Razer Phone's cameras will get better soon thanks to software updates

Launched in the US last week, the Razer Phone is one of thisyear's most interesting handsets - not just due to the fact that it representsRazer's first foray into the smartphone market, but also thanks to its appealinglist of features (including 8 GB of RAM, and a 5.7-inch Quad HD screen with animpressive 120Hz refresh rate).  


While Razer seem to be very happy with its first phone,right now, the company isn't fully satisfied with the experience that thehandset's cameras (8 MP front, dual 12 MP rear) are offering. Thus, the companyis working on software updates to improve things.  


According to Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, over the next fewweeks, the Razer Phone will receive updates bringing enhancement related tolow light camera performance and "many other optimizations" (allrelated to the camera app). In the coming months, the camera app will also get an"instazoom button" (to better make use of the rear shooter's 2x optical zoom), plus "4x slow motion" (120p) video recordingcapabilities.


In the first quarter of 2018, the Razer Phone will beupdated to Android 8 Oreo. This update will include even more cameraimprovements, like portrait mode, 60p video recording, and increased overallspeed.  


It's nice to see that Razer is committed to continuouslyimprove its first phone, isn't it?


source: Min-Liang Tan (Facebook)

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1. rsiders

Posts: 2012; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

We just have to wait and see how big a difference their software updates can make. At least they have plans to improve it.

2. Sparkxster

Posts: 1245; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Go Razer! For their first attempt at a phone they are off to a good start.

3. BuffaloSouce unregistered

But can they get their core audience, PC gamers, to invest in it. IMO, that audience isn’t going to gravitate to it because why would they game on a tiny screen when they most likely have a large setup to do just that? That crowd also sees console game as inferior so gaming on a smartphone would be a joke to them.

4. LiLLicky

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 27, 2017

Good comment and true +1

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