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Razer Phone 2 leaks thanks to premature Amazon listing

13 October 2018, 07:17 | Cameron Gross

Razer Phone 2 officially announced along with a mobile gamepad


The Razer Phone 2 looks very similar to its predecessor Razer Phone, but, there are some differences. The Razer Phone was Razer's attempt on delivering a high-performance smartphone that was targeted towards gamers who expect a great gaming experience from their mobiles. The new display is now 50 percent brighter than the one in the first Razer Phone. However, it is much easier to hold as the edges have been rounded slightly.

The phone has an fantastic RGB backlit logo, IP67, and wireless charging. Predictably, Razer sells a separate wireless-charging dock with the company's iconic Chroma lighting effects for your bedside. You can either use your own charging pad or purchase Razer's Chroma charging stand for $99. The logo glows when you have notifications from apps like Facebook and WhatsApp. This pairs well with the customizable, colorful lights found on Razer's PC products. The phone is available only in single color, Black. Called the Razer Phone, the device boasted a lot of gamer-specific features to make various different games run well on the phone.

The Razer Phone 2 comes with a 5.72-inch IGZO LCD display with a 1440x2560 pixel resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 8GB RAM and 64GB storage, Android 8.1 Oreo software and a 4,000mAh battery. Most other premium smartphones have moved to an 18:9 or 19:9 aspect ratio. Razer claims this is the only display in the industry that offers both 120 Hz screen refresh and 120 Hz touch sampling. The display also supports HDR and DCI-P3 color gamut along with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It will be available in Classy Mirror back finish and will be available for pre-order starting 12.01AM PST on October 11 in the USA region. and is not likely to come to India. The smartphone has 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal flash memory, expandable cards microSD. Throw in Qualcomm's fastest-ever mobile chipset, an improved camera, IP67 rated protection and wireless charging into the mix, and the Razer Phone 2 has the potential to be a crucial addition to any gamer's mobile arsenal. The Razer Phone 2 does not have a headphone jack but sports dual stereo speakers. This organizes the games on the phone, as well as recommends the latest games optimized for 120 Hz gaming.

Razer has unveiled its new flagship Razer Phone 2.

The original Razer Phone paired up a 12-megapixel (f/1.8) wide angle lens with a 12-megapixel (f/2.6) telephoto one.

As for cameras, the smartphone is equipped with horizontally stacked 12MP+12MP dual rear cameras with image stabiliser.

Razer will unveil the device at 6:30 PM PT or 7:00 AM IST and the company is set to stream the event live on the Razer website. Razer says they provide better handling when playing games in landscape mode and allow the front-firing speakers to get as loud as they can without sacrificing audio quality. It does support 1080p at 60 fps video capture. The phone also has 8 megapixels front camera with f/2.0 aperture. It can record 4K video. If you want to buy the 128GB variant with 'rugged satin finish, ' it is going to cost you $900.

Razer Cortex is now available on Google Play Store, and will work with a variety of phones. An Amazon listing suggests it will go on sale on October 26th. The accessories include a Razer Wireless Charger, a Leather & a Kevlar Case and a tempered glass screen protector.

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