Razer – a company best known for its fearsome looking mice and laptops – just launched its first smartphone in Australia. The imaginatively titled Razer Phone is a gamer-friendly handset that packs in a 120Hz screen, front-facing stereo speakers with THX certified audio and the latest mobile chipset from Qualcomm. It’s being billed as the most powerful smartphone ever. Here’s the Australian pricing, specs and availability.
The Razer Phone is the first device from Razer’s new mobile division. As you would expect, it comes packed-to-the-gills with enthusiast-level features. Chief among these are a 120 Hz ‘UltraMotion’ display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and a massive 8GB RAM.
There’s also a Game Booster app which allows you to tweak the processor speed and screen frame rate while playing graphically demanding games. Here’s a look at the chief specs:
OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Dimensions: 158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Memory/Storage: 8GB (LPDDR4, 1866 MHz) / 64GB
Display: 5.7-inch 120Hz UltraMotion display
Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels
Camera: 12MP AF f1.75 Wide (rear), 8MP FF f2.0 (front)
Razer Phone Australian pricing and availability
In Australia, the Razer Phone carries an RRP of $1099. That makes it cheaper than either the iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, which start at $1579 and $1199, respectively. Considering how expensive Razer’s other gaming gear is, that RRP isn’t too bad.
You will be able to pick up the Razer Phone on June 30 from Aussie retailers including JB Hi-Fi. The Australian Razer site will be selling the device from July 3.
So is this really the world’s most powerful smartphone? Hmm. At 5.7 inches, the Razer Phone certainly isn’t the biggest smartphone on the market. The camera isn’t too crash hot either, if early reviews can be believed.
With that said, anyone buying this phone will be chiefly interested in gaming and in that regard the Razer Phone likely has no equal. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, dual speakers and beefy battery should keep mobile gamers very satisfied.