Razer is an event today officially unveiled the Razer Phone 2. This entertainment powerhouse device came up with all the latest specifications you can expect from this year’s premium smartphone. It also packs various unique features and improvements over the original Razer Phone.
The device is equipped with a 5.7” IGZO LCD panel with QHD resolution. In comparison to original Razer Phone, this one has the 50% brighter screen – a maximum of 580 nits (470 nits typical). The company also claims that this new panel will preserve more details in dark scenes.
Thanks to the support for HDR and DCI-P3, the new display will produce better visuals in both games and videos.
The handset houses Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 chipset. Memory section for this device includes a fast 8GB of RAM and 64GB of UFS storage (expandable). The rear panel of the device is made of glass, and yeah you guessed it right wireless charging is also there. It’s now water resistant with IP67 certification.
Camera section for this device includes a dual-camera setup on the rear side and thanks to Sony’s new image sensor the image quality has substantially improved. The main sensor is the 12MP (f/1.75) Dual Pixel with AF and OIS. The other sensor is also the 12MP one but it’s a 2x telephoto lens (f/2.6).
The camera is capable of shooting a video 2160p@30fps and can also shoot a 1080p @ 120fps slow-motion video. There aren’t many updates to the front-facing sensor, it houses same 8MP fixed-focus shooter but now it does supports for 1080p @ 60fps video.
Front-facing stereo speakers are still there. They are Dolby Atmos-certified and each is fed by a dedicated amplifier.
Just below the rear camera setup is the logo of the Razer, but this time it is an RGB backlit and supports Chroma. You can also customize the color of the LED lights.
Sadly, there’s no room for the 3.5mm headphone jack, but Razer does bundle a 24-bit DAC dongle with the phone.
To keep the lights of the device on the company has embedded a huge 4,000mAh battery which also supports QuickCharge 4.0+ and fast Qi wireless charging – up to 15W.
Android Oreo 8.1 will come pre-installed. Razer also promises the latest OS update to roll out “soon”.
Price & Availability
As far as the pricing goes the Razer Phone 2 will cost you around $800. No information on when this device will be available for purchase has come yet. The Wireless Charger will be sold separately as an accessory to the unit and will cost $100.