playing all day long, while Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ enables rapid charging.”

The Razer Phone is sleek at just 8mm thick and has an aluminum body. The phone runs Android Nougat and the company says that the phone will receive the Android Oreo upgrade in spring 2018.

There are two 12-megapixel cameras at the rear of the Razer Phone: one features an f/1.75 aperture and the other an f/2.6 aperture. The back also houses a dual-tone LED flash module. At the front is an 8 megapixel fixed-focus camera with f/2.0 aperture. The device has 64GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable up to 2TB via microSD card.

The Razer Phone is priced at $699 (roughly Rs. 45,000) and will be available for purchase later this month.

“It’s common knowledge that I’m obsessed with my smartphones, I play a ton of games on them, and they’re my go-to for streaming content,” said Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “We have wanted to make a phone with gaming-level tech for years, and the Razer Phone delivers in every way we imagined.”

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