… Because that’s totally a thing, right? Anyone?
Just to get you up to speed, back in 2016 there was this crowd-funded Android phone called the Nextbit Robin. The company that made it was acquired last January by Razer, Inc.—an outfit known for making gaming-centric products like laptops, controllers and other accessories. And after much speculation (and a few leaks) this, the Razer Phone, was revealed yesterday.
The phone’s design is similar to its blocky Nextbit predecessor, but the new model puts its large forehead and chin to good use, cramming multiple Dolby ATMOS-compatible speaker drivers into each (no headphone jack, though). But what really sets this device apart is the option to run its screen at 120Hz, with enough battery power to do so for more than a few minutes at a time. Other specs:
Snapdragon 835 processor
5.7 inch QHD LCD display @ 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz
8GB of RAM / 64GB of storage + microSD
12 and 13MP wide and telephoto rear cameras / 8MP selfie cam
4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge 4+
Android 7.1 Nougat (at launch)
The Razer Phone will be available in murdered-out black only, with a limited edition adding a neon green logo on the back. It will retail for $699 USD. I would think that an Android phone for serious Android gamers would also have an unlockable bootloader so that you could root it and install AdAway to kill ads on free-to-play titles; maybe that’s just me.