Razer smartphone

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  1. Dr. AMK

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    Razer teases smartphone announcement on November 1st
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    When Razer bought Nextbit, the question of whether or not the gaming hardware company would be releasing a phone quickly changed from “if” to “when.” And now, the company seems to be gearing up for an announcement on November 1st, if the teaser posted to Twitter by the Razer account, which shows a man holding what appears to be a smartphone-shaped device in his hands, is anything to go by (first spotted by 9to5Google).

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    Given that it’s a Razer device, it’s probable that the company’s smartphone will share a similar focus on gaming, and given the Nextbit acquisition, it may feature some of that company’s cloud-based infrastructure, too. And if the tease from Razer CEO Min-Liang Tanis anything to go by, the familiar acid-green Razer snake logo will be making an appearance, too.
     
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    For me, Razer gives a feeling a being inside GTA V where Micheal teams up with Lester to blow up a futuristic mobile device. I hope Razer test their batteries correctly or simply pay Samsung to make S8 w/ Razer logo, atleast the device will be safe than being a throttle mobile device. Open up chrome and you get heavy throttling!!!
     
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    interesting, lets hope razor won't mess up!
     
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    If it's anything like their laptops it's liable to burn off the tips of your bits in two shakes of a lambs tail. Keep that out of my pocket!


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    It'd wise to carry it in container if it decides to overheat and melt the entire phone like chocolate.
     
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    I wonder about the support if Razor deems it a failure?
     
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    Its android, right?
    Even S7 and above comes with Game booster. I don't know if any games on android or iOS will ever hit 120Hz Vsync, that was a bad move, i mean w/o GSYNC its hard to get rid of stuttering unless Razer has implemented Adaptive screen refresh rates.
     
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    The 120Hz maximum refresh rate is just a headline-grabber. When powered by a Snapdragon 835, modern mobile games aren't hitting a rock-solid 60 fps, just waiting for a faster display to break past. They have implemented an adaptive screen refresh rate, however. The one usage area where I can see that being useful is DaydreamVR... which the phone doesn't support. When playing touch-screen games, who cares about a tad less latency?
    There's also no mention of additional measures taken to make sure the SoC never throttles. No ergonomic design. No clip-on controllers akin to the Switch. No deal with Nvidia to make a Shield phone, Tegra onboard, and truly be different. More RAM than the OS will ever use. No bragging about camera specs either, and those modules look tiny. No commitment to updates (other than Oreo in Q1). No headphone jack to use those analogue Razer headphones you own and love. A battery of its capacity can be found in the HTC U11+, which I'm sure will make a far better daily-driver.

    One point of interest is audio – the lack of an audio jack withheld.
    Sounds like the Razer Phone won't need a digital audio adapter to output to a 3.5mm device, unlike the new Pixels.
     
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    no real advantage to getting this phone for mobile gaming?
     
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