Razer has announced the second iteration of its game-focused Razer Phone. Called Razer Phone 2, the device improves the camera, adds wireless charging and encounteres the specifications over the table compared to its predecessor.
The main feature is still the screen. The 5.7-inch LCD screen has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, HDR support (HDR-10), 645 parts with maximum brightness and Wide Color Gamut with 98.4% of DCI-P3. But the great demand for fame is a maximum update rate of 120Hz with Ultramotion technology; The refresh rate is variable, as low as 40Hz. Sound setup is also remarkable; This phone has stereo speakers that are Dolby Atmos certified.
Supporting buzzy hardcore gamer techs like HDR, Atmos and 120Hz are pretty much what Razer Phone 2 is all about. It's partly because it's hard to distinguish flagship Android phones on performance when they all have the same SoC Qualcomms Snapdragon 845. And this is another reason to sell an Android phone as the ideal gaming machine is a challenge; That piece is significantly better than Apple's A11 and A12 last year and this year's iPhones. And the iOS platform has generally been a living for high quality games than Android, but that's not to say there are not many great Android games.
Razer claims that it has been possible to make this phone faster than most thanks to "steam chamber cooling", as the company says allows the phone to draw 20-30 percent more power than competing Android phones. It is related to similar technology used in the Razer Blade gaming laptop.
Razer Phone 2 also has a powerful 8GB LPDDR4X RAM. Other specifications and features include a 4000mAh battery, IP67 water resistance, gigabit LTE, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+. As its predecessor, it comes only in a storage configuration at launch-64 GB, but it has a microSD slot for additional storage.
The previous Razer Phone was criticized for its mediocre camera. There are improvements to the rear camera in this update, according to Razer. It uses a dual-lens system with a wide 12MP f / 1.75 lens and a 12MP f / 2.6 telephoto lens plus a dual LED flash. It can record 4K video.
Measurement at 158.5×78.99×8.5mm, the design is similar to what we saw in the first Razer Phone last year. The front still looks like a new color scheme development of Nextbit Robin. (Razer bought Nextbit and that the acquisition led to this phone line). The speakers use a lot of the upper and lower sections (when oriented in portrait mode), and the edges along the sides are quite small. The 8MP f / 2.0 front-angled camera and flash are also on top. There is no hack here.
However, the absence of a notch on the display does not mean that the phone does not take any signals from recent flagship trends originating from Apple's iPhone, likely to be frustrated by many users. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack – just a USB-C port. And the back of the phone is made of glass to facilitate Qi wireless charging. But Razer is working on a matte option that also happens with 128GB of storage because the company does not know that everyone is a fan of the glass backs. Razer says that the version will come "at a later date." But the glass is Gorilla Glass 5, a durability upgrade compared to GG3 that was used on the screen last year's Razer Phone.
There would also be no game product without RGB lighting. Unlike last year's phone, Razer Chroma is supported for the logo at the back, and you can customize it to your flashy heart content if you are in that kind of thing.
The biggest downturn is without doubt that Razer Phone 2 launches Android 8.1 (with Nova Launcher) instead of Android Pie, but Razer says it's working on an update to Pie coming later. Razer did a similar promise with the last phone, so we expect the update to actually take place on the form. It's just a disappointment that there must be an update at all.
On the bright side, Razer's phone comes with its Razer Cortex Mobile app, containing a cured list of games like Playunknown's Battlegrounds as Razer says will get customized performance profiles and optimizations from developers – as well as game booster, a tool that lets you adjust the frame rate, clock frequency, and other individual game settings to achieve the best balance between performance, visual and battery life.
Razer Phone 2 will be sent on October 22 to $ 800. Razer also launches a pair of accessories to go with it – a festive controller, a case, a screen protector and a wireless charging space.
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