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"Razer Phone 2 Announced with 5.7" Display, 8GB RAM & Snapdragon 845 SoC

This new device will be coming with a 5.72-inch Quad HD 120 Hz UltraMotion display as promised earlier, which will be delivering the fastest refresh rates and smooth graphics which will be suitable for gaming.

We've been hearing quite a bit about the Razer Phone 2 over the past few months, and today, the company finally announced its second-generation gaming phone.

The big internal change is the addition of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor in place of the old Snapdragon 835. Keeping everything cool is Razer's vapor chamber cooling system which helps better dissipate heat under load. The audio setup is also notable; this phone has stereo speakers that are Dolby Atmos certified. The Razer Phone 2 will build upon that experience, adding even more features and increased performance.

How much does the Razer Phone 2 cost? The phone has a massive 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 2TB via micro SD card slot. 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.

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Other specs include 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE Cat18 support (up to 1.2Gbit/s), 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+ and wireless charging, and IP67 water and dust resistance rating.

"When playing games on your phone, switching to the Raiju nearly feels like cheating", said Michael Weitz Razer product marketing manager. The handset is also both wider and thicker (158.5 x 78.99 x 8.5 mm) than its predecessor (158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm), so it stands to reason it's heavier as well, though its weight info has yet to be disclosed. On the front, it packs an 8MP camera. The Razer triple-headed snake logo on the back is now lit up by Razer Chroma RGB lighting effects and can provide app notifications.

Unlike the Pixel 3 which comes out with Pie on board, the new Razer Phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Razer made good on a similar promise with the last phone, so we're expecting the update to actually happen on schedule-it's just a disappointment that it has to be an update at all.

Prices start at £779.99 with two colour options - Mirror Black and Satin Black - with the phone shipping 9 November.


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