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


Launched in the US last week, the Razer Phone is one of this year's most interesting handsets - not just due to the fact that it represents Razer's first foray into the smartphone market, but also thanks to its appealing list of features (including 8 GB of RAM, and a 5.7-inch Quad HD screen with an impressive 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 the handset's cameras (8 MP front, dual 12 MP rear) are offering. Thus, the company is working on software updates to improve things.  



 



According to Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, over the next few weeks, the Razer Phone will receive updates bringing enhancement related to low light camera performance and "many other optimizations" (all related 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 recording capabilities.



 



In the first quarter of 2018, the Razer Phone will be updated to Android 8 Oreo. This update will include even more camera improvements, like portrait mode, 60p video recording, and increased overall speed.  



 



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



 



source: Min-Liang Tan (Facebook)

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4 Comments

1. rsiders

Posts: 1899; 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: 1201; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

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

3. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1261; Member since: May 01, 2017

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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