Razer's Gaming Phone Just Launched In Australia

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Just when you thought all the big announcements were done for the week, BAM here comes Razer with a doozy. The Razer Phone has finally dropped in Australia.

Having first come out last year overseas, we've been waiting for this one for awhile here in Australia. If you were one of the fans who has been desperately waiting, for it — now is your chance.

For those of you who are less familiar, it's a gaming phone with the first 120Hz screen in the world — which is great for refresh rates and graphics. It also includes Dolby Atmos through its dual stereo speakers. Sadly, there is no headphone jack to be found, which seems like a strange choice for a gaming phone. We have also heard that the cameras are a bit of a let down, particularly for the price point. You can read the full review from the U.S. team right here.

Here are some of the key specs:

  • 5.7-inch 120Hz UltraMotion display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 64GB storage
  • 8MP front and dual 12MP rear cameras
  • dual stereo speakers
  • 4,000 mAh battery with quick charge
  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • microSD
  • Bluetooth & NFC
  • 6.24 x 3.06 x 0.31-inches, 196.75g

The Razer Phone is exclusively available from JB Hi-fi online for $1099. We were told that it will be available from tomorrow, but you can definitely add it to your cart now.

As an added bonus, the first 60 customers who purchase it will receive a bonus pair of Razer Hammerhead USB-C in-ear headphones.

Alternatively, you'll be able to buy it direct from Razer from July 3.

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