Razer Phone 2: What we wish to see in the subsequent gaming phone

When it was suggested that Razer, a association best famous for a hardcore gaming products for PCs and consoles, was going to launch a possess smartphone in late 2017, many observers were rarely doubtful that it could make an sense on an already swarming market. However, a initial Razer Phone’s entrance in Nov of 2017 incited out to be a pleasant surprise for a many part.

It included high-end hardware specs with facilities that are still not found on any other smartphones, many particularly its 120Hz display that offers aloft modernise rates for a games that support it. The initial cost of a initial Razer Phone was also sincerely reasonable at $699.99, nonetheless a association has given offering a phone during reduce prices with limited bonus events. The initial Razer Phone also kicked off a mini-trend in a industry, with several phones marketed during gamers either expelled or announced in 2018.

While Razer has not suggested any central sales numbers for a initial phone, they were apparently good adequate that it motionless to launch a successor. Razer is holding a press eventuality on Oct 10 where it will roughly positively exhibit a Razer Phone 2. In fact, some of a phone’s hardware and facilities may have already been leaked.

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Even nonetheless a Razer Phone 2 specs are roughly positively sealed down, we do have a few things we would like to see enclosed in a new chronicle when it is suggested in a few weeks. Hopefully, a Razer Phone 2 will have during slightest some of these features.

A brighter and bigger display

One of a biggest facilities in a initial Razer Phone was a 5.7-inch IGZO LCD display, that upheld a 120Hz modernise rate. This allows developers to emanate many some-more fluid-looking mobile games with support for a aloft modernise rate. The strange Razer Phone also upheld what Razer called Ultramotion, that switches a modernise rate on a fly for games that helps to cut down on graphical tearing. All in all, 120Hz creates personification games on a phone a many improved experience.

However, in a examination of a first Razer Phone, we remarkable that a arrangement was utterly dim when regulating a handset in extended daylight, even if we cranked adult a liughtness to full. We would definitely like to see that emanate solved for a Razer Phone 2. Also, a arrangement of 5.7 inches was unequivocally large a year ago, though in this age of phones that are entrance out with 6 inches of shade and more, a incomparable arrangement for a Razer Phone 2 would also be unequivocally nice.

Much improved camera program and hardware

The singular biggest debility with a initial Razer Phone was a camera hardware and software. Indeed, it looked like a association slapped on a camera facilities roughly as an afterthought, as a examination called them “a bit of a mess“. While Razer has expelled software updates for a phone given afterwards that have updated a camera’s features, there’s unequivocally not many of an forgive for rising a high-end phone with cameras that have delayed shiver speeds with bad tone images.

The law is any improvements to a Razer Phone 2’s camera would be acquire compared to a initial phone. We know that many people who squeeze this phone are not looking for Pixel 2-style camera quality, though they are also not looking for sub-par estimate and picture peculiarity when they take cinema with a phone that costs several hundred dollars. Hopefully, Razer schooled some lessons and will broach a improved camera knowledge with a Razer Phone 2.

More onboard storage

The strange Razer Phone had 8GB of RAM, during a time where that kind of memory was roughly unheard of inside a smartphone. We pattern a Razer Phone 2 to have a same volume of memory inside, that is still copiousness for high-end gaming. We also pattern that this phone will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor as well, to keep a Razer Phone 2 on a slicing corner of Android processor speeds.

However, a initial Razer Phone usually had 64GB of onboard storage. While a phone also had an SD label container to supplement some-more storage, a law is that gamers cite to implement games on a categorical storage expostulate and that 64GB of space can disappear fast if we are downloading high-end games like PUBG Mobile and Fortnite. We would wish that Razer will launch models with during slightest double a onboard storage for a Razer Phone 2, if not higher, so players can get a many out of a phone.

Android 9.0 Pie

When a initial Razer Phone launched in late 2017, it came with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of a box, and a phone usually got an over-the-air refurbish to Android 8.1 Oreo after several months. For a Razer Phone 2, we would wish that it would launch not with Oreo though with Android 9.0 Pie out of a box. Really, there is no reason because such a high-end smartphone would launch with 2017’s Android OS.

If for some reason, a Razer Phone 2 does indeed launch with Oreo out of a box, we will be disappointed, yes. However, if that does happen, we would also wish that a ascent to Pie would be unequivocally swift, instead of creation us wait for months to get it.

Pie in a sky hope: support for Project Linda

At CES 2018 in January, Razer showed off nonetheless another one of a furious “concept” products: Project Linda. It used a pattern of a company’s impressive Razer Blade Stealth laptop as a advancing bombard for a Razer Phone. The phone could be placed in a laptop bombard where a trackpad would routinely be located, and not usually could a phone’s arrangement be used as a trackpad, though a hardware could renovate a bombard into a full PC-style laptop, using on Android.

The demo during CES done a good sense on us, and we could really see a lot of reasons because we would get a “Project Linda” laptop bombard for a Razer Phone 2.  While it’s doubtful Razer will launch such a bombard alongside a recover of a Razer Phone 2 in October, maybe it will recover it someday in early 2019, so that we can extend a use of a Razer Phone 2 so it can turn a full-blown Windows-style work PC.

Other things we wish to see in a Razer Phone 2

Razer trademark during IFA Berlin 2018

There are a few other things that we would like to see in a Razer Phone 2 when it is suggested in a few weeks:

  • More games that support a phone’s 120Hz arrangement modernise rate.
  • The continued use of a great Nova Launcher.
  • The use of a company’s Chroma LED lights and facilities that are already used in a laptops.
  • A bigger battery than a initial phone’s 4,000mAh size.
  • More support for U.S. carriers other than GSM-based networks.

Razer Phone

The Razer Phone 2 has turn one of a most expected Android phone launches of a tumble season. While a strange phone was a plain recover out of a gate, there was really some room for alleviation that a Razer Phone 2 will hopefully residence when it is suggested on Oct 10. In a meantime, what do we wish to see in a Razer Phone 2? Let us know your thoughts in a comments!

 

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