Second-gen Razer Phone confirmed as 'in development', no specifics revealed

Second-gen Razer Phone confirmed as 'in development', no specifics revealed
Just in case you didn’t have plenty of new high-end smartphones to look forward to this fall already, another company confirmed its plans for a next-gen flagship handset in the most subtle and inconspicuous way last week.

While Razer stayed mum on the sales figures of its rookie mobile device effort in announcing interim financial results for the six months ended June 30, the “leading global lifestyle brand for gamers” is apparently looking to focus its resources squarely “into the development of the second generation Razer Phone.”

No words on exactly when to expect this product to see daylight, but earlier reports hinted at a commercial debut by the end of 2018. The original Nextbit Robin-inspired Razer Phone was both unveiled and released in November last year, so we may still need to wait a couple of months for the sequel’s introduction.

Interestingly, Razer took the time in its latest financial report to not only confirm the impending arrival of a “second generation” phone, but also highlight the first-gen was “released in a limited run”, garnering “very positive reviews internationally.”

That might suggest the Razer Phone 2 (which is an unconfirmed name, by the way) will be rolled out in bigger numbers, targeting a wider audience, as well as the same “very positive” critical reception as its forerunner.

Razer is also (vaguely) teasing “accompanying software releases”, aiming to extend its “software and services from PC into the mobile market.” We genuinely have no idea what that means, but we know we’d love to see that crazy Project Linda concept from back at CES in January take shape commercially. Fingers crossed, y’all!

source: Razer via Wccftech

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10 Comments

1. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

They should wait for the SD 855, improve the cameras, battery life, include headphone jack, bluetooth 5.0, IP rating.

3. Nionx

Posts: 196; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Took the words right out of my mouth.

7. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I concur.

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

8 changes the phone must have aside from your usual ones: -Much better back cameras -More ergonomic, SLIGHTLY less boxier design -Bigger and more tactile buttons -6.0 inch, notchless, 18:9 display, with smaller bezels and better calibrations -Release with Android Pie out-of-the-box -4500 mAh battery/More battery life -IP67 -RGB (come on -_-)

4. Nionx

Posts: 196; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Spot on, especially especially with the display

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

No RGB is a no buy!

6. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Agreed. Especially on the cameras because it was basically useless in most situations for me.

8. gamehead unregistered

The phone I’ve been waiting months for

9. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

No notch..

10. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I love my current Razer especiallly battery life and loud stereo speakers. On new one built-in headphone jack, complete PC software including file transfer between phone and PC and mirror your phone screen to PC and full phone backup to PC. Overall I am quite satisfied with the current model.

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