Razer is back with a new Android smartphone aimed at gamers. The Razer Phone 2 has among other things improved cooling and a dual camera on the back.
Razer Phone 2 officially unveiled
The unit is starting this fall, on sale in Europe for 850 euro. A precise release date for the Dutch market is lacking, but like the first Razer Phone, we expect that some of the local shops the unit is to go.
On paper, the Razer Phone 2 hardware that are highly comparable with other flagships, such as a Snapdragon 845 chip with 8GB of ram and 64GB of storage. Most of the other smartphones is the power of that chipset, however, limited to prevent overheating. Razer uses vapor chamber cooling that the unit colder, making it longer, better performance pressed.
The unit of Razer is also intended for avid gamers that throughout the day, intense games want to play on their smartphone. So does the manufacturer together with the developer of PUBG to the popular game as smooth as possible to run on the Phone 2. Also is the Cortex App pre-installed, that for each game the hardware coordinate and optimize.
Improved screen and dual camera
Razer has the Phone 2 a striking design, with relatively sharp edges on both sides of the 5,7-inch screen. The screen has a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels and is, according to Razer 50 percent brighter than the first Razer Phone. In addition, the device is now waterproof. On the back there is a led logo, which colors with what is displayed on the screen.
What is new is the presence of a dual camera on the back. There is a primary 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, which is supported by a second telefotolens of 12 megapixel. That provides 2x optical zoom, or zoom in without the image less sharp. The main specs again in a row:
- The 5.7 inch lcd screen with a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels
- Snapdragon 845 chip with 8GB ram
- 64GB of expandable storage
- Runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
- 12 + 12 megapixel camera on the back
- 8 megapixel camera front
- Battery capacity: 4000 mAh, supports QuickCharge 4.0 and wireless charging
- Stereo speakers on either side of the screen
Standard runs on the Razer Phone 2 on a virtually unmodified version of Android 8.1 (Oreo). An update to Android 9.0 (Pie) follows, however, ‘soon’, as the company has promised.