Razer Phone 2 to be introduced on October 10th

Razer Phone 2 to be introduced on October 10th
Yesterday, we showed you a render of the Razer Phone 2. We pointed out that the date on the lock screen read Wednesday, October 10th, which we considered a clue as to when the sequel to the gaming phone could be unveiled. Well as it turned out, Razer sent out "save the date" invites today that confirm that October 10th will be the date that the Razer Phone 2 is officially introduced.

Side-by-side, the new Razer looks nearly identical to the old model as both models carry a 5.7-inch display. But the sequel has thicker bezels than the original Razer Phone, the opposite of what has been happening in the industry. We do expect to see the new version powered by the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, and carry 512GB of native storage. In addition the high-end handset will have Android 9 Pie pre-installed. There is no reason not to expect the sequel to have the same 120Hz refresh rate for the display found in the original. That zippy rate allows games and visual media to run very smoothly. And the 4000mAh battery that keeps the lights burning on the first-gen Razer, should find its way into the sequel.

The original Razer Phone is currently on sale. It is available for $300 off the usual $699 price, directly from the manufacturer. But that's no surprise; Razer needs to make room in the warehouse for the Razer Phone 2, which could go on sale starting October 24th.


source: Razer

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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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13 Comments

1. boriqua2000

Posts: 244; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

No project linda??

2. rsiders

Posts: 1898; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Man October is going to be a monster month. All the exciting phones will be announced next month.

8. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Mate 20, V40, Pixels.. They'll make interesting camera comparison.. Mate 20 Pro = AI powered camera (6 months old P20 pro still hold DxO crown till now). V40 = Best manual mode. Pixels = Magic of Google's post processing. And one more mysterious "4X" device from Samsung.

3. Chrusti

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Lol releasing a gamer phone with a one year old CPU just weeks before the new one gets announced... fail.

7. mootu

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

A SoC that might get announced in December but isn't actually available until March 2019. Thats 6 months away, hardly a fail.

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2314; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I’ve always been curious as to the update history of Razer. Do they update their phones pretty quickly and consistently?

5. Venom

Posts: 3272; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

That's what I've been wondering about as well.

6. matistight

Posts: 956; Member since: May 13, 2009

Not really. They got 8.1 around the same time Samsung gave us 8.0, and we are still waiting for Pie to come out. No beta. No idea from the company either.

9. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Better cam and a beefier battery seems to be the only primary concerns when I ask my RP og using buddies. Just probably also an improved firmware/software QA.

10. OneLove123

Posts: 885; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

And brighter screen.

11. Sparkxster

Posts: 1198; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

When's the ROG phone coming out?

12. rabramson2443

Posts: 46; Member since: May 12, 2018

The original was a good phone, but its screen was terribly dim.

13. gamehead unregistered

Isn't that the same day of the pixel 3 release? Show Apple and Google how it's done. Hopefully it has a 18:9 screen with water resistance but I doubt it.

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