Tonight at London’s Science Museum, Razer launched its brand new smartphone – built on the foundations of the Netbit Robin – a company the PC gaming and accessory experts acquired at the start of the year.

I was unable to attend the launch event, but you can watch the live streamed event below – and I have summarised the key features underneath. Suffice to say, while some of the looks might be familiar, an awful lot has changed under the hood.

Hopefully I’ll have a chance to look at it in the coming days, and it’s already known that Three will be selling the device exclusively in the UK (see their video below). The price on PAYG will be £594.99 (with minimum £10 add-on) and various prices on contract.

Pre-ordering opens on the 3rd November with phones shipping on the 17th. Three will sell exclusively in the UK, Ireland, Denmark and Sweden.

Meanwhile orders via Razer’s online store can be made from today, with shipping on the same date (17th November).

Key specifications

  • Snapdragon 835 SoC with 8GB of RAM for the best possible gaming experience – including Game Booster mode
  • 64GB storage
  • 5.7-inch, 1440×2560 pixels, ‘Ultramotion’ 120Hz refresh rate Sharp IGZO display with wide colour gamut
  • Dual front-facing amplified speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Dual 12-megapixel camera with f/1.7 lens on primary camera and 2x lossless zoom, but no OIS
  • 8-megapixel front-facing camera
  • USB-C with no headphone port, but with an adapter and on-board 24-bit DAC – certified by THX
  • Nova Launcher Prime (Razer Edition) as native launcher
  • Side mounted fingerprint sensor/power button
  • 4,000mAh battery
  • All aluminium metal/matt black finish
  • 158 x 78 x 8mm / 197g
  • Android Nougat with Oreo update in Q1 2018
  • Partnership with GoPro to play 120Hz 2K video
  • Available with limited edition green Razer logo on the rear if you pre-order on launch day

Three video


Update: Basil from Btekt has his own hands-on video:

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Written by Jonathan Morris

Writing about technology, with a focus on mobile, since the early 1990s! Former editor of What Mobile magazine, writer for The Telegraph, Stuff, Know Your Mobile, Pocket Gamer, Smart TV Radar and more. Regular Tweeter, occasional YouTuber, keen amateur photographer and forum moderator. If you like what I write, please consider deactivating your ad blocker or making a donation via PayPal to help fund this site.

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