Razer Phone update adds Portrait Mode, new privacy policy for GDPR compliance

Razer Phone update adds Portrait Mode, new privacy policy for GDPR compliance
Razer and its gaming smartphone are making headlines once again. The most recent update available for the Razer Phone promises to bring some camera improvements and security changes for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance.

The most important new feature is the addition of the new Portrait mode, which is supposed to allow Raze Phone users to “take fantastic Portrait shots.” Furthermore, the Privacy Policy has been updated for GDPR compliance, which will be effective beginning May 25.

The 370MB update includes some bug fixes and performance improvements, according to the official changelog. One issue in particular that many Razer Phone users have been complaining of, the multitouch bug should be addressed in the update.

Finally, Razer has decided to include the May security patch along with the update, so Razer Phone owners should be up to date with the security updates that Google releases each month. The update is deployed in waves, so if you see a notification on your phone, then you can go ahead and download it, otherwise, you'll have to wait a few more days.

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  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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5 Comments

1. DolmioMan

Posts: 334; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Isn’t the camera hot garbage though?

4. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I find the camera is not bad but it does not match the best available. A new patch is rolling out so maybe it will help.

2. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Supposed to be getting more updates like this to enhance it.

3. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

So far my only complaint about the phone is the data reception under low signal conditions is at best adequate. The video stream tends to stop and restart too often. The best things are the speakers and 120 MHz screen refresh. I wish I had bought this first rather than Note 8.

5. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

How's the battery life on this phone? And did you try the Gcam app?

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