The company Razer is stepping outside of its gaming comfort zone and has announced its first smartphone, aptly named the Razer phone.
Widely known and respected for producing computers, keyboards, headsets and mice for all of those hard-core gamers out there, this new device could be the start of a lucrative addition to the already successful business.
It was last January that Razer bought Nextbit a hardware start-up that was founded by HTC and Google alums which were dedicated to making a cloud-connected smartphone that effectively would never run out of space.
Nexbit had all but achieved that goal on their own, allowing apps and data to be offloaded to a FREE cloud, but Razer had other plans, shutting down Nexbit’s own product line shortly after the takeover.
Razer’s phone does have a lot of similarities to Nextbit’s own Robin phone, although the color scheme is completely different (goodbye teal!) plus the front facing speakers should make for a very powerful and loud listening experience.
- 64 GB Storage (which is expandable up to 1TB through a micro SD card – that’s excluding any cloud saving feature that might be included)
- 8 GB of Memory
- An HD screen that has a framerate of up to 120 Hz
- A powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processer
- 8-megapixel front facing camera
- 2x 12-megapixel rear cameras
As you can see from the specs above the Razer phone is on par with many of the flagship phones out there right now (i.e. Pixel 2, One Plus 5, Samsung S8+, etc.).
It should be able to handle just about anything you throw at it. May it be Full HD video streaming on Netflix on the large 5.72 inch display or playing your favorite mobile games like on Conquer Casino where you can enjoy games like roulette and poker right on your mobile device.
We all lead busy lives, and the convenience of having such a powerful phone in order to do your day to day activities or having a bit of fun is always a nice thing, even if the phone is total overkill. I mean who is ever going to need 1 TB of expandable storage or even 8 GB of memory? Most modern phones do just fine clocking in at 3 GB of ram.
The Razer’s battery is pretty impressive too (a whopping 4000 mAh battery!) which is more than double the battery found in the iphone 8. With its quick charging capabilities this thing will be a powerhouse and maybe, finally, a great mobile device for gaming. Which may be apart of Razer’s calculations.
It’s going to be interesting to see how the gaming community reacts to the Razer phone and how it stands up to their other gaming related products. If it’s reasonably affordable and offers across the board carrier support it may be a real game changer (pun intended).
Do you think this gamble by Razer to enter the (already) crowded smartphone market is a good idea? We use Razer headsets, mice, and computers, why not a phone? Let us know in the comments section.