Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Razer Launches the Second Generation of Its Flagship Gaming Phone

Razer Phone 2 officially announced along with a mobile gamepad Razer Phone 2 launched with Chroma RGB lighting, IP67-rating and wireless charging
Cecil Davis | 12 October, 2018, 02:08

Razer Phone 2 has a display with a 120Hz refresh rate, which means navigating the user interface and scrolling through web pages should be buttery smooth. Hours after Samsung unveiled its quadruple camera-toting Galaxy A9, Razer announced the second-generation of its gaming-focused smartphone, the unimaginatively branded, Razer Phone 2. Thanks to the Qualcomm 845 Snapdragon chipset and Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU, the Razer Phone 2 offers up to 30 percent more performance than its predecessor. A hearty 4000 mAh keeps the light on during those long title sessions, and the familiar tri-headed snake logo alone raises the framerate twofold.

Razer's new phone also comes with upgraded cameras although on paper it would seem like the Razer Phone 2 has the same hardware as the original. How much for this wide-eyed gamer's puppy?

One of the most identifiable features about the Razer Phone 2 is its illuminated logo that sits on the back of the product. The 16.8 million colors that the setup can display can serve as essentially the most in-your-face LED light indicator ever implemented into a mobile device and while the aesthetics are similar, the feel isn't because the Razer Phone 2 ditches the all-metal design for a glass back, which some may deem a more elegant solution that also allows for wireless charging, though it also makes the device more fragile and slippery.

Measuring at 158.5x78.99x8.5mm, the design is similar to what we saw in the first Razer Phone past year.

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A marketing image of the Razer Phone 2.

On the back of the phone, Razer has completely redesigned the dual-camera system, which now uses Sony camera sensors with optical image stabilisation. The official case, tempered glass screen protector and eventually, the Chroma wireless charging dock, are all listed in the Razer Store.

Unlike the Pixel 3 which comes out with Pie on board, the new Razer Phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. The 8 MP front camera supports video streaming at full HD resolution. It will be coming in Mirror and Satin versions priced at $799 (approx Rs. 59,500) and the Mirror version will be available for order in the US, Canada, UK, and Europe region initially starting today while the Satin version will be available later.