Is gaming pro company Razer manufacturing a smartphone? Such an idea would have sounded positively nutty a couple of years ago. However, the company had taken everyone by surprise last year by launching the first-gen Razer Phone, a solid Android gaming device having a great display. As such, a follow-up handset sure appears to be a sensible idea.
Earlier in August, news of Razer planning to launch just such a device made rounds. And now, the company has sent out press invites for an October 10 event, where the much-anticipated second-gen Razer Phone might be launched.
As per the earlier leaked pictures, the design of Razer Phone 2 remains somewhat similar to the first-gen model. This is to say that it features rather large bezels on the top and bottom. However, it is expected that the phone will feature front-facing high-quality speakers, certified by Dolby. The primary enhancement in Razer Phone 2 is expected to be in its CPU, a Snapdragon 845. Other refinements are also expected to be made regarding cameras.
With the first-generation Razer Phone featuring 8GB RAM coupled with its Snapdragon 835, you can expect the Razer Phone 2 to come packed with at least 8GB RAM as well. The first-generation device was also the first smartphone to come with a unique 120 Hz display, which is a feature that is now found in the new Apple iPhones. Even though there are several Android phones out there, just a few handful feature screens that have an extra-high refresh rate display better than 60 Hz. It will be all the more interesting if Razer upgrades Razer Phone 2 display with at least 144 Hz, a benchmark for most of the gaming monitors.
We are all nearly a month away from the October-held event, but if the Razer Phone 2 is indeed getting launched, it will be fascinating to see what the smartphone will offer over its predecessor.