Razer unveiled a second-generation gaming smartphone

12 October 2018
Good news for fans of Android gaming smartphones. Finally, the second-generation Razer Phone has been officially introduced.The fact that the device was released by Razer, a well-known manufacturer of gaming peripherals, makes it clear that the gadget is geared for gaming. I must say, the smartphone has the appropriate stuffing. Razer Phone 2 is equipped with a top-of-the-line processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, expandable up to 2 TB with microSD cards. The battery capacity is 4000 mAh. Externally, the novelty is almost indistinguishable from the Razer Phone first generation. The only difference is the appearance of customizable backlighting Razer Chroma logo on the back. In addition, the glass back panel contributed to the appearance of wireless charging support.Razer Phone 2 has the same 5.72-inch IGZO-display, as the first-generation smartphone. Its resolution is 2560x1440 pixels, and the refresh rate - 120 Hz. However, if we believe the statement of representatives of Razer, the display has become brighter by 50%. It is also worth noting that instead of the protective glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the device received a more advanced, Gorilla Glass 5. Otherwise, the smartphone boasts a dual main camera 12 + 12 megapixels. The main lens has an aperture of f/1.75 and optical image stabilization, while the second is a telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2.6. The front camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels. In addition, Razer Phone 2 received support for Dolby Atmos sound, fingerprint scanner on the side, water and dust protection level of IP67 and improved cooling system with evaporative camera, which is quite important for gamers. Of course, the smartphone supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5, GPS+GLONASS, NFC and has a USB Type-C port. But there is no 3.5mm headphone jack. The Razer Phone 2 smartphone is available in just one color variant - black. But, the manufacturer offered two housing options - matte and glossy. The cost of the new gaming smartphone starts at $799. Acceptance of pre-orders has already started.