The Razer Phone already promised to deliver high quality gaming to the mobile market, but now, they’re hoping to take things even further with the Razer Phone 2. The new phone comes with a plethora of updates to make it even better than before including performance, camera updates, cooling, and more:
GAMING // PERFORMANCE
The Razer Phone 2 offers up to 30 percent more performance than its predecessor, thanks to the combination of the latest flagship components and thermal cooling solutions.
The Qualcomm 845 Snapdragon chipset and Qualcomm Adreno 630 graphics processing unit (GPU) will blitz through the most demanding apps, and their performance is further enhanced by the Razer vapor chamber cooling system that provides for industry-leading thermal cooling.
The Vapor chamber provides more surface area for heat to dissipate, while sustaining high frame rates for an overall cooler and more powerful experience.
FLAGSHIP // CAMERA
The Razer Phone 2 improves on its imaging capabilities with a new rear dual-camera setup that offers a 12 MP wide-angle lens with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 12 MP telephoto lens with 2x zoom. Be it fast action or low-light scenes, the Sony IMX sensors are tuned to produce low-noise images with a wide gamut of colors. On the front, the 8 MP camera supports video streaming at full HD resolution, a boon for all live-streaming professionals.
FLAGSHIP // ESSENTIALS
Wireless charging is now enabled on the Razer Phone 2 with its new glass back. Razer has announced its new wireless charger with Chroma – the world’s largest RGB lighting ecosystem. If you prefer plugging in a USB-C cable, Qualcomm QuickCharge 4+ allows users to charge the phone from a flat battery to 50 percent charge within just 30 minutes.
The Razer Phone 2 has also been tested for IP67 resistance to dust and water.
GAMING // TRUE 120 HZ DISPLAY
Unlike other competing phones, the Razer Phone 2’s 5.7-inch UltraMotion™ IGZO display remains the only display in the industry that offers both 120 Hz screen refresh and 120 Hz touch sampling. What you see is what you touch. The new display is now 50 percent brighter than the one in the first Razer Phone.
GAMING // DUAL FRONT-FACING SPEAKERS
The first Razer Phone made history by being able to churn out audio at record levels without distortion. The Razer Phone 2 is even louder and clearer than before, thanks to upgraded hardware and Dolby Atmos. The dual front-spacing speakers take up home position on the top and bottom bezels, allowing for both incredible sound projection across any room, as well as an ergonomic form factor for long hours of handheld gaming.
GAMING // BATTERY LIFE
The Razer Phone 2 packs a 4,000 mAH capacity battery for all-day gaming and entertainment needs, and Razer continues to improve battery efficiency. Where its predecessor was benchmarked for 10 hours of battery life at a screen refresh rate setting of 90 Hz, the Razer Phone 2 is optimized to also last 10 hours at a higher 120 Hz. The Razer Phone works with LTE Gigabit networks with download speeds up to 1.2 Gbit/s, allowing for 20 percent faster downloads while on the go.
On top of this swanky new phone, Razer has also revealed two new accessories to go with it: a controller and headset. The goal here is to make this as close to a regular gaming setup as possible, with the convenience of it all being on your phone.
RAZER RAIJU MOBILE
The Raiju Mobile controller is a mobile gamepad with a phone mount and Bluetooth connectivity that brings a full-fledged console gamepad to mobile gaming. Featuring four remappable multi-function buttons, Razer™ Mecha-Tactile action buttons, a hair trigger mode and an adjustable phone mount, gamers get enhanced precision and perfect viewing angles for their favorite mobile games.
A mobile configurator app allows advanced customization for a personalized setup. The Razer Raiju Mobile supports flagship Android phones and the biggest titles in mobile gaming, which include “Vainglory,” “Lineage 2,” “Dead Trigger 2” and “Gear-Club,” and many more.
RAZER HAMMERHEAD USB-C ANC
The Razer Hammerhead USB-C ANC in-ear headset delivers superior immersion on-the-go in a small, discreet form factor. It draws power for its Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology though the USB-C port on your smartphone. This enables the noise cancellation capabilities of larger headsets without the bulk.
It has stellar audio quality through its Dual Driver technology featuring a combination of balanced armature and dynamic drivers to deliver a perfect balance of deep bass and detailed trebles. A built-in digital to audio converter (DAC) provides 24 bit/96 kHz audio quality for clear, uncompressed sound.
The Razer Phone 2 will be available starting at US$799. Preorders start on Oct. 11, 2018 but all these devices won’t be available until Quarter 4 2018…