Razer Phone to Sport 2K Display, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 8GB RAM

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  1. Megalith

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    Razer will likely announce its smartphone on November 1st: while the company hasn’t said much about it, Phone Radar has stumbled on a GFXBench profile that reveals key specifications of the device. The so-called “Razer Phone” will certainly focus on gaming and potentially feature cloud-based functions, based on their acquisition of Nextbit.

    Instead of the stock UI, the Android OS on the Razer Phone will be coming with a customized UI. On the front, we will be looking at a 5.7-inch display with Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution and regular 16:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the Razer Phone comes powered by 10nm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor clocked at 2.4GHz and Adreno 540 GPU. Talking about the GPU, it now fully supports DirectX 12 & Vulkan APIs. The device also packs 8GB of RAM which should be good enough for offering seamless gaming experience.
     
  2. Uvaman2

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    Phones like beer has been for while... everybody is in.. market crashed yet on 'specialty beers' yet?
     
  3. Tiberian

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    If the focus of the device isn't being a phone, it shouldn't be called a phone. ;)
     
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    Im quite surprised Razer has decided to get into phones. They are going to have a very hard time differentiating their products in that space since Qualcomm is the only hardware they can use (ok not really but kinda really).
     
  5. Tiberian

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    Razer purchased Nextbit earlier this year and Nextbit was the company that produced the Robin smartphone (as noted in the article and the OP), not a bad product overall but so different it couldn't get any real traction behind it. The guess now is that the hardware devs from Nextbit were simply retasked with a new project based off that hardware platform and making it with the latest available tech so we'll see what happens soon enough.
     
  6. DejaWiz

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    2.4 GHz octa-core in a cell phone? I'm going to infer that there will be a fair amount of customer complaints regarding thermal throttling, since Razer will likely stick to their "razer blade" ultra-thin and light design approach.
     
  7. kidstechno3

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    Did they learn nothing from Amazon and the flaming garbage of the Fire phone or whatever?
     
  8. HeadRusch

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    Has there even been a game worth upgrading your phone/tablet's GPU in the past 4-5 years? Legit question, I thought all development on console-ish games peaked and then all the AAA publishers basically said "see ya" and left it all to the Asphalt series and other F2P games.....
     
  9. Domingo

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    "Instead of the stock UI, the Android OS on the Razer Phone will be coming with a customized UI."

    NOPE.
     
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    How are they going to convince software developers to make games for this? It's expensive to make games in the first place. No matter how good the Razer phone is, they are going to have a very small market share. I don't see how you will get ROI.
    (Maybe I'm just jaded - but I think games suck on phones anyway. I used to try to play some, but have little interest anymore - bad UI, games are mostly the same, micro-transactions, no thanks!)
     
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    If Razer sticks close to vanilla Android under the hood, they should be fine on that topic. And they'll have to if they want to support the max # of games.
     
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  13. Bigdady92

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    Razer took the courageous route and removed that.

    Unless this system runs a version of windows or play anywhere games, there's no point in any of this hardware being shoved into the phone outside of "Because We Can".
     
  14. Peter2k

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    Ehh

    People buy a lot of Razer stuff, usually because it can glow in all the colors of Skittles
    Hell I bet they could probably sell Razer toilet seats like crazy as long as theres RGB in them
    Obviously syncing with the Razor thermal mug and razor keychain

    Would be surprised if this thing wouldn't come with some kind of RGB

    I know this was only a April fools
    [​IMG]

    But at least it has headphone jacks
    Also, since that one is for real
    [​IMG]

    As long as it syncs :D
     
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    Sounds more like another tablet with LTE
     
  16. GuruX

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    DirectX 12 on a non-Microsoft OS? Umm..... HOW?
     
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    AFAIK The mug is only available for promotions.

    Also, 8gb of ram is large for a phone. LG V20/V30 has 4, Note 8 has 6, S8 has 4, Pixel XL has 4, One Plus 5 has 6/8 options.

    I understand that people joke on Razer a lot but I'm hoping they actually make something cool.
     
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    2k is 1080p, maybe you want to change the title.
     
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    I am not sure if a garish looking phone with LED strip (which completely ruins the bezeless experience) is the best way to go.
     
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    Sure, if that's the actual case, but there is no evidence of that yet. And I doubt it will have that.
     
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    It's just really hard for me to not automatically assume that Razer corporation wouldn't stick that LED breathing snake logo on the back of their phone.

    Sorry, but it's an exception when their products don't glow like christmas trees, not the norm.
     
  22. GoldenTiger

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    No, it isn't. 2k is 2k different from 1080p.
     
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    the phone probably overheats like its laptops
     
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    Waiting for version 2.0 with a 4k display
     
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    Unless it runs windows 7 or 10 idgaf.
     
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    Will it support the Razer Core? If not, I'm not interested.
     
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    The funny thing is, you could actually use that to play games.
     
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    Ditto with 3.5 inch screen and a magnifying glass included.
     
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    Aren't 2k screens from like 3-4 years ago?
    I mean the note 4 had a 5.7" 2,560 x 1,440 screen. If that's what they're really running with as an ad, then i would only assume the phone will be sub $300 since it's old stuff.
     
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    I am not fond of them calling 2560x1440 2K since 2K is technically 2048x1080, the 2K refers to the 2048 pixels across.
    1080P is closer to 2K than 2560x1440.
     
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    When will they learn that we don't want a customized UI with a bunch of bloatware. Just give it good specs and stock Android. We'll figure out the rest.

    I don't know how good Razer is with compute devices, but their quality for keyboards and mousepads is definitely worse.
     
  32. GuruX

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    Outside of one Sony model and the 18:9 aspect ratios of some phones, we've been stuck at that 1440p resolution since the LG G3. Heck, even the 18:9 phones technically are 1440p
     
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    Custom UI’s don’t kill Android, you can still have a stock Android device with a custom UI. What kills most Android phones is the OEM install as that usually has additional services running.
     
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    Outside of extreme PPI and VR, there is little reason to go higher than 1080p on phones.

    If Razer wants to get into VR gaming then they should go with higher, if not then stick to “2k” what ever that may be?
     
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  35. krotch

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    Ya, Sony has been a bit ridiculous with their 4k phones. Personally, I'm not certain if I'd see any difference between a 1080p phone, 2k phone, or a 4k phone anyways. Maybe if they gave me some cables to be able to output to HDMI.
     
  36. aaronspink

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    4k? what are you soft? Nothing short of 16k is worthy, 2k DPI or bust.
     
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    Not saying custom UIs kills Androids, but some of us simply just want a completely stock Android install. They can continue making bloatware if they want, just don't install it. Instead, have it in the store for download. I have a Z5 and I very much like their music player. I don't like any of the other Sony or carrier bloatware though, which I have to root to remove.
     
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    I agree.. Hopefully they will do a nearly stock install, and just a Razer launcher.. I doubt they will add too much bloatware, probably just Razer tools and store front or some shit. But yeah I know what you mean.
     
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    All we need now is a chroma toilet seat.
     
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    Yes. I do a lot of racing games on my iPad Pro 12.9. It was a nice upgrade from the 9.7 in speed and visuals