Razer Phone 2 prematurely goes up for pre-order in Italy at the equivalent of $1,000

Razer Phone 2 prematurely goes up for pre-order in Italy at the equivalent of $1,000
Gaming hardware specialist Razer is getting ready to formally unveil its sophomore smartphone effort, but as if we didn’t already know enough about the 120Hz-capable powerhouse, it seems Amazon may have jumped the gun in Italy.

The Razer Phone 2 (technically, the Razer RZ35-0259GR10-R3G1 - Smartphone 2) is already up for pre-order (probably not for long), fetching a little over €870 with an estimated October 12 shipping date. 

Of course, it’s unclear if those are the official price tag and release date of the Razer Phone 2 or merely placeholder information, but €870 roughly equates to $1,000 right now, exceeding the European MSRP of the handset’s predecessor. On the bright side, October 12 is right around the corner.

Rendered yet again in black, with all corners and angles visible, the second-gen Razer Phone doesn’t exactly look “modern.” It has similarly huge bezels as its forerunner, no notch, a centered dual rear-facing camera arrangement, and a new water-resistant glass build.

Wireless charging functionality is also added to Razer’s hardcore gaming-friendly equation, but the brand’s hardcore fans are likely to be far more excited about Chroma RGB tech adoption.


Basically, that means the already swanky company logo on the back of the phone will support customizable RGB lighting. If you’re more interested in under-the-hood improvements, don’t worry, the Razer Phone 2 will pack Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 processor, alongside a generous 8GB RAM and... not-so-great 64GB internal storage space.

Oh, well, there may be more than one variant in the pipeline, no doubt sharing a 5.7-inch UltraMotion screen with 2560 x 1440 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, as well as Dolby Atmos-enhanced front-firing stereo speakers, a “unique” Vapor Chamber cooling system, and dual rear shooters with (optical?) image stabilization. 

No word on battery capacity, but the Razer Phone 2 is listed as weighing 222 grams, compared to 197 for the original model, sparking hopes for an upgrade beyond 4,000 mAh. Only a few hours left until finding out for sure.

source: Amazon.it

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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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16 Comments

1. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

" the second-gen Razer Phone doesn’t exactly look “modern.” It has similarly huge bezels as its forerunner, no notch, " wtf !!! Hahaha if it hasn't notch means not modern! For me it's much better than a phone with an ugly notch like iPhone's , Pixel's , LG's or Huawei's notch !

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2869; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

The first sentence was about huge bezels.....not about notch. So how did you not take account of that instead of jumping straight to your own conclusion.

3. MroziQ

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 02, 2015

So where such strong speakers should be hidden? This is not bezels, there is part of this device's main feature that has an impact on gaming experience. I also understand this (between the lines) plea as no notch = no modern design.

7. ikenvape

Posts: 305; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm sure roughly 90% of us absolutely despise the notch. However, it is "modern" unfortunately and you can't really fault phonearena for stating as such.

4. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

Jim: "Great specs for our amazing gaming phone Joe! All looks great! Now where do we save a few cents?" Joe: "The internal storage. We don't need more than 64gb" SAID NO ONE EVERRRRR

5. OneLove123

Posts: 656; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I just got my original razer phone last week from bestbuy for $165 new. The phone is great and I can’t believe the price.

6. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

That's awesome! That IS a great price ! Was that like a special they were running ?

12. OneLove123

Posts: 656; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Clearance

10. gamehead unregistered

How'd you get it for so low?

13. OneLove123

Posts: 656; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Clearance and I bought the last 2 at my stores. Go and check your local bestbuy and see if they still have some left.

8. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Yet people still complain about the ROG Phone priced at $900.

11. gamehead unregistered

They're both terribly priced

9. gamehead unregistered

The first razer phone is half of that lol

14. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

When i tipped you guys yesterday you didn't posted it. When i tipped gsmarena thye posted within hour now you following it.

15. mr.joosue

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 06, 2017

What doesn't make sense to me is that the phone has a boxy design but the camera cutout is rounded like a pill shape. Otherwise, it's a good phone with a hefty price.

16. Sparkxster

Posts: 1117; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

It's rumored to have ip67 and wireless charging as well.

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