Razer Phone

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Razer Phone
Razer Phone Wordmark.png
Brand Razer Inc.
Slogan Watch, Listen, Play[1]
First released November 15, 2017; 10 months ago (2017-11-15)
Availability by Region
Predecessor Nextbit Robin (indirect)
Type Phablet
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 158.5 mm (6.24 in) H
77.7 mm (3.06 in) W
8 mm (0.31 in) D
Weight 197 g (6.9 oz)
Operating system Android 7.1 "Nougat" (upgradable to 8.1)
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz & 4x1.9 GHz) Kryo
GPU Adreno 540
MemoryGB LPDDR4X RAM
Storage 64 GB
Removable storage microSD, up to 2 TB[1]
Battery 4,000 mAh Li-ion
Data inputs
Display 5.7 in (140 mm) IPS LCD, 2560x1440 resolution, 515 ppi, DCI-P3 wide color gamut, 120 Hz refresh rate
Rear camera Dual 12 MP + 12 MP (f/1.75, PDAF & f/2.6, PDAF), 2x optical zoom, dual-LED flash, 4K video
Front camera 8 MP, autofocus
Sound Dolby Atmos stereo speakers (front-facing)
Connectivity 3G, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, GPS & GLONASS, USB-C[2]
Website www.razerzone.com/mobile/razer-phone

The Razer Phone is an Android smartphone designed and developed by Razer Inc. that went on sale on 15 November, 2017.[3] The device is designed mainly for gamers, although reviewers have noted that it is also good enough for everyday use.[4]

History[edit]

As a result of the acquisition of Nextbit in January 2017,[5] Razer started developing its own phone. The Razer Phone, therefore, is very similar in design to the Nextbit Robin. Its fingerprint scanner and front camera's positioning is the same, and both phones have large bezels, although the Razer Phone is made of aluminum, unlike the plastic Robin.[6]

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The Razer Phone's back is a slab of black aluminum with a chrome Razer logo. Special editions were released, one with a gold logo, and one with a green logo.[3][7] The front glass is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3,[8] and the power and volume buttons are made of plastic.

It uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with 8 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The internal storage is expandable by a microSD card.[9]

The display is a 5.7" 1440p IPS LCD panel with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Its highlighted feature is an "UltraMotion" 120 Hz display refresh rate, similar to Apple's second-generation iPad Pro.[9]

The Phone comes with two 12 MP cameras on the back, one being a wide-angle lens, and the other a telephoto. The wide-angle lens features an f/1.75 aperture, while the telephoto lens offers f/2.6 aperture.[9]

It uses the market-standard USB-C charging port[2] for its 4,000 mAh battery, capable of fast charging using Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+. It also has a 24W fast charger included in the box. The phone does not have a 3.5 mm headphone jack.[9] The speakers are enhanced with Dolby Atmos, and the phone comes with a THX-certified USB-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter.[10]

Software[edit]

The Phone originally came out running near-stock Android 7.1 Nougat. On April 16th of 2018, the phone was upgraded to Android 8.1 Oreo.[3][11] Its default launcher is Nova Launcher Prime.

Accessories[edit]

Project Linda[edit]

At CES 2018, Razer previewed a prototype laptop codenamed "Project Linda" that uses the Razer Phone to power the computer. After the phone is placed into the trackpad area of the computer and a hardware button is pressed, a USB-C connector clicks into the phone, which also charges the phone when docked.[12]

The laptop uses a custom operating system based on Android and has 200 GB of internal storage, a 13.3" 1440p display, two USB ports, a 720p webcam, a dual-array microphone, and a 3.5mm headphone jack, but lacks dedicated speakers and uses those built-into the Razer Phone.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Smartphone for Gamers - Razer Phone". Razer. Archived from the original on November 2, 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Razer Phone - Full phone specifications". www.gsmarena.com. Archived from the original on 2017-11-02. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Razer Phone is on sale early in the US". Android Authority. 2017-11-15. Archived from the original on 2017-11-16. Retrieved 2017-11-16. 
  4. ^ "Razer Phone hands-on: Built for gamers, good enough for everyone". Engadget. Archived from the original on 2017-11-03. Retrieved 2017-11-02. 
  5. ^ Lunden, Ingrid. "Razer acquires Nextbit, the startup behind the Robin smartphone". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on 2017-12-02. Retrieved 2017-11-02. 
  6. ^ "Razer Phone review: A tough sell, even if it's great for gamers". Engadget. Retrieved 2018-04-18. 
  7. ^ "'Limited Gold Edition' of the Razer Phone is now available for purchase with barely any gold". Android Police. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018. 
  8. ^ "Razer Phone tech specs". Windows Central. 2017-11-01. Archived from the original on 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2017-11-02. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Razer Phone announced with huge bezels, no headphone jack, and dubious gamer cred". The Verge. Archived from the original on 2017-11-02. Retrieved 2017-11-02. 
  10. ^ "Razer Phone Hits This Month, Focuses on High-Fidelity Visuals, Sound". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2017-11-06. Retrieved 2017-11-24. 
  11. ^ Razer [@Razer] (16 April 2018). "The wait is over! Starting today, we're rolling out Android 8.1 to fans wielding the Razer Phone" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  12. ^ "Razer's Project Linda turns your Razer phone into a laptop". The Verge. Archived from the original on 2018-01-13. Retrieved 2018-01-11. 
  13. ^ "Project Linda is a laptop dock for the Razer Phone". Engadget. Archived from the original on 2018-01-13. Retrieved 2018-01-11. 
  14. ^ https://www.eazzyone.com/2018/09/razer-phone-2-launched-date-and-full.html

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