Razer CEO Min Liang Tan has shared why the company ditched the 3.5mm jack on its first smartphone. The Razer Phone comes sans headphone jack, a decision that didn’t sit well with its fanbase. Despite this, the explanation provided is perhaps the most honest and reasonable response that we’ve heard from a smartphone so far.
Tan’s Facebook post clarified that removing the 3.5mm audio jack allowed the company managed to squeeze 500mAh more battery. As the Razer Phone comes packed with a 4000mAh battery, that is an impressive amount; seeing the phone is about the size of other flagship smartphones in the market.
Razer also managed to improve the thermal performance for the phone by removing the audio jack. This was without sacrificing size or other important features.
Not to be left without the opportunity to plug his own products, Tan also brought up that the includes USB-C dongle has a dedicated 24-Bit THX Certified DAC built in, so the audio quality is one of the best in the industry right now. Reminding everyone that Razer has released the HammerHead USB-C, designed for the Razer Phone.
The one feature sorely missing with the Razer Phone is waterproofing; however the rest of the specifications of it makes it worthy as a phone for gamers on the go. As Singapore is in the list of countries receiving it, we will have to wait and see if there will be a spillover effect of availability locally. Or else, find a local seller selling the phone (at a premium).
(Source: Facebook )