Razer a Singaporean gaming hardware company made a smartphone named the Razer Phone for gaming. Marketed as the "gamer phone", the device comes with a 120Hz IGZO LCD panel, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 8GB of RAM, and 64GB storage. The company is huge in the PC gaming world and launched the device in the U.S. last week. This shortcoming becomes more visible when camera samples of Razer phone are compared with other phones in the same price segment such as the Galaxy S8 and HTC U11.
But among its weak points are the cameras.
Some reviews have noted the camera performance isn't quite as hot as expected, and it seems that a lot of these issues are software related.
Razers CEO Min-Liang Tan has published a post on Facebook about the future of the Razer Phones camera app and performance.
"While we focused on making sure that it is an wonderful camera for the Razer Phone out of the gate", Tan posted, "we are constantly testing, optimizing and making improvements to our camera software". This is followed by updated in the shutter speed, low-light performance, and other optimizations, which will be progressively updated (also via the Play Store) over the coming weeks. So, Razer phone's camera performance can get better with the upcoming software update. In the coming months, the camera app will also get an "instazoom button" (to better make use of the rear shooter's 2x optical zoom), plus "4x slow motion" (120p) video recording capabilities.
Additionally, when Android Oreo drops on the Razer Phone, expect to see a portrait mode appearing, alongside 60fps video recording.