Following an unfortunate and premature leak, Razer has officially announced the Razer Phone 2. A massive step forward in the gaming phone market that is running Razer Chroma RGB, features dual-front camera and offers wireless charging capabilities.
As reported by GSMArena, Amazon Italy usurped the official launch of the Razer Phone 2 revealing key details ahead of the official launch releasing key details to the gaming masses before Razer got their chance.
Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan said at the launch that “The first Razer Phone disrupted the smartphone industry and created a new category,” said Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer Inc. “With the Razer Phone 2, we have pulled out the stops to define flagship and gaming on our terms.”
The design hasn’t changed too much from the original Razer Phone, the 5.7-inch LCD panel with QHD resolution remains, the biggest differences include the new position of the dual camera and the long-awaited RGB logo.
The Razer Phone 2’s dual-camera offers a 12 MP wide-angle lens with optical image stabilisation (OIS) and a 12 MP telephoto lens with 2x zoom. The front camera features 8 MP that supports video streaming at full HD resolution, ideal for all live-streaming professionals.
The Razer 2 also includes extra GPU power – necessary for any gaming phone worth its salt – through its Qualcomm 845 Snapdragon 845 chipset and Qualcomm Adreno 630 graphics processing unit (GPU).
Overheating can be an issue with gaming phones, especially when you are hours deep in a siege, Razer has improved their cooling apparatus with a “unique vapour chamber” which should keep the chip from burning out.
Its 1440p display can offer up to 120Hz refresh rates for more streamlined scrolling and gaming. This is the only 120Hz mobile screen on the market, pushing the Razer 2 out in front of its competition.
Razer is adding wireless charging to the Razer 2, a new feature that the previous model did not contain. Razer has confirmed that the phone can be charged via USB-C cable, and the Qualcomm QuickCharge 4+ allows users to charge the phone from a flat battery to 50% charge within just 30 minutes.
Razer Phone 2 is now dust and water-resistant (rating IP67) and the rear design is now glossy glass as opposed to aluminium.
Australian and New Zealand pricing and availability of The Razer Phone 2 will be announced at a later date.