Renowned gaming company Razer now has a smartphone here’s what you need to know about its release date, UK price and specifications.

You can also re-watch the launch video above.

When is the Razer Phone release date?

It’s been known for a while that Razer would launch a smartphone after it bought Nextbit in January 2017.

The simply named 'Phone' goes on sale 17 November, but you can pre-order one from Three in the UK.

How much does the Razer Phone cost?

In the UK it's £699.99. It's the same in the US (but in Dollars) and in Europe it's €749.99.

It'll also be available to buy from Amazon, select Microsoft stores in the US, and from Razerzone.com

Razer Phone specs and features

Unlike almost every other phone this year, details of the phone weren't leaked online ahead of the announcement.

Razer Phone release date price specs

We wondered if it would look like the Nextbit Robin.

And it does indeed, so the Razer Phone has quite a boxy design with big bezels. But it's the specs that count here and the headline is that it has a 5.72in screen with a 120Hz refresh rate.

That means that games aren't limited to the normal 60 frames per second like virtually every other phone.

Running games at more than 60fps requires a heavy-duty graphics processor so it's no surprise to see the Snapdragon 835, which is paired with a massive 8GB of RAM. 

There's also the option in the settings to reduce resolution to 1920x1080 to both save on battery power and also increase frame rates.

Razer Phone release date price specs

There's also a 4000mAh battery to keep things running: playing intensive games requires a lot of electricity.

There are front-facing stereo speakers tuned for Dolby Atmos, but no headphone jack.

A couple of other features you might miss are water resistance and wireless charging. 

Here are the full specs:

  Razer Phone
Operating system Android 8.0 Oreo
Screen 5.72in 2560x1440 IGZO LCD, 512ppi 
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
GPU Snapdragon 835
RAM 8GB
Storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes, up to 2TB
Main camera(s) 12Mp, f/1.75 (wide) + 13Mp, f/2.6 (telephoto)
Front camera 8Mp, f/2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (2.4 and 5GHz)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
NFC Yes
GPS GPS + Glonass
Cellular 4G LTE
SIM nano-SIM
Battery 4000mAh, non-removable
Charge and sync USB-C Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+
Water resistance None
Headphone jack No - audio via USB-C
Dimensions 158.5mm x 77.7mm x 8mm
Weight 197g
Colours Black

We'll bring you a full review of the Razer Phone shortly.

You can re-watch the launch below: