The Razer Phone scores support for HDR10, Dolby Digital 5.1 Netflix content

Netflix and Razer just announced a new partnership that will bring HDR10 and six-channel Dolby Digital Plus 5.1- certified video content to the Razer Phone following an exclusive agreement between the two companies. 

Being the first device that officially supports both premium HDR10 and 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus, the Razer Phone will be given access to a special version of the Android Netflix app that enables users to enjoy the full scope of  the two audio and video formats on their devices. 

Of course, it goes without saying that a premium Netflix subscription is still a requirement to enjoy video content in such audio-video quality.

Existing Razer Phone will receive an over-the-air update later this month that will unlock all of this audio-visual goodness on their devices.

Of course, new Razer Phone devices will have these functionalities baked in right out of the box. 

Additionally, a special widget will allow users to watch compatible Netflix content straight on the homescreen, though it's hard to imagine that viewers will prefer to do that instead of enjoy Bright or Stranger Things in fullscreen. 

As more and more new devices support such high-tier audio and video functionalities, we are hopeful that such premium content will become more widespread, and it seems that this also falls in line with Netflix' aspirations to bring more of its high-quality content to the widest array of devices possible.

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source: Netflix, Razer



1. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

i thought you had to go at least 1000 nits for HDR.10?

3. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

The problem with HDR is that the "technology" is so diluted by so many manufacturers trying to get their devices "certified". HDR10 really only addresses the media limitations. I bet someone would be able to "certify" a Kindle Paperwhite with HDR10. They just need to make it able to play back 10-bit video.

2. bambamboogy02

Posts: 840; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

What you are referring to is DisplayHDR: HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG, Advanced-HDR are all HDR Formats. DisplayHDR 400/600/1000 is the standard used to gauge nits of TV's.

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