In a highly electrified event held recently in London, Razer officially announced its entry into the Smartphone World with the unveiling of a device aptly named: Razer Phone. The device is currently causing a buzz in the tech World, thanks to its highly sophisticated internals, which are more or less on a par with other Android flagships from Samsung, Google, and LG. Razer also announced pricing and availability details for it first ever smartphone.
Razer Phone pricing and availability
The phone is available only in a single black color option, with Razer’s snake logo in black and white on its rear. Razer also announced the device will first be made available in the US and Europe before heading to other countries. Presently, you can already pre-order the device exclusively via ‘Three’, a Europe-based carrier which operates in countries such as Ireland, United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, and Denmark, while it will also be available on Amazon.com and at selected Microsoft Store locations in the USA. It is slated to hit the shelves on November 17th and will retail at $699 in the US, while it costs €699 in Europe.
The Razer phone aside its giant top and bottom bezel is a top contender of the Galaxy S8, the pixel 2 and the V30. The bezels, by the way, aren’t just there and as useless as you will have on most other phones, they are filled with speakers and a means to hold the phone comfortably in landscape without blocking the screen.
It comes with a 5.7″ display that refreshes 120 times per second like you will have it on premium Apple’s iPad Pro and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It comes packed with a 4000 mAh battery which can offer up to 12.5 hours movie playback, 63.5 hours music playback, and play Hearthstone for 7 hours straight.