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Razer Phone 2 launched with upgrades over the first gen gaming smartphone

Razer is back with the second-generation smartphone aimed at the gaming enthusiasts. Simply named as the Razer Phone 2, the new device continues to have the same gaming-oriented optimizations that the first-generation device came to be known for though things are only expected to be a notch higher on the new Razer 2 Phone.

For instance, the 5.7-inch IGZO QHD LCD is now 50 percent brighter, with the maximum brightness now at 580 nits. The display comes with a 16:9 aspect ratio though the variable refresh rate continues to be the same at up to 120Hz. The display also supports HDR and DCI-P3 wide color gamut to allow for the excellent viewing experience, which no doubt is a prime requisite for a multimedia phone. Further enhancing the feel is the dual front firing Dolby Atmos compatible stereo speakers as well.

Also, as with most other 2018 flagships, the Razer Phone 2 comes powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset and is coupled to an 8 GB RAM. Onboard storage, however, continues to be the same at 64 GB but is complemented by a microSD card slot to allow for more storage. The phone runs an almost stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo, with the upgrade to Android Pie slated to come later.

Other salient features of the phone include a 4000mAh battery with support for QuickCharge 4.0+. The phone also supports fast Qi wireless charging and for this, comes with a glass back design. The phone has also been made waterproof this time, with an IP67 rating against water ingress.

The dual lens rear cam too has gone for a major upgrade and comprises of a 12 MP standard lens of a f/1.75 aperture. The sensor is compatible with Dual Pixel AF and optical image stabilization (OIS) technologies. The second lens if of 12 MP resolution of f/2.6 aperture and a 2x zoom rating. The front comprises of an 8 MP fixed focus camera which should suffice for selfie shots.

Another unique aspect of the new Razer Phone 2 is that the RGB backlit rear logo is compatible with Chroma. What that means is that the LED logo will have its colors matches with that of the display, which again makes for a pleasant experience with the phone.

As for its price, it’s $799 a pop with pre-orders currently being accepted. There is also going to be a higher rated version with the rear sporting a satin finish priced $899 but is slated to be launched later on.