Razer has sent out invites for a launch event on October 10, where the company is expected to launch its next-generation gaming smartphone — Razer Phone 2. We earlier speculated October 10 as the launch date based on the phone’s renders but the company has now confirmed this by sending out press invites.
The upcoming Razer Phone 2 is the successor of the Razer Phone, a smartphone made specifically for the purpose of gaming, launched in November last year.
Recently, the phone had surfaced online on AnTuTu, revealing its specifications. The listing confirmed that the phone will come with a 5.7-inch QHD Sharp IGZO display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and support for Qualcomm Q-Sync. The device will be powered by Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor coupled with 8GB RAM and a whopping 512GB of internal storage.
The phone is expected to be running on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box. We are also expecting improvements in terms of camera performance and battery. Earlier, there were reports claiming that the Razer Phone 2 will be sporting Chrome LED effects that will light up the device when it receives notifications.
The leaked render of the upcoming Razer Phone 2 suggests that it is equipped with a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio instead of the 19:9 aspect ratio as is the current trend. The leak only shows the front side of the Razer Phone 2, thus there’s no confirmation on whether the handset will sport a different rear design than the original device.
When the Razer Phone was launched last year, there was no competition for a gaming smartphone. Since then, a couple of gaming smartphones have made their way to the market, including Nubia Red Magic, Xiaomi’s Black Shark gaming phone, and Asus ROG Phone.