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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Razer Phone 2 Released For Gamers

Razer today announced the Razer Phone 2, pushing the boundaries of mobile devices to power the world of mobile esports and entertainment.

The Razer Phone 2 offers up to 30 percent more performance than its predecessor, thanks to the combination of the latest flagship components and thermal cooling solutions.

It is powered by a Qualcomm 845 Snapdragon chipset and Qualcomm Adreno 630 graphics processing unit (GPU), and uses the Razer vapor chamber cooling system. The vapor chamber provides more surface area for heat to dissipate, while sustaining high frame rates.

The Razer Phone 2 improves on its imaging capabilities with a new rear dual-camera setup that offers a 12 MP wide-angle lens with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 12 MP telephoto lens with 2x zoom. Be it fast action or low-light scenes, the Sony IMX sensors are tuned to produce low-noise images with a wide gamut of colors.

On the front there is a 8 MP camera that supports video streaming at full HD resolution.


  • Processor & Cooling: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (2.80 GHz) with Adreno 630 GPU, Vapor Chamber Cooling
  • System Memory: 8 GB (LPDDR4X)
  • Storage - Internal: 64 GB UFS
  • Storage - External: SIM + micro SD slot (up to 1TB)
  • Display:
    • 5.72-inch IGZO LCD 1440 x 2560
    • 120 Hz, Wide Color Gamut
    • UltraMotion Technology
    • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
    • Multi-touch
    • Anti-Fingerprint Protection
  • Rear Cameras:
    • 12 MP AF f1.75 Wide with OIS
    • 12 MP AF f2.6 Telephoto
    • Dual PDAF (Phase detection Autofocus)
    • Dual tone, dual LED flash
    • Video: Up to 4K video recording with stereo audio
  • Front Camera
    • 8 MP FF f2.0
    • 1080p Video
  • Sound
    • Stereo front-facing speakers
    • Dual Amplifiers / Dolby Atmos Technology
    • USB-C to 3.5 mm Audio Adapter with 24-bit DAC
  • Power
    • 4,000 mAh Li-Po battery
    • Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+
    • Wireless Fast Charging
  • Wireless
    • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    • Dual-band (MIMO), Antennae 2x2
    • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Logo: RGB Illuminated Razer Chroma Logo
  • Water Resistance: IP67
  • Size: 158.5 mm x 78.99 mm x 8.5 mm
  • Android Version: Android 8.1

The Razer Phone 2 camera app comes with a new user interface that allows for one-handed operation for portraits and scenic panoramas.

The Razer Phone 2 is also powered by Razer Chroma RGB lighting system for gamers. The rear of the phone features the Razer triple-headed snake logo that glows in 16.8 million colors to provide app notifications (such as Facebook comments or WhatsApp messages). Razer Chroma also allows you to customize lighting effects such as Static, Spectrum Cycling and Breathing.

Wireless charging is now enabled on the Razer Phone 2 with its new glass back. Razer has announced its new wireless charger with Chroma. If you prefer plugging in a USB-C cable, Qualcomm QuickCharge 4+ allows users to charge the phone from a flat battery to 50 percent charge within 30 minutes.

The Razer Phone 2 has also been tested for IP67 resistance to dust and water.

The device has a true 120 Hz display - now with even better performance. The 5.7-inch UltraMotion IGZO display offers both 120 Hz screen refresh and 120 Hz touch sampling. The new display is also 50 percent brighter than the one in the first Razer Phone.

The first Razer Phone was able to churn out audio at record levels without distortion. The Razer Phone 2 is even louder and clearer than before, thanks to upgraded hardware and Dolby Atmos. The dual front-spacing speakers take up home position on the top and bottom bezels.

The Razer Phone 2 packs a 4,000 mAH capacity battery for all-day gaming.
Where its predecessor was benchmarked for 10 hours of battery life at a screen refresh rate setting of 90 Hz, the Razer Phone 2 is optimized to also last 10 hours at a higher 120 Hz.

The smartphone works with LTE Gigabit networks with download speeds up to 1.2 Gbit/s, allowing for 20 percent faster downloads while on the go.

The Razer Phone 2 is also the only phone officially certified by Netflix for HDR (high dynamic range) video content and Dolby Surround 5.1 audio content.

Razer also introduces Razer Cortex, the app that was built for mobile gamers.

Razer Cortex will help users organize their games on their phone, as well as recommend the latest games optimized for 120 Hz gaming. It will also optimize the Razer Phone 2's performance for different games, either with easy presets or manual settings.

Razer Cortex is now available on Google Play Store, and will work with a variety of phones.

The Razer Theme Store on the Razer Phone 2 offers exclusive themes and wallpapers featuring today's top gaming titles. Today gamers can already enjoy themes featuring "Vainglory," "Arena of Valor," "Tekken," "Guns of Boom," "Gear Club" and "Titan Assault," and you can soon download "PUBG Mobile" themes.

The Razer Phone 2 will be available starting at US$799 MSRP in Mirror Black and in a Satin Black variant (arriving in Q4), in USA, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Preorders start on Oct. 11, 2018 at 12.01 a.m. PT on

New Accessories

Razer is also launching the Razer Raiju Mobile and Razer Hammerhead USB-C ANC along with its new Razer Phone 2.

The Raiju Mobile controller is a mobile gamepad with a phone mount and Bluetooth connectivity that brings a full-fledged console gamepad to mobile gaming. It is featuring four remappable multi-function buttons, Razer Mecha-Tactile action buttons, a hair trigger mode and an adjustable phone mount.

A mobile configurator app allows customization for a personalized setup. The Razer Raiju Mobile supports flagship Android phones and the biggest titles in mobile gaminge.

The Razer Hammerhead USB-C ANC in-ear headset. It draws power for its Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology though the USB-C port on your smartphone.

The supported Dual Driver technology is featuring a combination of balanced armature and dynamic drivers to deliver a balance of deep bass and detailed trebles. A built-in digital to audio converter (DAC) provides 24 bit/96 kHz audio quality.

The headset is also fitted with Comply Foam Tips for comfort, a secure in-ear fit, and enhanced noise isolation.

Completing the package is an inline control and microphone, as well as an aluminum frame with braided cables for tangle-free management.


  • Pricing: US$149.99 / €149.99
  • Availability: Q4, 2018

Technical Specifications

  • 4 multi-function buttons
  • Mecha-Tactile action buttons
  • Trigger stops for quick-firing action
  • Adjustable phone mount - up to 60 degree tilt
  • Mobile app for Android
  • Up to 23 hours of battery life on a single charge
  • Approximate size: 125 mm / 4.92 in. (Length) x 159.4 mm / 6.27 in. (Width) x 66 mm / 2.60 in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight (without cable): 306 g / 0.67 lbs
  • System Requirements:
    • Android 6.0 and above
    • Windows 7 and above


  • Pricing: US$99.99 / €99.99
  • Availability:
    • - October 22, 2018
    • Worldwide - Q4, 2018

Technical Specifications


  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 KHz
  • Impedance: 32Ω 15%
  • Sensitivity: 110 3dB (Max SPL)
  • Input Power: 10 mW / 20 mW
  • Drivers: Dynamic + Balanced Armature
  • Connector: USB-C Connector
  • Cable Length: 1.2 m
  • Approximate Weight: 21 g


  • Frequency Response: 100 Hz -10 KHz
  • Pick Up Pattern: Omni-directional
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: ≥58dB
  • Sensitivity: -40 3dB
  • In-line Remote
  • Volume Controls: Volume Up / Down
  • Center Control: Play/Pause Accept/End Call
  • Center Switch: ANC On/Off

Compatibility: Handphones with USB-C Connectors

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