The computer hardware manufacturing company, Razer has launched a new smartphone dedicated to gaming. The phone which is set to launch on 17th November in the USA boasts impressive specs and aims to provide gaming experience akin to PC on smartphones. It is the world’s first smartphone with a 120 Hz display which makes it possible to play games at 120 fps.
While talking on the phone, Tom Moss, the head of Razer’s smartphone branch mentioned that “We didn’t start out trying to make a gaming phone, but rather a phone for gamers. Something you wouldn’t be embarrassed about pulling out in public. And it had to have the highest performance both on paper and in real life benchmarks.” With this recent launch, Razor is trying to attract people falling into the age group of 15-25. The phone according to Tom Moss is trying to appeal to people who grew up in a gaming oriented lifestyle.
As for the specs of the phone. The phone comes with a 5.72-inch IGZO panel and has a resolution of 2560×1440. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and has 8gb of RAM. It carries with itself a storage of 64gb which is expandable through a microSD card. The phone also has a dual camera of 12MP on the back and 8MP on the front with a wide angle and telephoto lens. In the audio department Razor has abandoned the started 3.5mm audio jack much like iPhones and the Pixel series. Although, it has very powerful speakers which are certified by Dolby Atmos and also contains front-facing speakers with dual amplifiers. The battery capacity is 4,000mAh which provides a massive boost to the phone. The phone initially has Android Nougat installed in it although an update to Android 8 has been confirmed by Tom Moss.
For all its glory the phone compromises in the ‘looks’ department. The phone is made of CNC Aluminium and available in black color. The Razer logo is stamped on the back of the phone. To account for all the Razer tech on the phone, the phone is actually 8mm thick which comes as an oddity in the era of sleek phones. When questioned about this, Tom Moss stated that “We leveraged our engineering experience from laptops creating a heat pipe and two layers of thermal shielding, turning the structure of the phone into a heat sync so you can use your phone in a high-performance mode for a lot longer and avoid throttling.”
Reportedly, there at least 10 games which would use the phones which includes games like Runescape and Final Fantasy XV PE. The phone is priced at $699 which roughly estimates to Rs.45,000 though ultimately it might cost more in the subcontinent.