Yesterday, we posted an article regarding the specs of Razer’s very own smartphone. And now, it’s officially here, Meet the Razer Phone, the phone made “for gamers.”

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The Razer Phone sports a 5.7-inch 2K display that uses a Sharp IGZO panel, and is capable of adjusting its refresh rate of up to 120Hz, depending on what you’re doing. Basically, you get smooth and fluid animations when gaming, and slightly less when the phone is idle.

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It’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+ support. It also runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Nova Launcher Prime on top, with a planned update to Oreo in Q1 of 2018.

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Photo: Razer via YouTube

For imaging, the Razer Phone features two 12MP cameras at the back, one with a wide-angle lens, and one with a telephoto lens. It also has front firing speakers, Dolby Atmos Technology, and is the first smartphone to have THX audio certification.

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Photo: Razer via YouTube

The Razer phone has a 24-bit DAC, which promises audiophile-grade sound quality. But for all it has, it doesn’t have a headphone jack. At least, you do get a dongle for connecting your favorite pair of headphones.

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The Razer Phone will retail for $699, with reservations in the US/EU now up. Shipping will start on November 17.

Razer Phone Specs:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core Processor
  • 8GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card
  • 5.7-inch Quad HD IGZO Display, 120Hz Variable Refresh Rate
  • Dual 12MP Rear Cameras (Wide-Angle, f/1.8 + Telephoto, f/2.6)
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Dual Front-Facing Stereo Speakers, Dual Dedicated Amplifiers
  • Dolby Atmos, THX Audio Certified
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Nova Launcher Prime Razer Edition, Update to Oreo in Q1 of 2018
  • 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+ Support

Sources: Razer via YouTube, The Verge, wccftech

 

 

 

 

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

The Gadget Pilipinas Team was given access to a press briefing with Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director from From Software and a bit of hands-on gameplay. Here’s our take on the hands-on gameplay and the insights from the press interview. We also  figured a listicle is in order to rundown why this game will match the hype surrounding it.

Here’s our Top 5 reasons why “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” is to die for.

1) The game is Tenchu-inspired

sk8lqukaqalhq2mrzkqd 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forIf you’ve played any of the Tenchu games in previous game consoles, you know that the use of the grappling hook to set-up a one-slash-stealth kills from above is a hallmark of the series. Zipping to rooftops and treetops will be the go-to move in this game to get rid of sentries. And yes, those ever-so glorious decapitations and dismemberments with the stealth kill are present.

2) Casual or hardcore can play

sn1rmqcvrwomyuttaoyq 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forFrom Software is notorious for challenging games and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is no exception. However, Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director of From Software, revealed that he himself is a casual gamer and has made it clear that the game should be accessible to beginners and experienced players alike.

3) Upgradeable prosthetic arm

jjn6e6ivua5u142iukql 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat prosthetic arm that Sekiro has isn’t just for looks. It can launch a grappling hook and is upgradeable too. No details were revealed but its good to know that a skill-tree based system is in place. Think Horizon Zero Dawn or Spiderman on the way skill and gadgets are upgraded. Tech upgrades set in feudal Japan? What’s not to like?

4) Play the style that suits you

jo1pi5md3myj0pxynz9p 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forStealth like Tenchu or head-on like Dark Souls? It’s up to you. What’s clear is that you can’t use stealth for the whole campaign since the game wasn’t designed that way. Stealth can be used to thin enemy numbers and to preserve your health before confronting the big boss. The mix of stealth and hack and slash is always a good mix to change-up the pace and should suit any gameplay style.

5) Single-player only campaign can last 20 to 30 hours 

ocxemodvr6oa72argpyo 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat’s the length of the campaign as per Miyazaki. The game is focused-solely on the single-player experience. No more wayward players who can just jump-in and help or derail your campaign. From Software also focused on the story-telling. Given that no resources were spent in developing the multiplayer aspect, expect the campaign to take it up a notch.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be released on March 22, 2019 on PC, Xbox One and the Playstation 4.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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Heads-up, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) players. The PES game you’re playing on your phone is going to get a major upgrade.

For starters, the visuals will get a major overhaul and will be using Unreal Engine 4 – the same graphics engine used in triple A games for consoles and PCs. With the use of Unreal Engine 4, PES will be inching closer to how it looks versus its console port. It

Next, over 3,000 new animations, improved player AI with every playstyle accounted for, and realistic ball movements has been optimized for fans to enjoy the ultimate soccer game.

And lastly, 10 new league licenses from Europe, South America and Asia have been added, including Japan’s J. League.

The best part? Despite these updates,  Winning Eleven 2019 is still free-to-play (with in-game purchases).

PES 2019 promises to give a life-like behavior of the beautiful game and should take competitive mobile sports gaming to new heights.

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More about the game and new features, here.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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