Razer has officially unveiled the Razer Phone 2 at an event in Hollywood, CA. It looks the same as the original Razer Phone.
The Razer Phone 2 now offers IP67 water and dust resistance, which ups the overall size of the device over last year’s model. However, even with a slight increase in size, it still has a 5.7″ IGZO LCD display capable of 120Hz refresh rate.
As far as the core specifications go, the Razer Phone 2 has the same 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, but it comes with the newer, more powerful Snapdragon 845 chipset, and Android 8.1 Oreo. It still has a 4,000mAh battery, which is plenty fine. Razer has also paired it with better thermals to provide the best possible performance.
Thanks to a dedicated amp for each speaker, though, Razer has actually managed to make this year’s speakers even louder, topping out at 103db. The 120Hz display is also back, but this time it’s 50% brighter, maxing out at 580 nits. Razer has also managed to deliver compatibility with Verizon Wireless in the United States this time around.
The cameras have also seen some major improvements. Razer Phone 2 adopts a new dual-camera system which consists of a standard 12MP wide angle sensor with OIS, as well as a 13MP 2x telephoto lens. Both are IMX sensors, and there’s also a Full HD front-facing camera.
Based on early samples, it does look like a solid improvement. Razer has also added portrait mode, a better panorama mode, and a new beauty mode as well, in addition to the low-light improvements.
Razer Phone 2 is priced at $799 with pre-orders starting tomorrow, October 11 on Razer’s website.