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Razer Phone Specs, Release Date and Price

by Henry Emmanuel

Ask me about the OnePlus 5 and i’ll tell you it’s passé. After being teased, coupled with the nostalgic feelings we all had, razer have decided to make good on their promise by announcing its biggest smartphone that is meant​ for hardcore gaming. The new Razer Phone is practically an all black version of “Nextbit’s Robin” and it offers tremendous specs that’s capable of ‘running’ even the most intensive games. Razer’s new Android phone brings huge bezels accompanied with a stunning screen that delivers refresh rate up to 120 HZ and a 5.7inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 1440 × 2560 that boasts of vibrant and wide color gamut.

At the back, we have a 12 MP dual cameras with dual tone flash​ and a safely plastered tri-headed snake that exhibits razer’s logo. Coming to the internals, Razer Phone is proudly powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 8GB RAM and 64 GB mass storage that can be expanded with up to 2TB MicroSD card. The gaming flagship also boasts of superior battery life as it’s being equipped with a 4,000mAh battery. To add more, the new Razer Phone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with Oreo coming up next spring. It’s obvious that razer phone is a spec-heavy beast that features a dual front facing speakers backed by dolby atmos with individual amplifiers to enjoy a rich sound experience. Let’s quick feast our eyes on the new Razer Phone specs.

Razer Phone Specifications
Operating System Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo)
Display 5.7-inch Sharp IGZO
2560 x 1440 resolution
120 Hz UltraMotion screen
Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 8GB LPDDR4 (1600MHz)
Storage Internal: 64GB UFS
External: MicroSD (class 10, 2TB max)
Ports USB Type-C
Headphone adapter included
Sound Stereo Front-facing speakers
Dual Amplifiers
Audio Adapter with THX certified DAC
Dolby Atmos
Dual Rear Camera 12MP AF f/1.75 Wide
12MP AF f/2.6 Zoom
Dual tone, dual LED flash
Front Camera 8MP f/2.0
Battery 4,000 mAh
Qualcomm Quickcharge 4.0+
Wireless Charging No
Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
Bands GSM: Quad-band GSM | UMTS: B1/2/3/4/5/8
LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66
TDD LTE: B38/39/40/41 | TD-SCDMA: B34/39
Biometric Fingerprint scanner (side power button)
Bootloader Unlockable Yes, directly through phone
Dimensions 158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm
Weight 197g
Price $699

Release Date and Price

Even with all the tremendous features, the new Razer Phone seems more affordable than the iPhone X and OnePlus 5. Razer Phone sells at a price of $699 (that’s about €749.99, £699.99 and N248,844 in Nigerian naira. For the release date, the new razer phone will go on sale starting November 17 in the UK, EU, and the US. The device is really a crazy beast that exists only for hardcore gaming. The only con is that it doesn’t have an headphone jack, but it’s still cool and a go-for if you’re a gamers.

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