Razer launches Android smartphone geared towards gamers

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Razer Inc, a Singapore-based American company that specialises in computer hardware specifically for gamers has made its entry into the world of smartphones.

Razer Phone is also the first in its segment to come with Qualcomm's all-new Quick Charge 4+ support.

The dual, front speakers have zero distortion even at highest levels. In view of the GFXbench posting, the Razer Phone may include double 12MP sensors on the back.

The premium smartphone market is dominated by Apple and Google.

As for the audio part, well Razer is following trends right now and have ditched the 3.5mm audio jack in favour of a THX-certified USB-C audio adapter.

Just like the Nextbit phone before it, this smartphone has a fingerprint scanner under its power button.

It also has a 120Hz refresh rate which is twice the refresh rate than most smartphones offer. The 5.72-inch LCD screen is designed for no lag or stuttering while producing clear and colorful images.

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The Razer Phone also comes with an 8-megapixel front shooter while a dual 12-megapixel rear setup should allow for pretty nice shots.

Fancy PC gaming company Razor has unveiled a smartphone - the first fruits of its acquisition of distressed Nextbit - that boasts a 120Hz display and a monster 4,000mAh battery. The name of the cell phone is specified as Razer Phone and will keep running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the case.

"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.

Powering the phone is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform paired with a massive 8GB of RAM.

The Razer Phone will start shipping on the 17th November, pre-orders start on 3rd November. Nvidia took a serious shot at creating a gaming market for Tegra-powered devices, and even went so far as to help with game-specific optimizations on multiple titles. That refresh rate is double what you'll find on pretty much all the competition in the mobile space (apart from the iPad Pro) and should make for a pretty fantastic gaming experience.

Commenting on the launch of the new Razer device, available exclusively on Three, Mark Gardiner, head of products, services and logistics at Three, said, "We are delighted to be partnering with Razer to be the only network in Ireland offering this premium gaming handset". There's no release date for Australia or New Zealand yet, but as soon as we get word on its availability we'll let you know.

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