|Slogan||Watch, Listen, Play|
|First released||November 15, 2017|
|Availability by Region|
|Predecessor||Nextbit Robin (indirect)|
|Successor||Razer Phone 2|
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|
|Memory||8 GB LPDDR4X RAM|
|Removable storage||microSD, up to 2 TB|
|Battery||4,000 mAh Li-ion|
|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|
The Razer Phone is an Android smartphone designed and developed by Razer Inc. that went on sale on 15 November, 2017. The device is designed mainly for gamers, although reviewers have noted that it is also good enough for everyday use.
As a result of the acquisition of Nextbit in January 2017, 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.
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. The front glass is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and the power and volume buttons are made of plastic.
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.
It uses the market-standard USB-C charging port 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. The speakers are enhanced with Dolby Atmos, and the phone comes with a THX-certified USB-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter.
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.
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.
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