Razer’s smartphone is looking pretty impressive.
New leaks show that the Razer Phone could be the gaming powerhouse it’s been hyped up to be.
The leaks were posted on a UK mobile plan reseller’s website, 3G, and has since been deleted, though an archived version is available to access.
According to a screengrab, the Razer Phone will have a 5.72 inch, 120Hz IGZO display, a dual 12 and 13 megapixel wide angle and zoom camera, Dolby Atmos sound with dual front speakers, 4,000mAh battery and 8GB of RAM.
If true, the 120Hz display is really impressive, setting the phone apart from most flagships on the market, that mostly come with a 60Hz display.
With twice the refresh rate, it means the phone will feel more nimble and reactive — perfect for fast-paced action games.
Here’s the difference between a Samsung S8 flagship at 60Hz on the left, and a Japanese phone with a 120Hz display on the right, courtesy of a Reddit user. In the slow motion capture, you can see how the S8’s display seems to trail behind the user’s finger movements, compared with the Docomo phone.
As of now, there’s no way of verifying 3G’s information, but it does match up with an earlier leak from another site, Phone Radar, which also similarly stated that the Razer Phone would have a 5.7 inch screen and 8GB of RAM.
The Razer Phone also looks pretty similar to the Nextbit Robin, from the smartphone company that Razer acquired back in January.
We won’t have to wait much longer to find out, anyway. The Razer Phone is expected to launch in less than 24 hours, on Nov. 1 at 1PM PDT.
Razer’s going to IPO, funding future devices
The PC and peripheral maker’s expansion into the mobile scene is going to be bolstered by a promising stock market listing. The company has launched an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, with an aim of raising some $550 million.
If the firm does reach its target, that would make its CEO and co-founder Tan Min-Liang an overnight billionaire.
Tan revealed in an interview with news outlet The Straits Times earlier this year that the gaming company had sold $1 billion worth of products in the past three years, though the firm also reported a loss of $53 million this year.