The Razer Phone personally had a Netflix HDR-ready shade (hands-on)


What’s HDR video? Read this.

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When we reviewed a Razer Phone, we was astounded how low a screen’s blacks could go — good for night reading, I wrote, about a month ago.

Now we know why a shade can get so low on command. It’s since a Razer Phone was personally designed to play HDR video. For instance: Netflix. 

Here during CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Razer and Netflix have announced that a phone will be a initial phone to play Netflix in HDR, and with Dolby 5.1 approximate sound, too — lest we forget that a Razer Phone is a Dolby-certified device with crazy-loud speakers. The new ability will arrive in an over-the-air program refurbish subsequent month. 

But we knew Dolby was a partial of a Razer Phone from day one. There was no discuss of HDR in a company’s original Razer Phone press release.

And if Razer’s Project Linda turn-your-phone-into-a-laptop-dock judgment is any indication, HDR isn’t a usually dim energy Razer competence move to a phones in a future.


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Unfortunately, on a CES uncover floor, it was flattering tough to get a good thought of how manly HDR and virtualized Dolby 5.1 approximate competence be on a phone. we unequivocally saw some flashes of tone cocktail out of a dim credentials while examination an HDR-enabled trailer for Netflix’s Bright, though we’ll unequivocally need to exam in a dark, still room after we fly home.

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