Razer, a brand known for making top-of-the-line products for gaming, has launched its second smartphone – Razer Phone 2. The smartphone is priced at $799 (approx. Rs 59,500) and it will go on pre-order from today in the US, Canada, UK and Europe. The phone is a successor of Razer Phone which was launched last year in November.
Razer Phone 2 comes in two variants – 64GB storage model with a Classy Mirror Back and a 128GB storage variant with rugged Satin Finish. The Satin version will be available later.
The Razer Phone 2 features a 5.72-inch Quad HD IGZO LCD UltraMotion display with 2560×1440 pixels resolution, 580 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Like its predecessor, the screen has a 120Hz refresh rate, meaning that users will able to enjoy smooth gaming experience with zero lag or stuttering. The logo on the back is RGB backlit and supports Chroma.
|Razer Phone 2|
|Display||5.72-inch Quad HD IGZO LCD UltraMotion|
|Memory||8GB RAM, 64GB storage|
|Camera||12MP + 12MP rear, 8MP front|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Price||Rs 59,500 (approx.)|
It is powered by 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 64-bit 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU. The new Snapdragon 845 chipset has a new vapor chamber cooling system. The phone has a massive 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 2TB via micro SD card slot.
The smartphone has 4,000mAh battery supporting QuickCharge 4.0+ and fast Qi wireless charging. It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) which is said to be upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie). The Razer Phone 2 has front-facing stereo speakers that feature Dolby Atmos with Dual amplifiers. The phone comes with a glass back and comes with an IP67 rating for water resistance.
For the optics, the Razer Phone 2 has a dual rear camera setup of 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.75 wide-angle lens, optical image optimisation (OIS), Dual PDAF and 12-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.6 aperture telephoto lens, Sony IMX Sensors, dual-tone LED flash. For the front, it has a 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The connectivity features of the Razer Phone 2 include a 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS/ GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC. There’s no 3.5mm headphone jack, but Razer bundles a 24-bit DAC dongle with the phone. The phone measures 158.5 x 78.99 x 8.5 mm in terms of dimensions.