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The Razer Phone will let you watch Netflix in HDR with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 sound

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Bright will remain a bad movie, however

Razer Phone
Razer Phone
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The Razer Phone will soon support HDR video and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound in the Netflix app, thanks to a forthcoming software update. This will make the Razer Phone the first mobile device to support both of these audio and video formats in Netflix.

In addition, the update will include firmware improvements for the phone’s display and sound system. Razer says the 5.1 surround sound feature will work with both the phone’s speakers and with headphones plugged into through the THX-certified USB-C headphone dongle included with the phone. The update is expected to be available to download later this month.

The Razer Phone’s unique feature is its high-framerate screen, which can support refresh rates up to 120Hz. It enables smoother scrolling and touch interactions than standard 60Hz displays.