Netflix is coming to the Razer Phone-in HDR

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In its press release, Razer highlights the fact that its Razer Phone is the first ever phone to offer Dolby 5.1 and HDR video formats for Netflix. However, you'll need to use the headphone adapter that comes in the box with the device. Essentially, it's a dock that runs the phone itself into 13.3 inch Android gaming computer, which is kind of a neat concept for those gamers constantly on the go. But Razer's Project Linda might be another effort worth taking a look at.

Announced at CES 2018, Project Linda is a modified Razer Blade laptop with a phone dock implemented right around the location you'd normally see a touchpad. The company's product page explains the Razer Phone is also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile processor.

Netflix is coming to the Razer Phone-in HDR
Netflix is coming to the Razer Phone-in HDR

In a nutshell, that means Netflix members subscribed to the premium plan will be able to get the absolute best out of the Razer Phone's already impressive HDR10-enabled Quad HD display with up to 120 Hz refresh rate, and dual-firing, front-facing Dolby-optimized speakers. But Razer's take on this concept has the potential ot be more mobile and useful. However, none of them have quite the polish that Project Linda does.

The Project Linda dock has a 53.6Wh battery, capable of fast-charging the phone up to 3 times. "Project Linda combines the best of both worlds, bringing a larger screen and physical keyboard to the Android environment, enhancing the experience for gaming and productivity". But if Razer can hit an aggressive price on the Linda, then it could provide a solution for customers who want something for work without having to spend a lot more on a full notebook. According to media tests, the display has an average brightness of around 310 nits (lower than most high-end smartphones), which would suggest aiming for the HDR300 standard, although it is still an 8-bit display. But theres also a full-screen keyboard complete with customizable Razer Chroma backlighting (because nothing says “Razer” like RGB lights).

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