In November 2017, Razer had launched the Razer Phone as its first ever gaming smartphone. The company is now rumored to be working on Razer Phone 2 as a successor for the last year’s model. Fresh information shared by none other Razer Global VP Chen Xiaoping suggests that Razer Phone 2 will go official by the end of this year in China.
During the ongoing ChinaJoy 2018 tech expo in Shanghai, Chen has revealed that a new Razer device powered by the Qualcomm chipset will be announce by the end of 2018. However, he did not confirm on the name of the device. Probably, he could be talking about the Razer Phone 2 smartphone.
The newest Qualcomm flagship that is currently available in the market is the Snapdragon 845. Some rumors are claiming that the Razer Phone 2 may feature the Snapdragon 855 that is expected to get announced in December. However, it may so happen that Razer may announce the Razer Phone 2 with Snapdragon 845 in November just as the predecessor smartphone was launched in the same month in 2017.
In the recent past, some manufacturers have launched gaming-centric smartphones such as Xiaomi Black Shark, Nubia Red Magic, ASUS ROG Phone, Honor Play and Honor Note 10. The original Razer Phone was not launched in China, but the upcoming Razer Phone 2 is likely in the country to rival with aforementioned gaming phones.
At present there is no information on the specifications of the Razer Phone 2. However, it is likely to feature 120 Hz display and 8 GB of RAM like the original Razer Phone. The company may house a 4,000mAh or larger battery inside the Razer Phone 2.
It is speculated that Razer may announce Project Linda at IFA 2018. It is a laptop-like device which features a slot to place the Razer Phone and use its screen as touchpad. The notebook is powered by Razer Phone’s Snapdragon 835 SoC and 8 GB RAM. The screen of the phone may function as a secondary display.