Razer Just Made A Smartphone For Gamers

It has 8GB RAM.

Gaming company Razer is officially in the smartphone business.

The 12-year-old company recently unveiled its debut smartphone to the world, aptly named the Razer Phone.

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The possibility of a Razer-developed smartphone has been a topic of discussion in the tech and gaming world ever since the company acquired smartphone maker Netbix earlier this year.

Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan put the rumour mill to rest on Wednesday when he introduced the device during the company's keynote in London.

It might look like any other smartphone at first glance; but when you dig deep inside, you'd find a beast that's capable of high-end, demanding mobile gaming

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Billed as a phone for gamers, the Razer Phone is powered by Android and comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, 64GB of storage, 8GB of RAM (which is equivalent to the amount of memory that comes in most PCs), a dual 12-megapixel rear camera, and 8-megapixel front shooter.

Best of all, a 5.72-inch, Quad HD IGZO LCD screen, with 120Hz capabilities. Gaming, or any visual tasks for that matter, will be buttery smooth.

It's basically a PC in smartphone form.

The smartphones comes equipped with Android Nougat 7.1.1

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You can also expect the Razer Phone to use Android Nougat 7.1.1. when it arrives, while Android Oreo 8.0 is expected to be added in the beginning of next year.

Razer opted for a low-key approach to the body design, a stark difference from the bright colours of its keyboards and gaming mice

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"We didn’t start out trying to make a gaming phone, but rather a phone for gamers. Something you wouldn’t be embarrassed about pulling out in public. And it had to have the highest performance both on paper and in real life benchmarks," said Tom Moss, head of Razer’s mobile business. 

That's kinda true. You don't want to walk around with a disco ball right?

You'll have to fork out USD699 (about RM2,960) to get your hands on the Razer Phone

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The smartphone is expected to ship on 17 November. But of course, it remains to be seen whether Razer’s first smartphone will be made available in Malaysia.

For more details, drop by Razer's official website here

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