The Razer Phone 2 looks almost identical to the original in new render

The Razer Phone 2 looks almost identical to the original in new render
Original Razer Phone on the left and Razer Phone 2 on the right

Following the relative success of the first-generation Razer Phone, a follow-up device is officially on its way. But before any official announcements take place, it seems only natural that we take a look at at least one render of the Razer Phone 2. Now, don’t worry if you couldn’t tell the difference between the two smartphones pictured above as the changes are evidently minimal. In fact, it seems Razer has taken the definition of an iterative upgrade to a whole new level. In certain aspects, some may say the company has gone backward.

Assuming that these two smartphones are both the exact same height, it’s safe to conclude that the upcoming Razer Phone 2 will boast a 5.7-inch display just like its predecessor. In a rather odd move, though, the bezels on the newer device are quite a bit thicker. In fact, they appear to be almost twice the size, something that has reduced the size of the top and bottom speaker grills ever so slightly. Speaking of which, both grills once again boast the same pattern of holes and the top one features the same sensor arrangement. But in the hope of cleaning up the design a little, the pattern of holes now sits much closer to the edges of the circular sensors. 

Elsewhere on the smartphone, it seems Razer has tweaked the frame slightly. More precisely, the antenna bands are now much less noticeable. Additionally, the circular volume buttons appear to be slightly more prominent and now sport a gloss finish. Regarding the rear of the device, the same design will probably be kept. Also, following in the footsteps of the rather minimal exterior update, the Razer Phone 2 is also expected to include only the necessary internal upgrades. Namely, the Snapdragon 845, 512GB of storage, and Android 9 Pie. Elsewhere on the spec sheet things are set to remain the same.

In terms of release and availability, the smartphone’s lock screen hints at an October 10 event. If this is accurate, sales will presumably commence two weeks later on October 24.

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Phone 2
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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15 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I kinda doubt it will be exactly the same, they probably reduced bezels all around by a bit or something..

12. Phullofphil

Posts: 1817; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

A render don’t mean anything but someone’s take on rumers

2. peace247 unregistered

if apple can copy and paste a design for 6 years...why not razer

7. OneLove123

Posts: 1161; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Yep, this notch thing will last til 2021. The crazy thing is Apple will sell more each year.

11. Phullofphil

Posts: 1817; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Shut up crybaby you probably bitched about that too, but this is alright

13. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Yet they sell like hot cakes every year and your beloved innovative Samsung is going down as we speak......lolzzzz And FYI Apple didn't kept same design for 6 years, that's you trolling, yes from 6, 6s, 7 to 8 that means 4 years they only slightly upgraded their design. But regardless iPhone is the most successful single smartphone in the world, not the galaxy S9 or Note 8 or Pixel 2xl.

15. Loveneesh

Posts: 441; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Because of your type of isheeps.

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I seriously doubt Razer would do that, they must have reduced the bezels to a noticeable amount even if they keep the dual front speakers.

4. gamehead unregistered

I was hoping for an 18:9 aspect ratio

5. Venom

Posts: 3675; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

No need to fix what wasn't broken. Looks like they reduced the bezels just a bit. As long as they keep those awesome speakers and the cutting edge specs while keeping their phone updated, I have no problem with what's coming up. Hopefully they'll make it available for all carriers. I thought the first Razer phone was a good phone.

10. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

No. if you look closer, the bezels increased by a tiny bit.

14. cocoy

Posts: 460; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

They should have fixed the battery issue as it has very underwhelming test result which is below average for it 4000 mah capacity.

8. Brewski

Posts: 705; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

leet.

9. emjoigently

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

I got the impression that the top and bottom bezels are more obviously grilled, as if they are making it clear that they are doing it for the speakers. Fair enough.

16. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

I remember Razer's Project Linda. Maybe they'll be rolling that concept out, hence the next phone's identical dimensions.

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