Razer Phone 2 has a display with a 120Hz refresh rate, which means navigating the user interface and scrolling through web pages should be buttery smooth.
Razer took the wraps off its second-generation flagship gaming phone, the Razer Phone 2, last night. The updated device keeps the 120-Hz refresh rate and 120-Hz touch sampling that made waves on the first Razer Phone, and that display now gets pixels courtesy of the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC.
We knew the new Razer Phone was coming, as Razer confirmed as much a few weeks ago when it revealed the original gaming phone was a huge success for the company. Is it a better choice than the Pixel 3?
There's still 8GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, while the battery is still rather generously sized at 4,000 mAh. The site also notes that the display is 50% brighter than before, at 580 nits peak brightness, and it apparently offers wide color support with 98.4% coverage of the DCI P3 gamut, according to Anandtech. One of those sensors has an f/1.75 wide lens with optical image stabilization, while the other is a longer lens with an f/2.6 aperture.
The camera was one of the weaker areas of the previous Razer gaming phone and we're seeing a substantial step up to correct this error on the Razer Phone 2.
Measuring at 158.5x78.99x8.5mm, the design is similar to what we saw in the first Razer Phone a year ago. On the topic of audio, Razer includes a 24-bit USB-C DAC. That should pair nicely with the glossy, presumably glass back. On the front you'll find an 8MP shooter. The rear of the phone features the Razer triple-headed snake logo that glows in 16.8 million colours to provide app notifications. A custom Nova Launcher implementation based on Android 8.1 Oreo is part of the newly announced device, whereas the phone has been optimized for a broad range of popular titles such as Marvel Future Fight, PUBG Mobile, RuneScape, and Guns of Boom.
Prices start at £779.99 with two colour options - Mirror Black and Satin Black - with the phone shipping 9 November. Another improvement comes in the form of the handset's body that's now IP67-certified for resistance to dust particles and water, whereas the first Razer Phone had no official IP rating.