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Razer Launches Its First Gaming Phone

by Boris Metodiev | Nov 06, 2017

Razer introduces its first ever smartphone, true to the company’s motto “made by gamers, for gamers”. The aptly named Razer Phone is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor and 8GB of RAM, runs on Android Nougat (upgradable to Oreo when it becomes available), with 64GB of expandable storage and a 12-megapixel dual camera.

The features that the company hopes to lure gamers in are the 5.7-inch, 2,560 x 1,440 - resolution screen with 120Hz refresh rate, 4,000mAh battery that also supports fast charging, and front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support.

Although the new device undoubtedly has some impressive specs, it will most likely struggle to gain traction of the smartphone market. With an approximate wholesale price of US$525, the phone goes against similarly priced recently launched sleeker looking high-end Android devices from well-established manufacturers like Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Huawei Mate 10. Compared to the above mentioned smartphones, the Razer Phone with its pointy square corners and enormous bezels looks extremely outdated.

It’s hard to imagine that the new smartphone will appeal to anyone else but small niche of hard-core gamers. One cannot help but notice that the launch of Razer Phone coincides with the company’s Hong Kong IPO launch, and the device might just be a tool to attract more attention and higher valuation.


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