Razer’s CEO explains why there’s no 3.5mm headphone jack in its new phone

NEW DELHI: Razer Phone, the company's first gaming smartphone, has some positive and negative aspects according to the critics on the web. Although the smartphone comes with the best processing power and display, it lacks some features, one of which is a 3.5mm headphone jack. While we have seen Apple ditching the headphone jack in order to make the device thinner, the Razer Phone still is thick despite the missing headphone jack.

At this point, the company's CEO has come up to explain why the team removed the headphone jack from the smartphone. As per a Facebook post by Min-Liang Tan, the company removed the headphone jack in favour of increasing the battery capacity.

"By removing the headphone jack - we could increase the battery size significantly (I estimate we added 500maH more), improve thermals for performance and a whole lot more," Tan said in the Facebook post.

He added that the headphone jack was a trade-off. However, what compensated for it to some extent was the dedicated 24-Bit THX Certified DAC adapter through which the team could get audiophile quality sound.

Tan says that the company has also launched "the HammerHead USB C (retails at $79.99) and the HammerHead BT with all day battery life (US$99.99 - or free with Paid to Play!) which makes it a complete solution."

Razer CEO recently also detailed the upcoming camera features for the Razer Phone. He said that one of the features will be the instazoom button, which will let users jump to the optimal zoom with the telephoto lens easily while clicking. The handset is also likely to receive 4x slow motion recording as well.

Other mentioned features include: portrait mode, 60fps video recording and additional speed improvements. This will be arriving in Q1 next year as a part of Android Oreo update.



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