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It was inevitable that ASUS would bring a second-generation of its ROG Phone to market, but the company has been rather tight-lipped about what features the device will offer -- until now. In a Weibo post, the company confirmed a big specs upgrade for the upcoming ROG Phone 2 that concerns its display.  ASUS ROG Phone The ROG Phone 2 has now been confirmed to feature a 120Hz display. The original ROG Phone came with a 90Hz display (read the HotHardware review here), which placed it a step above the vast majority of smartphones which featured 60Hz displays upon its release. At this time, only the recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro matches the first-generation ROG Phone’s 90Hz... Read more...
For people that like to carry a thin-and-light notebook around with them, but might on occasion need some extra graphics horsepower either for games or professional work, external GPU enclosures are a blessing. Rather than be limited by a meager Intel IGP, for example, you can toss in a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti into an enclosure to instantly boost your GPU capabilities. Razer announced today that is launching the new Core X Chroma external GPU enclosure. At first glance, the most noticeable change over the standard Core X is the addition of Razer Chroma RGB lighting in the lower front of the enclosure and internally. In addition, the 650-watt power supply has given way to an uprated 700-watt... Read more...
Android users typically wait in anticipation for their device to get the update to the latest flavor of Android; often times, that waiting can extend for months. Android 9.0 Pie was officially announced last August, first landing for the Google Pixel devices. Razer has now finally announced that the Android 9 Pie update is rolling out for the Razer Phone 2 that was announced in October. The update is rolling out first to users of the unlocked smartphone model. Razer expects the update to hit carrier models in mid-March. As for what users can expect from the update, it brings 4K video recording at 60 fps, gesture navigation, and more. A list of the main new features can be seen below. Adaptive... Read more...
We've been hearing quite a bit about the Razer Phone 2 over the past few months, and today, the company finally announced its second-generation gaming phone. The Razer Phone 2 looks very similar to its predecessor, but includes key refinements internally and externally -- both for the better. The big internal change is the addition of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor in place of the old Snapdragon 835. Razer says that new mobile chip offers a 30 percent uplift in performance compared to its predecessor, which combined with the Adreno 630 GPU should mean even smoother gameplay in fan favorites like Fortnite and PUBG.  Keeping everything cool is Razer's vapor chamber... Read more...
We learned late last week that ASUS has penciled in October 18th for a U.S. launch event for the ROG Phone. Today, ASUS confirmed that the ROG Phone will be available for preorder online on that date from the ASUS Store, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store. The company also revealed that the phone will not come cheap -- it will be priced from $899. So, what does $899 get you? Well, the ROG Phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor that is speed binned at 2.96GHz. The processor is paired with 8GB of RAM, and customers can opt for either 128GB or 512GB of internal storage. If that isn't enough storage for you, ASUS has also partnered with Google to provide customers... Read more...
We must wonder if Razer has realized the err of its ways after announcing in the Razer Phone 2 was in the works at its investor's conference. Anytime fans know something refreshed is coming soon, they tend to avoid the current version as they wait for the new hotness to show up. Razer has come up with a method to encourage smartphone shoppers to pick up the original Razer Phone, and that method is a smoking hot discount. Right now, you can get the Razer Phone directly from Razer, and when you check using the discount code WOOHOO, you can get $300 off. That brings the $699 device down to $399 making it near half off. For the money, you get a lot of phone with impressive specs like a fancy 120Hz... Read more...
One of the most interesting smartphone launches last year was when Razer stepped into the mobile segment with a device called the Razer Phone. That launch spurred a number of other mobile device makers to step into the gaming phone segment. Fans of that original Razer Phone will be glad to hear that the device has performed well enough for Razer that the company has confirmed a second-generation device is in the works. The confirmation came in Razer’s latest earnings report, and the company said that it is focusing its resources on the development of the new mobile device. Perhaps the most interesting thing that Razer has stated is not only that the development of the Razer Phone 2 is underway,... Read more...
Amazon Prime Day kicks off on Monday, July 16th and will last through July 17th. With many people eagerly awaiting what deals will be available, some manufacturers are cluing us in early on how far they will be discounting products to make the occasion. The latest is Razer, which is promising up to a 40 percent savings on its gaming devices and accessories. The Razer Phone will be on sale this coming Monday for up to 25 percent off depending on the model. Right now, the Razer phone is selling for $669 to $699 depending on the color. With a 25 percent discount, we'd be looking at prices of around $500 and $524 respectively. The Portal Mesh gaming router is currently priced... Read more...
Smartphones aimed squarely at a gaming audience are quite rare, with the most prominent example being the Razer Phone, which was released last year with a 5.7-inch 120Hz Sharp-manufactured display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and a whopping 8GB of RAM. However, Nubia is looking to potentially one-up the Razer Phone with its own gaming smartphone. The new Nubia smartphone is powered by the new Snapdragon 845 processor, which will be featured in all of this year's hot flagship devices. As expected, it touts 8GB of RAM and comes with a generous 128GB of internal storage (a microSD slot can further your storage if you need it). Other specs include a fingerprint reader, stereo speakers, and... Read more...
Razer has announced a new variant of its flagship Android smartphone in order to celebrate the Chinese New Year/Spring Festival. Unfortunately, there isn't much "new" here, as the Gold Edition Razer Phone, which commemorates The Year of the Dog, simply swaps out its silver-trimmed triple-headed snake logo on the back for gold. The other addition is that the Gold Edition Razer Phone ships in a red-sleeved box that is adorned with gold foiling. While Razer is primarily targeting this release at the Chinese market, the company's U.S. store will also carry the smartphone "while supplies last". While flagship smartphone fans may be disappointed that there aren't any additional distinguishing features... Read more...
The Razer Phone launched back in November and it packed some of the best hardware to be crammed inside a smartphone in recent memory. Razer has now launched a software update for the smartphone that brings some nice new features for owners. The new features might also push some who have been thinking about buying the device off the fence. The update is a big one clocking in at 249MB and brings with its HDR support in Netflix. This feature makes the Razer Phone one of the few smartphones in the world to support Netflix HDR.  The update also brings with it updates for the cameras on the phone to improve performance and image quality. An issue where the phone would capture images with a yellow... Read more...
Razer has debuted a rather interesting notebook concept at CES 2018 -- one that harks back to similar efforts that we've seen from companies like Hewlett-Packard. Called Protect Linda, the system consists of what is essentially an ultraportable laptop "dock" that by itself is pretty useless. However, once you plug in a Razer Phone, it springs to life as a fully functioning mobile productivity machine. The laptop includes a 13.3-inch Quad HD display that operates at 120Hz, and features a built-in backlit keyboard that is powered by Razer Chroma technology. Given that the notebook is running Android (thanks to its Razer Phone "brains"), there are Android-specific keys for app selection, voice search,... Read more...
The smartphone market is a tough nut to crack. Despite its immense resources and history in the mobile sector, Microsoft tucked its tail between its legs with Windows Mobile 10 and its Lumia hardware. Even Andy Rubin, the father of Android, is finding out how hard it is to compete against the big guys with the Essential Phone. However, gaming hardware company Razer thinks that it might have just the right product to carve out a niche when it comes to smartphones. That device is the Razer Phone. Although Razer has teased the device during the past month, and specs for the device have leaked, the Razer Phone was officially unwrapped this afternoon. When it comes to specs, the Razer Phone includes... Read more...
Razer, a company best known for its PC peripherals and gaming laptops, is set to launch its very first smartphone. However, given how rampant leaks are these days regarding unreleased products, we're getting an early look at what Razer will officially announce tomorrow. UK retailer 3G spilled the beans by posting a product listing for the smartphone to its website. Once the retailer realized its error, the listing was pulled. However, it was too late, and many were able to grab screenshots pertaining to the Razer Phone's specs. The phone comes with a 5.72-inch IGZO display with a 120Hz refresh rate (something that we've seen previously with the 2017 iPad Pro models) and Wide Color Gamut support.... Read more...