Microsoft made a significant foray into the world of Android smartphones when the company started selling the Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition in physical retail stores, but turns out there is more Android on Microsoft's road ahead. The Microsoft Store is a reported to be an "exclusive in-store partner" for Razer's new Android Smartphone (via bit-tech.net)
For those unfamiliar, the Razer smartphone is a new Android phone for gamers, complete with the first of a kind super-fast 120-hertz display and an all-aluminum CNC chassis. Coming with 64GB of onboard storage (with support for micro SD cards,) it packs some impressive specs that are closer to what can be expected on a PC. A 5.72” IGZO LCD touchscreen with a 1,440 x 2,560 resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 8GB dual channel (LPDDR4, 1866 MHz) RAM, and a 4000 mAh lithium-ion battery for up to 7 hours of gaming are all highlights of this device.
Priced at $699, pre-orders for the Razer Phone can be put in now on the Razer website, and will ship out starting November 17th. In the US and Canada, Microsoft is the exclusive in-store partner for the phone and will be carrying a select set of limited edition of phones with the green Razer logo.
Definitely interesting to see Microsoft partner with Razer to sell this monster of a phone. The company already sells many Razer products, so this should not be too much of a surprise. Do you think you will be picking up this smartphone? Let us know your thoughts below.