Gaming peripheral maker Razer started a teaser campaign yesterday that appears to show a person holding a smartphone. Not long after, a tweet turned up that showed the CEO of the company with what we assume to be that smartphone peeking out of his pocket. We have to wait until November 1 to officially see what Razer is cooking up, but thankfully someone appears to have run the phone through GFXBench giving us a glimpse at what might be hiding inside.
The GFXBench results list "Razer Phone" as the device and then gives out what look to be solid specs for a flagship device in 2017. The screen is listed as a 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 unit. The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 according to the leak. One area that some might be disappointed in is the camera, it is allegedly a single 12MP snapper out back.
With that said, we were initially disappointed that the Pixel 2 camera was "only" a single unit while other flagships have dual cameras; but it still put a smackdown on all other cameras in DxOMark. If anything, that proved a single camera isn't necessarily a bad thing today.
At this point you might be thinking that sounds like most of the other smartphones on the market today; but the GFXBench listings do call out one spec that sets the Razer Phone apart -- 8GB of RAM. The big question is will Razer be baking in the sort of gaming prowess that can benefit from that much RAM or is 8GB just to look better on paper.
The OS is said to be a heavily customized Android flavor based on Nougat. The OS will almost certainly have something to it from the Nextbit acquisition. Obviously, we have no idea what Razer has rolled into the smartphone for sure, or even if the company is really working on a smartphone, but it certainly seems that way. The big thing that most want to know is just how much will the smartphone cost. With it being fashionable to sell flagship devices in the $800 to $1,000 range, thanks to the iPhone X and Pixel 2 XL, it would be a safe bet to assume this device will sell in the higher-end of that range.