Razer creates a smartphone aimed at gamers

Today the company is launching the Razer Phone with a couple of industry firsts, which is impressive considering the competition in the smartphone space.

Those industry firsts…

A specially designed thermal system to allow it’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC to run without being throttled for a much longer period than the typical Android phone, which slows the CPU down after about 5 minutes.

The other, a 120Hz 1440p 5.7″ LCD screen. Similar to Apple’s “Pro Motion” display on the new iPad Pros the high frequency display allows for the smoother display for high frame rate applications.

The phone also has 8GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a microSD slot, although it’s shipping with the older Android 7 with the company promising a move to 8 in the near future.

Is it a phone for gamers? Perhaps, if you play a lot of Android games on your phone? Really it’s just another Android phone with some nice perks at the fairly reasonable price of US$699.

You can pre-order the phone now with shipments beginning November 17th.

Source: Razer Enters The Smartphone Arena With The Razer Phone