Populer Gaming Company Razer Just Launched It’s First Phone With 8 GB RAM and a 120 Hz Display

After some rumors and leaks, Popular PC peripheral maker Razer is now in smartphone space. Their opening smartphone is oriented towards gamers and it is named as Razer Phone. With major gaming support, this phone’s display includes a refresh rate of 120Hz assuring zero lag or stuttering. It has this new ‘UltraMotion’ display as prime USP. Then, another gaming oriented feature is stereo front-facing speakers with dual amplifiers and THX certified DAC that stands over highest quality Snapdragon 835 processor. For optics, it has 12-megapixel dual cameras for augmented reality support.

This powerful device is backed by a suitably powerful battery of 4000mAh battery.

Priced at $699 (around Rs. 45,000), the phone will go on sale later this month in Three stores in the UK and EU as well as Microsoft Stores in the US. Company’s own stores in San Francisco will begin the sale on November 17.

A special edition will come with a Neon Green company logo on the back panel while the regular phone will have a black logo.

For other specifications, it comes with Qualcomm’s latest Quick Charge 4+ support, stereo facing front speakers, dual amplifiers, an audio adapter with THX certified DAC, and Dolby Atmos. There is Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, with an upgrade to Android Oreo in Q1 2018 for future.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 paired with an 8GB of RAM that supports its fabulous 5.72-inch IGZO LCD UltraMotion display with QHD (1440×2560 pixels) screen resolution, a wide color gamut (WCG), a 120Hz refresh rate. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 assures its durability on the other hand.

This powerful gaming device has 64GB inbuilt storage with expandability to 2TB. Connectivity comes through Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, 4G, and 3G. It measures 158.5×77.7x8mm and weighs 197 grams. If you recall, Razer bought NextBit last year after the launch of Robin phone, and considering the Razer Phone looks a lot like the Robin, you can be sure that the Nextbit’s talent has been put to use.

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Reportedly, Razer Plans To Build A Phone For Gamers, But Needs More Money

If you are familiar with r/pcmasterrace, chances are that you are already familiar with Razer. It’s a company that has been launching successful gaming devices in recent years including a powerful but tiny Razer Blade and a crazy powerful Razer Blade Pro that has a mechanical keyboard and thin design.

Razer Blade

Bloomberg recently reported that company is planning to make a phone targeted at gamers. The report also says that currently, the company does not have all the money that it will need to manufacture and ship the phone so it will be doing an IPO in Hong Kong that could value Razer’s business at $5 billion which will help in funding company’s smartphone plans

While it seems a surprising event, considering Razer acquired smartphone maker NextBit this year make company’s plans easy to believe. There are still tons of question that as a gamer I would love to get answers of. Will the phone run Android or Windows Mobile? what will be different for it to be called a gaming phone? will it have Nextbit branding or Razer’s? how much Razer tax will it have? I guess we will have to wait a bit to get answers. considering the IPO won’t be before October, we can be sure that the phone won’t be coming in this year.

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Razer Just Baught NextBit To Enter The Smartphone Market

Razer -a company that has been making some of the best gaming laptops in the world – just announced that it has bought smartphone maker NextBit.

Nextbit is the manufacturer of a pretty unique smartphone Robin which had seamless cloud integration. The NextBit Robin did not run out of storage at all. Apart from the cloud features, the phone had a unique design, and it was cheap compared to similarly powerful Samsung or LG phones.

 

With a big company like Razer at their helm, the company will have the much bigger financial backing and support for its future projects. For Razer, it will be company’s first entry into the smartphone market.

Nextbit says that it won’t vanish under the brand name of Razer. Instead, the company will work as an independent division inside Razer.

Nextbit will operate as an independent division inside Razer, focused on unique mobile design and experiences. To put it simply, we’ll be doing exactly what we’ve been doing all along, only bigger and better.

Nextbit has stopped selling Robin smartphones and accessories. To keep existing customers happy, the company will continue software support till February 2018, and it will also fulfill the warranties for six upcoming months.

Razer has had a good track record of making high-quality gaming hardware in the past. I am sure that Razer can pull something great in the smartphone market too if it continues to do just as good work as it has been doing.

What do you think about the acquisition? Share with others in the comments below.

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This Laptop has GTX 1080 and a Mechanical Keyboard, But it is as Thin As MacBook Pro

Razer Blade Pro has a GTX 1080 GPU, Quad Core Processor, a Mechanical Processor and a 4K Display. Take a look at all that is new in Razer’s flagship laptop.

Recently, Gaming hardware manufacturer Razer overhauled its most popular Laptop with some seriously powerful specs, a thin profile, and a 4K touch Screen. The new laptop comes with a mechanical keyboard too.

The laptop  is powered by a Core i7-6700HQ processor. As the 6000 series suggests, the i7 is based on last year’s Skylake architecture. While it is not the newest Quad Core, these are still the most powerful one available for sale.

The Laptop has a 17-inch 4K display that comes with G-Sync and 100% Adobe RGB coverage, surprisingly, Razer Pro’s screen is also Touch enabled.

Razer Blade Pro
Razer Blade Pro

Like its brothers, Blade Pro is a gaming Laptop and to power the 4K screen and run games, Razer has added a Nvidia GeFource GTX 1080. Mind you, its is a Desktop card, not a Laptop one, so you can expect pretty much high-end gaming desktop grade performance from this beast.

Blade Pro comes with 32 Gig of 2113 MHz DDR4 RAM and you can pick between 512 GB to 2 TB of M.2 Solid State Storage. The laptop also packs a Killer DoubleShot Pro network interface card and supports 802.11ac wireless to make sure the lowest possible latency.

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While all these specs are impressive for a Laptop that is just as thick as a MacBook Pro, Razer Pro’s biggest trick up its sleeve is a mechanical keyboard.

While Razer is not the first one to cram a Mechanical Keyboard in a Laptop, this is certainly the best looking and most practical implementation yet. MSI Released GT80 two year ago with a Cherry MX Brown mechanical keyboard, but that thing was way too bulky.

MSI GT80 had a Mechanical Keyboard, but it was more of a Portable Desktop than a  Gaming Laptop
MSI GT80 had a Mechanical Keyboard, but it was more of a Portable Desktop than a Gaming Laptop

If you are a PC gamer, I am sure that your mouth must be watering to get that piece of engineering on your hand, but there are some compromises too. While Razor Pro is slim, it still weights 7.8 pounds and as long the battery is, powering those specs on a 4K display is not going to be possible for a long time without plugging it into a wall adapter.

And Razer Blade Pro starts selling at $3700.

What do you think about Razer Pro? Share with others in the comments below and let me search for my piggy bank…