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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