Over the last few weeks they have been many rumors and leaks of information about the new Razer Phone 2. The expectations on this new Android ‘gaming’ smartphone were many, which is not surprising since its predecessor was the first of this new ‘ species”.
The Razer Phone 2 has now been officially unveiled by the brand, bringing several surprises to its fans, both in spec and design. As one would expect, this month continues to prove to be the most exciting month in the world of Android smartphones.
The first smartphone of the manufacturer came as a surprise to the world of smartphones, leaving great doubts as to its possible success. After all, this is what always happens when some manufacturer tries something pioneer. However, its success was immediate and since then, several manufacturers followed in their footsteps.
Now we see the new “King” of smartphones ‘gaming’, which is likely to present as the most interesting developments in the Android world when compared to its predecessor. Razer was able to maintain almost all the features fans loved, correcting all criticism of its first smartphone.
Razer Phone 2 will have no problem claiming the title of best Android ‘gaming’ smartphone of 2018
With regard to its design, the big differences appear on its rear panel. Now with a glass construction and the brand logo in great prominence to the center. This logo brings a pleasant surprise to the ‘hard-core gamers’, being illuminated with possibility of personalizing the presented color. Also your photographic module changed its position, being now positioned in the center of the panel.
In front of the Razer Phone 2 we continue to have the two stereo front speakers and a single front camera. Unfortunately, due to its columns, it still has fairly large vertical margins. However, that will not be why it becomes a less attractive smartphone.
Like its predecessor, the new Razer Phone 2 also comes with an IGZO IPS screen with a 120hz rate and Quad HD + resolution. Still, the manufacturer has managed to show improvements as it can achieve 50% brighter.
At the center of operations is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC processor, backed by a generous 8GB of RAM. For storage you will be able to count on 64GB of internal memory UFS and support for microSD card. This will be the “coolest” top of the range thanks to the new ” steam chamber” technology that will ensure that the processor is always at optimum temperature for high level operation.
Although it is not your main segment, also in terms of your photographic capabilities you will find great improvements. On the Razer Phone 2, you will be able to find a dual rear camera with two 12 megapixel Sony sensors. The main features Dual Pixel autofocus, optical image stabilization and aperture f / 1.75. On the other hand, the secondary sensor has a telescopic lens (2x zoom) and f / 2.6 aperture.
Razer has been able to do everything its fans have asked for in this new smartphone ‘gaming’
Its dual rear camera will be able to record video in 4K at 60fps resolution and Full HDa at 120fps (super slow motion) video. On the front of the smartphone is an 8-megapixel selfie camera with support for Full HD video recording at 60fps. Of course this ability will be interesting for users who wish to stream their game sessions.
The Razer Phone 2 continues to feature a 4000 mAh battery with support for QuickCharge 4.0+, but the manufacturer has yet another surprise. Its new top-of-the-line Android will also support wireless charging, a feature so much demanded by its fans.
Unfortunately, the new ‘gaming’ smartphone will arrive factory with the already outdated Android 8.1 Oreo. However, an update was promised for Andorid Pie as early as November. What’s more, you’ll be pleased to know that your entire interface is quite close to what you find on Android One smartphones.
Finally, we have two news (positive and negative) that come with some surprise. Firstly, the manufacturer has decided to remove the 3.5mm audio jack input from its new smartphone. On the other hand, it has surprisingly managed to offer an IP67 resistance certification.
Razer Phone 2 | Price and availability
The pre-reservations of the Razer Phone 2 are already open, with a very acceptable price of 850 €. Thus, considering its specifications, an extremely beautiful design and several innovations for the gaming segment, a price is justified that continues to present inferior to several tops of range of 2018.
In addition, a ‘ Premium’ edition with finishes in ‘ satin ‘ will also be launched, which will cost € 950. It has not yet been revealed when this special edition will become available.