Gamers who love streaming digital video can now enjoy Netflix in HDR and with Dolby 5.1 digital audio. Gamer lifestyle company Razer announced today the inclusion of both premium digital formats through its Razer Phone.
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. According to CEO Min-Liang Tan, the company “engineered the Razer Phone to handle HDR video and sound like no other phone on the market.”
Razer users must have a Netflix Premium account in order to access the HDR video streams. High definition audio will be available for all Netflix subscription levels.
Tan also explained that the Netflix app will allow the company to “take full measure of the Razer Phone’s HDR10-enabled display and dual-firing, front-facing Dolby-optimized speakers and THX-certified headphone connectivity.”
An HDR-10 enabled display and Dobly-optimized speakers are only a small part of what the Razer Phone can do. The company’s product page explains the Razer Phone is also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile processor. The mobile device supports refresh rates up to 120 Hz and a Quad HD display. System memory sits at 8GB internal, with up to 2TB of storage supported through microSD. The Razer Phone runs on Android 7.1 “Nougat,” with full access to the Google Play Store and available apps.
Razer is putting all of these features into new releases of the phone. Those with older Razer Phones will not be able to enjoy the full benefits now offered. However, Razer is pushing an over-the-air firmware update that will improve both the video and audio quality of Netflix streams.
Sam Cook is a full-time content strategist by day, a part-time freelance content writer since 2015. In another life, he was a high school English teacher for nearly a decade. Based in sunny New Orleans, he writes long-form educational content on technology, including Insurtech, Fintech, HRtech, and content streaming. He loves whittling down complex ideas within these areas that make decisions easier for buyers. When he’s not reading books with his son Miles and playing video games with the family, you can find him immersed in his growing collection of Euro-style board games.