Razer Phone HDR10-enabled display and dual Dolby-certified speakers provide an unmatched mobile theater experience
Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced that Netflix will be supported in HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 on the Razer Phone. The Razer Phone now stands as the first smartphone to support both premium audio and video formats for Netflix. Three customers that own a Razer Phone and have Go Binge can benefit from the freedom to infinitely stream Netflix* in high definition wherever and whenever they want.
“We engineered the Razer Phone to handle HDR video and sound like no other phone on the market,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We are incredibly excited to deliver Netflix entertainment on a smartphone like never before, enabling us 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.”
The Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 support on the Razer Phone is a first for Netflix on a mobile phone. The designation is typically reserved for high-end entertainment systems and PCs. 5.1 is the most commonly used layout in home cinema. It exploits five full-bandwidth channels (the “five”) and one low-frequency effects channel (the “point one”). 5.1 is also the standard surround sound audio component of digital broadcast and music.
“The Razer Phone brings an incredible Netflix viewing experience to the smartphone,” says Anthony Park, vice president of engineering at Netflix. “We look forward to delivering this experience to our members around the world so they can watch their favorite entertainment on the go in the best possible quality.”
Brendan Arndt, digital portfolio consultant at Three, said: “We are always looking for innovative products that incorporate progressive technology that enhances the customer experience. This nod from Netflix demonstrates its immersive capabilities as a handset and compliments our network capabilities and Go Binge offering, providing our customers with a handset they can use on the go, whenever and wherever they wish.”
Existing Razer Phone users will also benefit from the Netflix and Razer partnership with an over-the-air update later this month. This update will include the Netflix app and home screen widget for easy access, as well as firmware improvements to screen and sound to ensure a great Netflix experience. This update will come preloaded on all future Razer Phone releases.
Netflix members must be subscribed to the premium plan to watch in HDR, which includes titles like “Bright”, “Stranger Things 2” and the entire Marvel series.
Three is the exclusive UK and global network partner for the Razer Phone. Three UK customers can take advantage of the enhanced Netflix experience from the Razer Phone in conjunction with its Go Binge* offering. Go Binge is a service from Three UK which allows you to stream limitless amounts of the latest Netflix* content in high definition without it eating into your data allowance.
*Go Binge is available to new customers and upgrading customers on Contract Voice Advanced plans, SIM Only Advanced plans and Pay Monthly Broadband customers of 4GB and above. For more information about the device and Go Binge, please visit www.three.co.uk