Razer is still weeks away from unveiling the first-ever Razer-branded smartphone, but as usually the case with these things, details are never kept under the lid for very long.
Phone Radar reported that it spotted a GFXBench listing for a "Razer Phone" that includes a bunch of high-end specs, which very plausibly might end up being the phone's actual specs.
Razer Phone Leaked Specs
It's allegedly got a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, 64 GB of internal storage, a single 12-megapixel rear shooter, and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. It also has a 5.7-inch display — about the same as an LG G6 — with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440.
Those are all pretty standard specs for a top-tier flagship phone in 2017, but here's where things get interesting: the Razer Phone will apparently come with 8 GB of RAM. The average flagship only has 4 GB, while a few others have 6. This leak suggests that, based solely on RAM, the Razer Phone is going to be the most powerful phone released thus far.
RAM Isn't Everything
Razer is supposedly positioning this phone as a device meant for gamers, which would certainly explain the abundance of RAM onboard. Of course, extra RAM is always a good sign, but power and performance requires more than just RAM.
How the device ultimately performs depends on how well Razer can optimize the processor, the RAM, and the operating system. Think of it this way: chucking more RAM into a computer won't make it faster; power needs to be wielded properly through optimizing the OS and the chip.
What Makes The Razer Phone For Gamers?
The Razer phone will reportedly run a custom Android operating system based off Nougat, which makes it similar to other companies who also have their respective Android skins. It's still uncertain exactly what the Razer Phone will do that makes it a phone dedicated for gamers. Tech Times previously speculated that it might have a feature similar to the PlayStation Vita's Remote Play, which takes PS4 games right into the handheld console.
It could also copy the Wii U, in which the phone becomes some sort of secondary control peripheral that's paired with another device. This possibility, though ambitious, makes sense, because it'll give the company a chance to integrate its smartphone with Razer gaming laptops.
Razer will announce the phone Nov. 1. Check back with Tech Times for due coverage.
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