An Online Retailer May Have Leaked The Razer Phone’s Specs
Earlier this month, Razer teased the fact that they were entering the smartphone market. Beyond knowing they’ll be making their announcement on November 1st, we don’t know much about the phone.
Online retailer 3G recently posted a listing for the Razer phone that provided more information regarding the phone’s specs. The listing has since been removed, but a screenshot can be seen below.
The listing reports that the phone will have 8GB of RAM, which is twice what most flagship phones offer, 64GB of storage, a 5.72-inch IGZO display, and a 120Hz panel. The speakers are also interesting in that they are THX which isn’t too surprising since Razer bought the Geroge Lucas-founded company last year.
The phone’s 4,000mAH battery is larger than what is found on most smartphones, but it also supports Quick Charge 4+. The interesting thing about the Quick Charge is that it implies that the phone will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor which would line up with what previous leaks have suggested.
Given that Razer is known for gaming PCs and gaming hardware, it’s expected that the phone will be made for gaming and the 120Hz refresh rate does support those theories. That being said, we’ll have to be convinced as to whether or not there is truly a market for a Razer smartphone. Mobile gaming isn’t very demanding and many gamers have abandoned the market as it is flooded with Crash of Clan clones and other derivative titles.
The design of the phone bears a resemblance to the Robin phone which makes sense considering that Razer bought Nextbit, the company behind the Robin, earlier this year. One thing worth noting about the phone is that has rather large bezels in an era when most flagship phones are moving towards a bezel-less design.
In terms of price, the listing priced it at the equivalent of $800, but that could very well be a placeholder. Regardless, we should know more tomorrow.
Eric is an avid tech junkie, gamer, and comic fan. When he's not working on his PC, you'll find him at your local comic book shop.