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[Anandtech] Razer launches the Razer Phone - 120 hz IGZO display and 8 gigs of Ram

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Amazing news coming from Razer today, they launch today the Razer Phone:
















There will be a special edition with the green logo on the back, funny thing is that only 1337 units will be made (LEET FTW):




Same design of the Nextbit robin but with a lot of extra goodies!

Some notables:

* 5.7-inch LCD 1440 x 2560 120 Hz IGZO ultramotion display that has something like G-Sync but they achieved this working with Qualcomm... so, it would be Q-Sync?
* Gorilla Glass 3
* Android OS (7.1.1 Nougat, upgradeable to Oreo on Q1 2018)
* $699 USD
* Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
* 8 Gigs of ram
* Audio powered by Dolby Atmos and THX certified (a brand that Razer owns), Min Liang Tan said that this will be the loudest phone
* Each speaker has a dedicated amplifier
* 4,000 mAh battery
* Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+
* 802.11 ac
* NFC
* Dual Camera with:
- 12MP AF f1.75 Wide
- 13MP AF f2.6 Zoom

Source of news: Anandtech Link

Source of Phone: Razer Link

Edit: added Razer Link and more photos
Edited by Dennybrig - 11/1/17 at 3:49pm
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Priced at $700 and shipping on November 17th

This device has a 5.7-inch 1440p screen... and a whopping 8GB of RAM, plus 64GB of expandable storage. It also includes stereo front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos support and a generous 4,000mAh battery powering the flagship-standard Snapdragon 835 processor. A dual 12-megapixel camera system on the back works along the same lines as Apple’s iPhone setup: one camera has an f/1.8 lens for wide shots and the other is a telephoto f/2.6 shooter.

If it has the same quality control as their mice and keyboards...
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I like the hardware features but man this thing is gonna flop, especially with that Razer tax @$699 redface.gif
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Looks good doesn't work. that's Razer for ya..
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i was actually a little excited thinking this was referring to the old school razr flip phone LOL

Still wouldn't buy it.
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I like the hardware features but man this thing is gonna flop, especially with that Razer tax @$699 redface.gif

Can you tell me why do you believe this thing will flop?

A lot of people always complains about:

* Lack of higher refresh rates on cellphones displays
* The "Make it Thinner" trend that sacrifices battery life
* Low RAM

This phone checks all of those boxes.

I don´t think this is bad, not at all, i would pick this up over a S8 any day
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Wonder who does the OS for them........
Wouldn't buy for that reason
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Wonder who does the OS for them........
Wouldn't buy for that reason

It runs Android 7.1.1
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If I were currently in the market for a phone, I would actually consider this.

It is no more expensive than other flagships, in fact, it is cheaper than most.

It seems to be focused more on actually having decent hardware than keeping up with the latest fashion trends.

I'm not really sure what there is to hate about this as a tech enthusiast (you ARE a tech enthusiast if you are here on OCN, right?) other than the fact it is made by razer and it is popular to hate on them blindly.
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