Razer smartphone specs surface in leaked benchmark listing

By Shawn Knight ยท 6 replies
Oct 12, 2017
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  1. We won’t have to wait until November to learn about Razer's upcoming smartphone… that is, if details from a recent benchmark run prove accurate.

    A device labeled as the “Razer Phone” recently surfaced on GFXBench. The listing, which has since been removed, referenced an octa-core processor (Snapdragon 835) SoC ticking along at 2.4GHz alongside Qualcomm Adreno 540 graphics and a whopping 8GB of RAM.

    Other noteworthy specs include a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440, 64GB of local storage (listed at 49GB after provisioning), a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter – all running Android 7.1.1 which is listed as the “Android Razer Edition.”

    Aside from the 8GB of RAM, there’s nothing here that stands out as differentiating in terms of hardware (other flagships are just as powerful). A few extra gigabytes of system memory isn’t going to make a huge difference in performance which means Razer will need to do something with the form factor or software to really appeal to gamers.

    Razer certainly has the ability to make a statement, what with their own gaming expertise combined with the mobile masterminds behind the Nextbit Robin smartphone. They’re a smart company and I can’t imagine they’d enter the saturated smartphone industry without a novel approach of some sort.

    What that is, however, isn’t yet known.

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,181   +1,714

    Their innovation will be a Razer logo and a price at least 30% higher than similar devices.
  3. funglebuddy

    funglebuddy TS Enthusiast Posts: 39   +8

    Hah! this will be true I expect to reach an MSRP of 1k
  4. enemys

    enemys TS Maniac Posts: 171   +166

    The only real advantage they could have is decent cooling capabilities that prevents overheating - most phones throttle at least a bit. I'm not holding my fingers crossed for that, though - psycros is probably right about the device.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,280

    **Fixed** Their innovation will be a RGB Razer logo and a price at least 30% higher than similar devices.
    TempleOrion and statikgeek like this.
  6. jizzyburnizzy

    jizzyburnizzy TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +8

    But can it run Crysis?
    Peter Farkas likes this.
  7. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 1,953   +977

    Maybe it could stream from your Razer gaming laptop over wifi so you could game on the couch while your laptop is on your desk?

    Sounds nice, but I suspect it will be the Razer logo and increased price....

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