While the first ever gaming phone from Razer got the whole smartphone industry look up and notice we're now witnessing the first renders of its sequel today. And from the looks of it, you might not like it. In the recent few weeks, we've also seen a couple of benchmarks for the alleged Razer Phone 2 and they don't paint a very rosy picture either. First, let's take a look at the render below.
Honestly, there's not much to say looking at the above images except that if they're legit, I'm disappointed. The render shows two devices side by side. The one on the right is the Razer Phone 2. And I'm sure if I didn't point that out, you would never have guessed it. As for the rear, there is nothing in this leak regarding that. A tip from Roland Quandt earlier in the week suggested that we could see a Chrome LED for notifications at the back. But there's no view of the back, so there's no way to say.
This new render coupled with the benchmarks that revealed a Snapdragon 845 chip on board the gaming handheld makes it more like a copy paste of last year's Razer Phone. The processor being the highlight of the gaming phone was the first thing we expected Razer to change. But so far, rumours and leaks have shown a very unimpressive sequel.
Besides these obvious takeaways, the Razer Phone 2 render also displays October 10 on the home screen which could or could not be a hint at its launch date. The original Razer Phone 2 launched on November 1 and a launch around the same date is more likely.
The whole bundle of Razer Phone 2 leaks means one of two things. Either these leaks are right on target and the Razer Phone 2 is a rip-off of last year or these leaks aren't legit and Razer could end up revealing a much different device from what they painted picture here.