The Razer Phone Is Coming To Australia, Costs $1099

Razer has announced late this afternoon that their gaming phone, the Razer Phone, will officially be available in Australia at retail from tomorrow.

The phone will be available locally from $1099, a few hundred dollars below the Samsung Galaxy S9, Google Pixel 2 (at RRP) and the iPhone X (but in the same price point as the LG G7, Huawei P20 Pro, and the 64GB iPhone 8).

The big appeal of the Razer Phone, though, is its 120Hz screen. The Australia tax also isn't that high, with the Razer Phone launching internationally late last year at $US700 ($947).

Specs wise, it's a fraction behind the latest phones with a Snapdragon 835 processor instead. It does have 8GB of RAM as standard, however, Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4.0 technology, and a smashing 4000 mAh battery.

The full specs list is below:

Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform
System Memory: 8GB dual channel (LPDDR4, 1866 MHz)
Storage: internal 64GB UFS, external microSD (class 10, 2TB max.)
Display: 5.7-inch IGZO LCD 1440 x 2560, 120 Hz, Wide Color Gamut (WCG), Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Rear Cameras: 12MP AF f1.75 Wide, 12MP AF f2.6 Zoom, Dual PDAF, Dual tone, dual LED flash
Front Camera: 8MP FF f2.0
Sound: Stereo Front-facing speakers, Dual Amplifiers, Audio Adapter with THX certified DAC
Power: 4000 mAh lithium-ion battery, Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+
Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
Size: 158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm
Weight: 197 g

The IGZO LCD screen also hits a maximum of 350 nits for brightness, which isn't too bad. And as Sam found last year, the front-facing speakers are very, very good.

If you're interested, JB Hi-Fi has the Razer Phone for preorder right now. If you want to buy through Razer direct, it'll be available from Razer.com as of July 3.


Comments

    What's the deal with comments on Gizmodo AU, first you auto divert me to the local site and now it seems you have disabled all commenting.

    What's going on Allure?

      Gizmodo comments have been disabled for at least a year now.

        Fair enough, I lump lifehacker into that RSS so I never noticed, It was one particular site.

        Also the comments on lifehacker were broken when I tried to post this there. Coincidence? Probably.

          No worries, although the question of "why?" still remains, regardless of how long no one's been able to comment. Would be surprised and more than a little disappointed if it spread to Kotaku, though.

            I don't go on Gizmodo much so I'm not exactly sure but I believe there was an incident with heaps of toxicity towards authors/editors in the comments so they closed them.

            If it spread to kotaku, that would be a huge blow for the site. I read the comments for every story I'm interested in, only ever skipping if it's multiple pages and my interest in the story was only cursory.

            I expect they didn't keep a position on Gizmodo when someone left as it wasn't pulling it's weight revenue wise.

    Yep, they've gone super precious and don't like open conversation. Claim they are pushing dialogue to the social media channels but when you see the FB page it has zero interaction.

      I miss the old days when you could skip between local and US comments, man those were the days.

      Anyway thanks for the update mate.

    Images should be fixed - trying to make one small broke all the others (?????)

    Anyway, nothing's happening to comments here.

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