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Razer Phone 2 release date tipped for Q4

Razer Phone 2 release date tipped for Q4

This week the next Razer Phone was revealed - sort of. A Razer official made clear that the device would definitely be revealed and released within the year, which allowed us to narrow down the timeframe within which the device could be revealed in full. Razer VP Chen Xiaoping suggested this week that Razer Phone 2 should be delivered to China by December of 2018 - cutting it close!

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Father’s Day gifts 2018: 5 Dad-friendly smartphones

Father’s Day gifts 2018: 5 Dad-friendly smartphones

Supposing you've got a father and you're planning on celebrating said Dad with a smartphone gift this weekend, you'll want to have a peek below. Today we've got a gift guide for you which encircles 5 of the most excellent smartphones for fathers, comprised of smartphones on the market right this minute. These devices fit in a number of categories, and within them, you'll likely find a device that your father can use and be glad to make use of.

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Razer GDPR update: Old software wont work anymore

Razer GDPR update: Old software wont work anymore

This morning Razer began rolling out an update for the Razer Phone, an update that'll change just a couple things. The most important part of the update is a series of upgrades that'll bring the Razer Phone up to full GDPR standards. "Razer highly values its users’ privacy, and therefore we are adding the highest standards of GDPR requirements from the across the globe to the Razer Phone," said a Razer representative. "We welcome the implementation of GDPR as it is an important step to enabling and empowering individual privacy rights."

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Razer Phone lands at Best Buy with one-day discount

Razer Phone lands at Best Buy with one-day discount

Ever since it launched in December, we've been seeing the Razer Phone slowly but surely expand its availability. While it's already available at a number of locations like Amazon, Microsoft, and Razer's own online store, today it's adding one more brick and mortar retailer to the list: Best Buy. We heard last month that Razer was planning a debut at Best Buy, and it seems that today is the big day.

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Razer Phone vs. Black Shark vs. Red Magic: gaming phone faceoff

Razer Phone vs. Black Shark vs. Red Magic: gaming phone faceoff

Gaming smartphones are back in fashion. That is, if you ask at least three smartphone makers. Razer's interests are not surprising but Xiaomi and nubia, a ZTE sub-brand, are definitely unexpected players. But what is exactly a "gaming phone"? Or rather, what makes a smartphone a gaming phone? We take a look at the three contenders in that niche space, Razer Phone, the Xiaomi Black Shark, and the nubia Red Magic, to see what makes each of them worthy of that title.

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Razer Phone heads to Best Buy (with Android 8.1 Oreo)

Razer Phone heads to Best Buy (with Android 8.1 Oreo)

Razer announced they'll bring their first smartphone to Best Buy brick and mortar stores soon, complete with Android 8.1 Oreo in the mix. Users that already have a Razer Phone were announced to get Android 8.1 Oreo software immediately. The rollout of Android 8.1 Oreo will take place over the next 10 days - starting today.

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Xiaomi Black Shark vs Razer Phone: Gaming mobile specs fight

Xiaomi Black Shark vs Razer Phone: Gaming mobile specs fight

Fortnite's going to have a whole lot of hardware to roll on whenever it gets to Android. First the Razer Phone, now the Xiaomi Black Shark are both ready and raring to go at the dawn of this new mobile gaming renaissance. At this very moment we don't yet have access to the latter device - but we've got the specs, so you know what that means: pre-battle spec fight!!

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Xperia phones have a hidden 120Hz screen mode you won’t want

Xperia phones have a hidden 120Hz screen mode you won’t want

The iPhone X and the Razer Phone have one thing in common despite being worlds apart. Both have the ability to run the screen at a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Apple markets this feature for responsiveness. Razer puts it at the service of fluid gaming visuals. Either way, it seems that it’s a rather niche feature that very few phone makers would bother with. It turns out, however, that Sony has had phones capable of that since 2016. You just can’t, and probably shouldn’t, enable it easily.

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Xiaomi-backed Black Shark phone take a page for Switch book

Xiaomi-backed Black Shark phone take a page for Switch book

The moment Xiaomi acknowledged it has invested considerably in Black Shark to create a gaming-oriented phone, the rumors started to fly like crazy. We’ve already seen and debunked one that presented a phone with permanent gamepad controls on each end. Now a new one paints an even more interesting, more ambitious, and almost more unlikely picture. According to a leaked photo, that first Black Shark gaming phone will have removable Bluetooth controls. In other words, an Android Nintendo Switch-alike.

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Razer Phone update: Android 8.1 Oreo in the mix

Razer Phone update: Android 8.1 Oreo in the mix

Razer Phone users can download the Developer Preview for Android 8.1 Oreo right this minute, with a final release coming in April. This release was announced by Razer this morning complete with links to downloads and the tip on the full release. With this announcement we grow ever-so-slightly more confident in Razer's dedication to their first smartphone with regard to software updates.

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OnePlus 5T vs Essential vs Razer Phone: newcomers showdown

OnePlus 5T vs Essential vs Razer Phone: newcomers showdown

MWC 2018 is almost upon us and with it new flagship smartphones. The Galaxy S9, the 2018 LG V30, the Huawei Mate P20, and more will most likely hog the spotlight, one way or another, and it might be too easy to think that these are the best that the Android world has to offer. Or that you have to pay premium to get the best stuff. Fortunately, there are some new upstarts, and one still young company, that is giving the big boys a run for their money. We look at the OnePlus 5T, the Essential PH-1, and the Razer Phone to see which of these three rebels might be worth your money and dethrone the smartphone kings.

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Gold Razer Phone special edition revealed

Gold Razer Phone special edition revealed

A special edition version of the Razer Phone is out for the Year of the Dog. The company announced that they'd release a limited run of this 2018 Gold Edition Razer Phone, and it'll be ready to roll for "the New Year tradition" in a special edition box, too. This version of the Razer Phone looks largely the same as its predecessor, but this one has a golden triple-headed snake logo. So very gold, but only in one place - on the snakes.

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