By Mark Jansen
The gaming and smartphone worlds collided with a launch final year of a Razer Phone, successfully adequate it seems that Razer will continue a experiment. The association has strictly reliable a existence of a supplement to a 2017 strange — and now we have a improved thought of what a follow-up to a Razer Phone competence entail. Here’s all we know about a Razer Phone 2.
Watch a Razer keynote online
Razer will livestream a keynote where it will take a wraps off of a new Razer Phone 2 on Oct 10 during 6:30 p.m. PT, that equates to 9:30 p.m. ET for those on a easterly coast. If you’re interested, we can check out a livestream on YouTube here. You can also tide it on Twitch, Facebook Live, or true from a Razer website.
Design and display
We haven’t seen most about a Razer Phone 2’s design, though a latest we have comes from gifted leaker Evan Blass.
The picture shows a phone that’s identical in pattern to a strange Razer Phone, with a boxy conformation and corpulent front and chin around a front. The dual-lens camera has changed to a core of a device back, though differently most is a same. It’s good to see that a implausible front-facing stereo speakers from a OG Razer Phone will make a lapse in a sequel.
There’s still a lot we don’t know about a Razer Phone 2, nonetheless some specs have leaked (see below), though we can assume on vast amounts of it. For example, we wouldn’t be astounded to see a lapse of a 120Hz display. The final Razer Phone was privately focused on gaming — and it’s roughly a certainty a subsequent one will be as well.
It’s also probable that a second-generation Razer Phone will place a heavier importance on computing. Earlier this year, Razer teased Project Linda, a approach to use your smartphone as a smarts for a laptop. In Project Linda, a phone also acts as a trackpad — and we found that it was a flattering neat implementation. Project Linda is only a judgment for now, though it’s probable Razer is operative on enlightening that judgment and will recover it to a open along with a new Razer Phone.
Release date and price
Soon after specs for a phone seemed to have leaked online, Razer sent out save-the-dates for an eventuality on Oct 10, that is roughly positively for a new phone — deliberation a save-the-date facilities an outline of a smartphone on it with a difference “Flagship // Gaming.” You can see a entice below.
Razer initial reliable that it was operative on a second-generation Razer Phone in a late Aug gain statement. The news was initial picked adult by WCCFtech.
“Razer is now focusing a resources into a growth of a second-generation Razer Phone and concomitant program releases, that will extend a program and services from PC into a mobile market,” a association wrote.
So when should we design a new Razer Phone? Well, a initial one was expelled in Nov 2017, so it’s probable — and even expected — that a second one could be expelled around a year later.
The specs trickle comes from MSPowerUser, that claims to have a hands on AnTuTu benchmarks for a Razer Phone 2. Notably, a phone will exaggerate 8GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 845 processor, and a whopping 512GB of storage. The fortitude for a phone is also enclosed in a benchmark, arrangement a arrangement with a 2,560 1,440 resolution.
We’ll have to wait and see what a Razer Phone 2 ends adult looking like, though to get an idea, check or a examination of a initial Razer phone. Meanwhile, stay tuned.
Updated on Oct 5, 2018: Razer is livestreaming a phenomenon of a Razer Phone 2.