Razer today unveiled the Razer Phone, an Android smartphone with groundbreaking audiovisual technologies and processing muscle that takes personal entertainment to the next level. The first device from Razer’s mobile division, the Razer Phone comes with a phenomenal display, cinematic audio and enough power to last a user all day, all in the palm of his or her hand.
The Razer Phone is equipped with the world’s first 120 Hz UltraMotion display that delivers the fastest refresh rates and smoothest graphics among today’s smartphones. UltraMotion’s adaptive refresh technology synchronizes the GPU and display to remove image tearing or lag while driving efficient power usage. The 5.72-inch display – a Quad HD IGZO LCD – delivers vibrant and sharp images with a wide color gamut.
The Razer Phone is powered by Dolby Atmos technology to provide true cinematic audio via front-firing speakers with dual dedicated amplifiers. A THX-certified USB-C audio adapter with a 24-bit digital audio convertor guarantees audiophile-quality sound with one’s favorite headphones.
The Razer Phone ensures the ultimate viewing and gaming experience with the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform and a massive 8GB of RAM. Users can fine-tune their experiences with the Razer Game Booster app, and the phone’s best-in-class thermal design reduces throttling to maximize power and performance. It also packs a large 4,000 mAh battery, one of the largest capacities found on smartphones today. This allows gamers to keep playing all day long, while Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+ enables rapid charging.
With dual rear 12 MP cameras, the Razer Phone gives photographers a versatile tool to create amazing images. Zooming from wide angle to telephoto is seamless with a quick pinch on the display, and the dual-tone flash ensures that subjects will always look natural. The Razer Phone’s sleek, 8-mm-thin aluminum body is a beauty to behold and to hold. It comes with Android Nougat and will receive the Android Oreo upgrade in spring 2018. The device comes with Nova Launcher Prime with Google Assistant Integration. A wildly popular launcher, Nova Launcher Prime offers extreme customizability of the Android experience to suit every taste and need.
Every feature of the Razer Phone was designed to bring users the ultimate in mobile entertainment:
Watch – Enjoy movies the way they were meant to be seen. Feast your eyes on a big screen with crisp details and the smoothest motion, complete with true-to-life vibrant colors. Add loud, riveting sound to complete the cinematic experience right in your hand.
Listen – Expertly tuned audio delivers all the highs and lows of your favorites tracks whether you listen through the stereo speakers or your favorite headphones. Don’t suffer in silence, there’s enough battery power to keep your tunes streaming all day long.
Play – From your everyday commute to playing in a tournament, experience buttery smooth gameplay and lightning-fast performance thanks to top-of-the-line components. Dial in your graphics to optimize your experience no matter what game you’re playing. And with a larger battery size, you can indulge in the latest games without worrying about running out of power.
“It’s common knowledge that I’m obsessed with my smartphones, I play a ton of games on them, and they’re my go-to for streaming content,”
said Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan.
“We have wanted to make a phone with gaming-level tech for years, and the Razer Phone delivers in every way we imagined.”
Razer is partner with the world’s top gaming companies, including Tencent and Square Enix, to bring the best gaming experiences to mobile and take full advantage of the Razer Phone’s extraordinary features. Mobile games are being optimized by partners for Razer Phone’s UltraMotion display with frame rates of up to 120 frames per second.
“Arena of Valor,” which Tencent is launching soon in North America, is the world’s most popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA). Players battling on the Razer Phone will engage in overclocked action and turbocharged team fights, thanks to the device’s powerful gaming capabilities.
“The future of gaming is rapidly expanding to mobile devices, and both Razer and Tencent are at the forefront of fast-tracking development,” said Vincent Gao, global marketing director at Tencent Games. “Arena of Valor brings gamers a fast-paced, competitive experience, and the Razer phone was built to handle the visuals, sound and quick-reflex mechanics of the game. This partnership sets the standard for the next generation of mobile screen play.”
Other gaming partnerships include:
• “Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition” from Square Enix
• “Gear.Club” from Eden Games
• “Lineage 2: Revolution” from Netmarble Games Corporation
• “Old School RuneScape” from Jagex Limited
• “RuneScape” from Jagex Limited
• “Shadowgun Legends” from Madfinger Games
• “Tekken” from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe
• “Titanfall: Assault” from NEXON Co., Ltd. and Particle City, Inc.
• “World of Tanks Blitz” from Wargaming Group Limited
The Razer Theme Store allows gamers to customize their phone, changing wallpapers, icon packs and colors throughout the phone. It includes custom ringtones by Razer DJs and custom wallpapers inspired by the world’s top gaming titles, such as “Shadowgun Legends”.
In Europe, Razer has exclusively partnered with Three to be its launch carrier in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark and Sweden, Dave Dyson, CEO at Three UK, said:
“My ambition is always to innovate in ways that deliver better experiences for our customers and a partnership with Razer is a perfect fit. Razer has produced something that is a step ahead of any other mobile gaming device and I am delighted to be able to make this exclusive experience available to Three’s customers.”
Susan Buttsworth, CEO at Three’s international opportunities development division at CK Hutchison, said:
“The launch of Razer Phone with Three marks another step in growing our Group strategic partnership with Razer and our position in the wider mobile gaming space. Not only is the device fine-tuned for gamers but it will also be of appeal to customers looking for a best of breed entertainment device, thanks to its stunning display and great audio quality. We look forward to a deeper co-operation with Razer, and will continue to bring to the Three customer base the most new and exciting products, services and digital experience.”
1,337 sets of the Razer Phone Special Edition with Razer’s iconic green triple-headed snake logo will be available from Three stores in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, at Razer Store in San Francisco, and online in the USA and Canada via Razerzone.com. The standard edition of the Razer Phone features a chrome triple-headed snake logo.
The Razer Phone has a recommended retail price of GBP £699.99 / €749.99 / US$699.99 and will be available via:
Three Europe: United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark and Sweden.
Razerzone.com: North America, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark and Sweden.
It will also be available on Amazon.com and at selected Microsoft Store locations in the USA.
From November 1, 2017, 9p.m. GMT, pre-orders will begin at Three outlets and on the Three website. The Razer Phone can also be reserved on Razerzone.com in launch countries. The Razer Phone will go on sale in launch countries from November 17, 2017.
For the techies, under the bonnet of the Razor Phone consists of:
Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform
System Memory: 8 GB dual channel (LPDDR4, 1600 MHz)
Internal: 64 GB UFS
External: microSD (class 10, 2 TB max.)
5.72-in. IGZO LCD 1440 x 2560
120 Hz, Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
12 MP AF f1.75 wide
12 MP AF f2.6 zoom
Dual tone, dual LED flash
Front Camera: 8 MP FF f2.0
Stereo front-facing speakers
Audio adapter with THX-certified DAC
4000 mAh lithium-ion battery
Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+
GSM: Quad-band GSM UMTS: B1/2/3/4/5/8
TDD LTE: B38/39/40/41 TD-SCDMA: B34/39
158.5 mm x 77.7 mm x 8 mm
6.24 in. x 3.06 in. x 0.31 in.
Android Version: Nougat 7.1.1