Razer Updates Phone with Netflix HDR+ and 5.1 Surround Sound
Updated: Corrected spelling of "Razer".
Razer today said it has struck a deal with Netflix that will allow its Razer smartphone to stream Netflix content with HDR+ video and 5.1 surround sound. Razer claims its phone is the first to offer both these capabilities. One of the Razer's primary features is a display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. Moreover, the device has high-quality stereo speakers. In this case, the 5.1 surround sound will be created virtually using the stereo speakers (or headphones, if attached). The capabilities will be added through a software update planned for later this month.
Hands On with the Razer Phone
Razer's first phone is designed explicitly for gamers. Unlike some past efforts by other companies, this one looks like a normal phone.
Hands On with Razer's Project Linda Laptop Concept
Razer had sort of a throw-back product on hand, the Project Linda Laptop Concept. This device merges the Razer smartphone with a laptop dock to create a single device that can do several things at once.
Razer Concept Would Pair Its Smartphone with a Laptop Dock
Razer today revealed Project Linda, a smartphone and laptop hybrid concept that would pair the Razer handset with a laptop shell to create a single device. The Linda itself features a 13.3-inch 120 Hz screen, full keyboard, customized buttons, an internal battery and storage, and several ports (USB-A, USB-C, 3.5mm).
Razer Fires Off Gaming-Focused Razer Phone
Razer today announced the Razer Phone, its first smartphone, with a focus on mobile gaming. The company bought NextBit, maker of the Robin phone, earlier this year and the Razer Phone was born from projects started at NextBit before the acquisition.
Nextbit Ends Support for Its Robin Smartphone Today
Nextbit today announced via its official Twitter account that it is no longer offering customer support for its sole smartphone, the Robin. "Rebels, effective August 1st 2017, we will be shutting down support for Robin," said the company in its forums.