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Razer reveals the Razer Phone 2, next stage in gaming-focused smartphones

13 October, 2018, 07:18 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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Last year Razer had debuted its first gaming smartphone for around $699, which translated to about Rs. 45,127 in India.

While there might be alternatives such as the Honor Play from Huawei, the Razer Phone 2 will certainly continue to be king of the hill as the flagship gaming smartphone with a starting price point of$799, arriving in Mirror Black while those who would want a Satin Black variant will have to wait for the fourth quarter of 2018. For the same price, you can buy the Razer Phone 2 - the brand new Razer gaming phone. Finally, the listing also suggests that the handset will carry an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance.

On the front of the Razer Phone 2, you'll find a generous 5.72-inch IGZO LCD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate and wide colour gamut. The list of upgrades includes a Snapdragon 845 processor with a "Razer vapor chamber cooling system", which is likely a heat pipe with a bit of liquid inside, much like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

For imaging, the Razer Phone 2 features a dual camera setup on the rear, which uses two 12 MP cameras. Although the Razer Phone 2 won't launch with Android Pie, the version of Android it does run is one powered by the popular third-party Nova Launcher - a detail sure to delight Android purists.

And NO, there's no NOTCH on the device.

Razer Phone 2 is already available for pre-order. It also supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 4+ so that you can charge the phone from 0 percent to 50 percent within just 30 minutes. The Razer Raiju Mobile is a mobile gamepad with a phone mount and Bluetooth.


Razer Logo Chroma is another new aesthetic touch.

Its 1440p display can offer up to 120Hz refresh rates for more streamlined scrolling and gaming.

A single front-facing camera is present on the product that is 8-megapixels. In the camera department, Razer Phone 2 has dual 12-megapixel cameras with OIS and 4K video recording support.

Boasting up to 30% increased performance when compared its predecessor, Razer has taken steps to substantially improve not only the components found inside the phone but also the methods with which they're cooled. It is equipped with support for Quick Charge 4+ and 15W wireless charging. Razer is also touting the presence of dual cameras with image stabilisation on the Razer Phone 2. The logo on the back of the phone can illuminate up to 16.8 colors - imagine trying to pick one just for your Facebook notifications. At the announcement, the company claimed that it can deliver almost 10 hours of on-screen time when the display refresh rate is set at 120Hz.

The device has been priced at $800 in the United States for the 64GB model. For a fee, you can purchase various accessories for your smartphone, for example, a wireless charger for $100, a leather case for $40 and protection for a display for $20.

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