The Razer Phone 2 may include one of Razer's most iconic features

The Razer Phone 2 may include one of Razer's most iconic features
Original Razer Phone

Internally, the Razer Phone 2 is shaping up to be a regular 2018 upgrade by swapping out last year’s Snapdragon 835 for the newer Snapdragon 845. Likewise, when it comes to the external aspect, the smartphone will most probably make the switch over to a taller 18:9 display. However, according to one industry source, the device may include one of Razer’s most recognizable features: Chroma.

For those that don’t know what Chroma actually is, it's essentially an LED light technology that Razer incorporates into many products such as keyboards, gaming mice, laptops, and more. Thanks to the tech, owners of these products can then adjust the lighting to their personal preferences, down to the exact color tone. Moreover, sequences can be added which allow the lighting system to slowly switch between a variety of colors. 

Presently, it is thought that Razer wasn’t able to implement the Chroma lighting system into the original Razer Phone due to hardware restrictions at the time. But with the second-generation device just around the corner, the company is reportedly working with Texas Instruments in the hope of including it this year.

At the moment, the feature isn’t 100% confirmed, which means it could still be scrapped ahead of the Razer Phone 2’s launch later on this year. However, if Chroma does make the final cut, it will replace the usual LED notification light – the Chroma lighting strip will activate whenever a notification comes through.

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Phone 2
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie



2. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I am way more excited about the ROG phone to be honest... And I don't even plan to buy accessories.... I just want multi usb-c ports and the ultrasonic shoulder buttons

3. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Yeah man, ROG seems one of the best gaming phone to me and the way they implemented those active edge sensor is impressive.

4. Avieshek unregistered

Every spec of Asus ROG, is handpicked picture perfect.. hardware wise. 120Hz display, and I don't see a competition (No complains) A Google Camera APK would do rest of the job.

5. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

90hz, not 120

6. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

90hz but is still more than enough

1. Bankz

Posts: 2554; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Can’t wait to see what this one looks like tbh. This, the mate 20 pro and the oneplus 6t, since the Nokia 9 leak has turned out to be a big let down so far. I feel like the mate 20 will knock it outta the park for 2018, well, except google completely bamboozles us.

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