Razer Phone First Smartphone Offering HDR and Dolby 5.1 for Netflix

Razer Phone First Smartphone Offering HDR and Dolby 5.1 for Netflix

"Android power users and laptop enthusiasts share a need for performance in a mobile form factor, which we provide with our award-winning Razer Phone and Razer laptops", Razer chief executive officer Min-Liang Tan said in a statement.

The idea of smartphone-powered laptop is nothing new as there were so many such implementations over the years. Going back to CES in 2011, Motorola introduced a similar screen, keyboard and battery add-on for some of its smartphones dubbed the Atrix Lapdock. Still, a full keyboard a bigger screen are really nice, and Razer is looking to mix two of their most popular products together to make that happen. If the clamshell cost another $300, that would be just $1,000 for what amounts to, functionally speaking, a smartphone and a laptop. For one, the trackpad is completely absent.

Last year, Razer unveiled the Razer Phone, a powerful Android phone designed with gamers in mind. That screen will be used as sort of secondary display/touchpad. The 13.3-inch Quad HD touchscreen offers the same 120 Hz experience as Razer Phone. In Razer's case, there's supposed to be 200GB of internal storage, as well as a 3.5mm audio jack, USB-A port, USB-C port (which is occupied by the power adapter plug in), a 720p webcam, and dual-array microphone. But it's a concept that makes a lot of sense, not just for the Razer Phone, but for all sorts of mobile phones. What if your phone was also your PC? At the same time, this is Android and an ARM-based processor we are talking about, so it's not like anyone could use this for games on Steam. While Android has come a long way, it may still be too sparse for serious productivity work.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities.

Of course, before you get too excited, like nearly all of Razer's imaginative concepts, there's not even a hint of when this might be available to buy, or for how much. Samsung has its DeX Station, which is a tiny dock that enables you to connect your phone to a television or monitor as well as a keyboard and a mouse.

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