Late last month, Razer released an Oreo preview build for the Razer Phone, with the final release slated to arrive in mid to late April. Well, we're now solidly in the territory of mid to late April, and Razer has kept its word. The company has also announced that the Razer Phone is now available at Best Buy.

As for the update's contents, Razer says that it "presents a cleaner visual design and under-the-hood improvements for a better overall experience," and that it'll come with a Nova Launcher update, system improvements, and bug fixes. That's all pretty vague, but here are just a few of the changes in 8.1.

Razer also took this opportunity to announce that the Razer Phone is now available for purchase at Best Buy. It's currently only online, but it'll be coming to retail stores soon. You'll be able to get it with either the standard green Razer logo on the back or the fancy chrome logo version, both for $699.99.

Press Release

Razer Phone Receives Android 8.1 Oreo Update And More

The Android 8.1 update rolls out new improvements for the Razer Phone, which is now also available at

IRVINE, Calif.April 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- RazerTM, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the release of Android 8.1 Oreo on the Razer Phone. A phased rollout of the Android 8.1 update will begin today and continue over the next 10 days.

This update brings the latest and greatest Android experience to the Razer Phone. The Razer Phone's existing features are better than ever, taking Netflix original HDR content, Dolby Atmos sound, and 120hz gaming to the highest level of entertainment.

The software update presents a cleaner visual design and under-the-hood improvements for a better overall experience. Users can also expect a Nova Launcher update, system improvements, and bug fixes.

Starting today, the Razer Phone is now available online at and will be coming soon to Best Buy retail stores. The Razer Phone can also be purchased through, Amazon, and Microsoft stores across North America.

The Razer Phone is the ultimate in mobile entertainment with a phenomenal display, cinematic audio and enough power to last all day. Boasting the world's first 120 Hz UltraMotionTM display, the Razer Phone delivers the fastest refresh rates and smoothest graphics among smartphones today.

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Razer™ is the world's leading lifestyle brand for gamers.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world's largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.

Razer's award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals, Blade gaming laptops and the acclaimed Razer Phone.

Razer's software platform, with over 40 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).

Razer services include Razer zGold, one of the world's largest virtual credit services for gamers, which allows gamers to purchase virtual goods and items from over 2,500 different games.

Founded in 2005 and dual-headquartered in San Francisco and Singapore, Razer has nine offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the USAEurope and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).

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