Razer has finally taken the curtains off its second-gen gaming smartphone, the Razer Phone 2. And you might not be very happy this year after seeing the spec-sheet. After all, in terms of performance, this is the very same phone that was Razer’s first gaming phone. However, Razer has sprinkled some new features that make the device an overall better package than the previous one.
The Razer Phone is priced $799.99 (roughly Rs. 59,500) in the US on debut for the 64GB storage model. There’s also a rugged 128GB variant that is yet to be released with a different price tag. Availability is yet to be known.
Speaking about the new features, the first thing you’ll likely notice is the breathing RGB logo at the back which is plated with glass. Razer has endowed the new smartphone with wireless charging capability and IP67 water resistance. All this does not come at the expense of the awesome stereo speakers and you can still expect superior audio than most flagships. However, compared to last year, the IP rating has decreased the loudness to a certain extent. There’s also a 24-bit USB Type-C DAC for better earphones audio quality.
Besides these few extras, the Razer PHone boasts of the same 5.72-inch IGZO LCD display albeit with QHD (1440×2560 pixels) resolution and a buttery smooth 120Hz refresh rate. It’s topped with Corning Gorilla Glass and underneath the screen is a Snapdragon 845 SoC clocked up to 2.8GHz and a new Vapor Chamber Cooling. There’s 8GB of RAM and 84GB of onboard storage expandable up to 1TB.
The camera is also a big improvement. The Razer Phone 2 has a dual rear setup with a 12MP wide-angle lens and f/1.75 aperture with OIS and a 12MP telephoto lens with f/2.6 aperture with dual PDAF and support for 4K videos. The front has an 8MP selfie shooter. The handset does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack and runs on a 4,000mAh battery that comes with Quick Charge 4.0+.
What do you think about this new upgrade from Razer? Is it interesting enough? Would you buy it if it would be announced in India? Let us know in the comments below.