Razer Phone 2 Now Available in the US – A Must Have Smartphone for Mobile Gamers

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Razer has recently released their 2nd generation smartphone that’s primarily designed for Gamers (by Gamers) – the Razer Phone 2 – flagship gaming smartphone. The new Razer Phone 2 looks very similar with its predecessor, but there are improvements and new features added in the 2nd generation. For starters it has an RGB logo at the back that can be configured to act as a “notification color”. It’s also now IP 67 water resistant and comes with new improved cameras. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (similar to other flagship phones like the LG V40 ThinQ), with Adreno 630 and a Vapor Chamber cooling that is not present on other flagship smartphones. Aside from the vapor cooling chamber, it does have that very nice 120Hz IGZO display with UltraMotion technology; making this smartphone a must have for mobile gamers. Once you tried the 120Hz display on the Razer Phone 2, it’s simply hard to switch back to the typical display on any other smartphones in the market. The Razer Phone 2 is now available to order on Razer.com here. There are more features that the Razer Phone 2 has, like wireless charging, better speakers and more; you can check them out below.

Razer Phone 2 Gaming Smartphone Features

Razer, the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the Razer Phone 2, the very definition of flagship performance and true mobile gaming. After creating the category of gaming phones with the first Razer Phone in 2017, Razer further pushed the boundaries of mobile devices to power the world of mobile esports and entertainment.

“The first Razer Phone disrupted the smartphone industry and created a new category,” said Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer Inc. “With the Razer Phone 2, we have pulled out the stops to define flagship and gaming on our terms.”

GAMING // PERFORMANCE
The Razer Phone 2 offers up to 30 percent more performance than its predecessor, thanks to the combination of the latest flagship components and thermal cooling solutions.

The Qualcomm 845 Snapdragon chipset and Qualcomm Adreno 630 graphics processing unit (GPU) will blitz through the most demanding apps, and their performance is further enhanced by the Razer vapor chamber cooling system that provides for industry-leading thermal cooling.

The vapor chamber provides more surface area for heat to dissipate, while sustaining high frame rates for an overall cooler and more powerful experience.

FLAGSHIP // CAMERA
The Razer Phone 2 improves on its imaging capabilities with a new rear dual-camera setup that offers a 12 MP wide-angle lens with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 12 MP telephoto lens with 2x zoom. Be it fast action or low-light scenes, the Sony IMX sensors are tuned to produce low-noise images with a wide gamut of colors. On the front, the 8 MP camera supports video streaming at full HD resolution, a boon for all live-streaming professionals.

The Razer Phone 2 camera app comes with a new user interface that allows for easy one-handed operation for portraits and scenic panoramas. Razer is committed to constantly provide software updates to take advantage of the latest improvements in the imaging space.

FLAGSHIP // ESSENTIALS
The Razer Phone 2 is now powered by Razer Chroma, the world’s most popular RGB lighting system for gamers. The rear of the phone features the Razer triple-headed snake logo that glows in 16.8 million colors to provide app notifications (such as Facebook comments or WhatsApp messages). Razer Chroma also allows you to customize lighting effects such as Static, Spectrum Cycling and Breathing.

Wireless charging is now enabled on the Razer Phone 2 with its new glass back. Razer has announced its new wireless charger with Chroma – the world’s largest RGB lighting ecosystem. If you prefer plugging in a USB-C cable, Qualcomm QuickCharge 4+ allows users to charge the phone from a flat battery to 50 percent charge within just 30 minutes. The Razer Phone 2 has also been tested for IP67 resistance to dust and water.

GAMING // TRUE 120 HZ DISPLAY
One year after Razer launched the world’s first true gaming phone, the Razer Phone 2 continues to take the lead with the only true 120 Hz display – now with even better performance for those who love for high framerates and silky-smooth action without any lag or stuttering.

Unlike other competing phones, the Razer Phone 2’s 5.7-inch UltraMotion™ IGZO display remains the only display in the industry that offers both 120 Hz screen refresh and 120 Hz touch sampling. What you see is what you touch. The new display is now 50 percent brighter than the one in the first Razer Phone.

GAMING // DUAL FRONT-FACING SPEAKERS
The first Razer Phone made history by being able to churn out audio at record levels without distortion. The Razer Phone 2 is even louder and clearer than before, thanks to upgraded hardware and Dolby Atmos.

The dual front-spacing speakers take up home position on the top and bottom bezels, allowing for both incredible sound projection across any room, as well as an ergonomic form factor for long hours of handheld gaming.

GAMING // BATTERY LIFE
The Razer Phone 2 packs a 4,000 mAH capacity battery for all-day gaming and entertainment needs, and Razer continues to improve battery efficiency. Where its predecessor was benchmarked for 10 hours of battery life at a screen refresh rate setting of 90 Hz, the Razer Phone 2 is optimized to also last 10 hours at a higher 120 Hz[1]. The Razer Phone works with LTE Gigabit networks with download speeds up to 1.2 Gbit/s, allowing for 20 percent faster downloads while on the go.

GAMING // OPTIMIZED
As the pioneer in PC esports, and now mobile esports, Razer continues to work with the largest number of game publishers in the industry to bring about the best gaming experiences. The Razer Phone 2 has been optimized for today’s hottest mobile titles like “PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG Mobile),” “Rival Crimson x Chaos,” “Marvel Future Fight,” “Guns of Boom,” “RuneScape” and more.

Netflix – The Razer Phone 2 is the only phone officially certified by Netflix for HDR (high dynamic range) video content and Dolby Surround 5.1 audio content.

Razer Cortex – Razer introduces Razer Cortex, the app that was built for mobile gamers. Razer Cortex will help users organize their games on their phone, as well as recommend the latest games optimized for 120 Hz gaming. It will also optimize the Razer Phone 2’s performance for different games, either with easy presets or manual settings. Razer Cortex is now available on Google Play Store, and will work with a variety of phones.

Razer Theme Store – The Razer Theme Store on the Razer Phone 2 offers exclusive themes and wallpapers featuring today’s top gaming titles. Today gamers can already enjoy themes featuring “Vainglory,” “Arena of Valor,” “Tekken,” “Guns of Boom,” “Gear Club” and “Titan Assault,” and you can soon download “PUBG Mobile” themes.

Razer Phone 2 Price and Where to Buy

The Razer Phone 2 comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $799 USD; and it’s available in Mirror Black and a a Satin Black variant that is coming later in Q4. You can now order a Razer Phone 2 via the link below.

Razer Phone 2 available on Razer.com here

Razer Phone 2 Specifications

  • Processor & Cooling:
    • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 (2.80 GHz) with Adreno 630 GPU, Vapor Chamber Cooling
  • System Memory: 8 GB (LPDDR4X)
  • Storage – Internal: 64 GB UFS
  • Storage – External: SIM + micro SD slot (up to 1TB)
  • Display:
    • 5.72-inch IGZO LCD 1440 x 2560
      120 Hz, Wide Color Gamut
      UltraMotion™ Technology
      Corning Gorilla Glass 5
      Multi-touch
      Anti-Fingerprint Protection
  • Rear Cameras:
    • 12 MP AF f1.75 Wide with OIS
      12 MP AF f2.6 Telephoto
      Dual PDAF (Phase detection Autofocus)
      Dual tone, dual LED flash
      Video: Up to 4K video recording with stereo audio
  • Front Camera
    • 8 MP FF f2.0
      1080p Video
  • Sound
    • Stereo front-facing speakers
      Dual Amplifiers / Dolby Atmos Technology
      USB-C to 3.5 mm Audio Adapter with 24-bit DAC
  • Power
    • 4,000 mAh Li-Po battery
      Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+
      Wireless Fast Charging
  • Wireless
    • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
      Dual-band (MIMO), Antennae 2×2
      Bluetooth 5.0
  • Logo: RGB Illuminated Razer Chroma Logo
  • Bands
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
      WCDMA: 1/2/3/4/5/8
      FDD-LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/14/17/18/19/20/26/28/29/30/32/66/71
      TDD LTE: 38/39/40/41/48
      TD-SCDMA: 34/39
      LAA: 46
      4×4 MIMO: 1/2/3/4/7/30/38/48/66
  • Speeds: Up to 1.2 Gbit/s (Cat18)
  • Water Resistance: IP67
  • Size: 158.5 mm x 78.99 mm x 8.5 mm
  • Android Version: Android 8.1
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