Razer Phone 2 leaks thanks to premature Amazon listing

  • Razer Phone 2 leaks thanks to premature Amazon listing

Razer Phone 2 leaks thanks to premature Amazon listing

The company says it has upgraded the front-facing speakers on the device to be even louder and clearer, as well as support for Dolby Atmos. This means the Razer Phone 2 comes with a dual camera system on the rear consisting of one 12MP wide-angle lens (f/1.7 aperture and OIS) and another 12MP telephoto lens (f/2.6 and 2X zoom). On the topic of outward appearance, the phone now has a glass back which facilitates wireless charging, and also round the back you will find the Razer Chroma 16.7 million colour lit Razer logo.

The highlight of Razer Phone 2 is the 5.72-inch IGZO LCD with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, wide color gamut, UltraMotion technology and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The phone measures 158.5 x 78.99 x 8.5 mm in terms of dimensions.

How much does the Razer Phone 2 cost? You can choose to have the logo light up when you get app notifications or have it display different effects.

In spite of incremental improvements, the Razer Phone 2 unsurprisingly continues being touted as the ultimate option for mobile gamers. There's no 3.5mm headphone jack, but Razer bundles a 24-bit DAC dongle with the phone. Razer makes sure its processor is cooled effectively for minimal throttling thanks to the use of Vapour Chamber Cooling, similar to that used in its laptops.

The Phone 2's body sticks with the large-bezeled design of its predecessor, allowing it to deploy a pair of speakers for stereo sound.

The RRP for the Razer Phone 2 will be $799.

The biggest letdown is arguably that the Razer Phone 2 is launching with Android 8.1 (with Nova Launcher) rather than Android Pie, though Razer says it is working on an update to Pie that will come later.

Razer Phone 2 is priced at £779.99 and will be shipped to all customers that pre-order it on November 9. The San Francisco, California-based manufacturer hasn't outright referenced its price hike but apparently feels convinced the newer chip, RGB lights, and extra software tweaks and additions are worth the price difference.

The phone has also been officially certified by Netflix for HDR video content, and Dolby Surround 5.1 audio content too. Something which was lacking on the original Razer Phone, and was perhaps one of the most requested features, should Razer launch a second device.