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.