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Razer Phone 2 leaks hours before announcement: wireless charging and IP67 water resistance

By Polycount
Oct 10, 2018
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  1. Mere days after pre-order and pricing information for Asus' gaming-focused ROG Phone hit the web, leaks regarding Razer's aptly-named Razer Phone 2 have also arrived, just hours before the smartphone is set to be officially revealed.

    Savvy journalists from GSMArena were quick to snag product images from a now-pulled Razer Phone 2 Amazon listing, while noting down all of the relevant hardware information. The outlet reports that the soon-to-be-announced Razer Phone 2 will ship with a glass back for wireless charging, a "Chroma" RGB rear logo (an unusual design choice for modern smartphones), and a powerful Snapdragon 845 processor.

    Compared to the first Razer Phone, the company's second shot at a mobile gaming device is pretty similar aesthetically speaking. Indeed, if you hadn't been keeping up with news surrounding Razer's smartphone ambitions, you could easily mistake the new flagship for its predecessor - the front-facing speakers are in the same place, as are the volume buttons. The Razer Phone 2 also has the same blocky, rectangular design as the first Razer Phone.

    It's not just the Razer Phone 2's design that seems to be remaining the same - for the most part, the device's hardware is reportedly identical to the first Razer Phone's. The screen is still a buttery-smooth 120Hz, the Razer Phone 2's 5.72" LCD panel with "QHD resolution" is making a return, and the base RAM and storage are both remaining unchanged at 8GB and 64GB, respectively.

    One notable improvement could be what GSMArena refers to as a "unique vapor chamber," which sounds like a revamped cooling system. How exactly that system works is unknown, but if the information is accurate, you can bet Razer will show it off on-stage during their upcoming keynote.

    However, the Razer Phone 2 will reportedly feature IP67 water resistance, a first for Razer's devices, as well as wireless charging. According to GSMArena, the now-removed Razer Phone 2 Amazon listing did not include battery capacity information.

    Whether or not this leak is accurate remains to be seen, but we certainly won't have to wait long to find out. Razer's official Razer Phone 2 livestream is set to kick off at 6:30PM PT. You can tune into the currently-dormant stream right here.

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  2. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 388   +171

    Reminds me essential phone design. Im a big fan of razer's laptop speakers they use. I had a chance to test one at bestbuy. It would be fun to test the sound on this phone.
     
  3. Dextruction5

    Dextruction5 TS Member

    If the design is the exact same, I expect the phone build quality to be the same - which is to say that it will be awful considering the first razer phone was based on the nextbit robin, and as JerryRigEverything showed, the old razer phone bent like a pancake. It will probably also be way too overpriced for the market, like most razer products, so I wonder how successful this follow up phone will actually be.
     

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