In a time when Apple and Samsung are locked in a race to release their first folding flagships for the next generation, gaming company Razer takes a different route by trying to tap a niche market of smartphone users.
During a keynote event on November 1, CEO Min-Liang Tan finally revealed the Razer Phone, their first-ever smartphone product. “This is one of our biggest announcements for a really long time and we’ve worked on it for a really long time,” he said.
Tan introduced the Razer Phone by talking about its 5.7-inch 2K QHD display with groundbreaking Ultramotion technology that allows for a seamless experience thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate.
“For the display, the Razer Phone has the world’s first 120Hz Ultramotion display. Now what does that do? Well in short, there’s no motion lag, there’s no stuttering, there’s no ghosting. As you can see between 60Hz and 120Hz you get it perfect,” he said.
Another feature Tan focused on was the phone’s Audio capabilities, which he said offered a true cinematic experience due to the world’s first THX certified dual front-facing speakers powered by Dolby Atmos.
Meanwhile, the Razer Phone’s main specs are a massive 8GB RAM with 64GB expandable storage, all powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 that runs on 4,000mAh. Other features include dual 12MP rear cameras, an 8MP front-facing camera and a fingerprint sensor.
Unfortunately, Razer decided to do away with the headphone jack but the Razer Phone does have a quick charge function that can juice up its battery to 85 percent in just an hour.
If you’re worried about its weight then you’ll probably be relieved to know that it’s only as heavy as an iPhone 8 Plus, which isn’t so bad considering all the revolutionary tech you’re getting with this device.
The Razer Phone will cost $699 or around P36,000 and is expected to start shipping starting
Check out this hands on video from Mr. Mobile: