Razer Launches the Second Generation of Its Flagship Gaming Phone

Posted on October 11, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Hardware with 3 Comments

Razer took the wraps off its second-generation flagship gaming phone, the Razer Phone 2, last night. The company’s flagship phone aimed at gamers is getting some major upgrades on the inside to offer an even better mobile gaming experience for its customers.

Design wise, the Razer Phone 2 looks much like the original Razer Phone. The company is, however, introducing a new logo on the back of the device that supports its Chroma lighting system and lights up, glowing in up to 16.8 million colors. You can choose to have the logo light up when you get app notifications or have it display different effects.

Razer says the new phone offers up to 30% improvement in performance, powered by the Snapdragon 845 and Adreno 630 GPU. The company is using the Razer vapor chamber cooling system to keep the internals cool under heavy load.

The device still comes with the fantastic 5.7-inch UltraMotion IGZO display, and it continues to be the only phone in the industry to sport a display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The company says it has upgraded the front-facing speakers on the device to be even louder and clearer, as well as support for Dolby Atmos. It still packs the same 4,000mAh battery but it’s been optimized to last up to 10 hours at the 120Hz, as compared to the previous 10-hour battery life at 90Hz refresh rate.

Razer says the company has improved the cameras on the device, with as 12MP wide-angle lens and an additional 12MP telephoto lens with 2x zoom on the back. The company has tweaked the UI of the camera app to work better for one-hand usage, too.

Two other much-needed additions to the Razer Phone 2 include IP67 water resistance and wireless charging support thanks to the new glass back.

Razer’s new phone seems like a pretty decent upgrade from last year’s Razer Phone. The device is $100 more expensive than last year’s Razer Phone, though. It will be available for $799 in Mirror Black and Satin Black variants in the United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Pre-orders are available now.

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3 responses to “Razer Launches the Second Generation of Its Flagship Gaming Phone”

  1. red.radar

    This is nice but ...

    I love to see a ruggadized, unlocked, but good android phone. Anything like that exists? At one point there was the galaxy s active series. And some Chinese oem got a license to use the Catapillar name...

    have an an infrared camera on the back instead of the telephoto lense... a battery that could power a city...

    its been interesting to see people push the design edge .... I like to see someone push the functional edge. The phone can be ugly as sin call it project bulldog for all I care....

  2. overseer

    Overall I like it, the boxy design doesn't bother me, especially if it supports some good quality dual speakers in those bezels. Has MicroSD support too, which is a big plus. But still hate to see the glass back, no headphone jack, and overall the price is too high and I'd be paying for a lot more performance than I need since I don't game on my phone.

    Killer Feature for me though is the glowing logo on the back that can be used for a notification LED. Getting harder and harder to find a phone with a notification LED these days and that is something I really have a hard time living without.

  3. kjb434

    This is it. A great very capable Android handset without bloatware.

    Looks like something to get when it gets discounted.

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