The new Razer phone for gamers offers beefy specs and ditches headphone jack

The new Razer phone for gamers offers beefy specs and ditches headphone jack

Razer has developed a reputation as the go-to brand for gaming peripherals and they’ve made waves recently with their array of slim, powerful laptops. Now, they’re making the leap over to mobile gaming as they’re making their first ever smartphone that they’ve dubbed the Razer Phone.

Designed from the ground up as a gaming phone, Razer has crammed in a 5.7-inch 1440p pixel resolution IGZO display that offers adjustable frame rates up to 120Hz to ensure silky smooth animations when gaming. Paired with this are a pair of front-facing speakers that integrate Dolby Atmos support for more vivid audio. At first blush, the phone comes with the nigh borderless widescreen displays in vogue with current-gen flagship phones with the side bezels almost completely eliminated with the top and bottom consisting of just a narrow swedge within a casing of machined aluminium and the Razer logo emblazoned on the rear. It’s not all just for show as Razer has machined the metal casing to also actsas a heatsink to ensure extended gaming without cooking off. Unfortunately, the phone seems to wordpress lack a 3.5mm audio jack and instead throws in a THX-certified dongle if you deign to use a conventional wired headphone.

To ensure everything ticks along at a nippy pace, the phone comes with a current-gen flagship-class Snapdragon 835 processor running Android 7.1.1 Nougat. This is paired with a whopping 8GB of RAM along with 64GB of expandable storage. Endurance for extended gaming sessions is provided by a 4,000mAh battery. On the camera imaging from, the Razer Phone sports a rear dual-camera array, both of which come with 12-MP sensors with one camera  packing an F/1.7 aperture and the other an F/2.6 telephoto lens for up-close and distance work.

For your money, the Razer Phone will ship in November 2017 via Amazon and Razer’s online store at about USD$700 which works out to about RM2,965 which look like pretty attractive prices though GST still hasn’t been factored in as yet. For more details swing by their official site here.

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