Razer Phone 2 listing appears on Amazon ahead of launch

Razer Phone 2 has a display with a 120Hz refresh rate, which means navigating the user interface and scrolling through web pages should be buttery smooth.

Razer Phone 2 represents a melding of "Industry-leading gaming performance" and a score of "flagship features", according to the firm.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chip sits inside the flagship and is accompanied by an Adreno 630 CPU and 8GB of RAM.

The Amazon listing is said to have detailed a new cooling improvement via the addition of a "unique vapor chamber" for long gaming sessions. Apart from these, there are Stereo front-facing speakers with Dual amplifiers and Dolby Atmos, 24-bit DAC Audio Adapter.

Razer have opted for a glass rear panel this year, meaning the Phone 2 is a combination of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and aluminium. How much for this wide-eyed gamer's puppy? The device is $100 more expensive than last year's Razer Phone, though. Other specs and features include a 4,000mAh battery, IP67 water resistance, gigabit LTE, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+.

Boasting up to 30% increased performance when compared its predecessor, Razer has taken steps to substantially improve not only the components found inside the phone but also the methods with which they're cooled. Round the front there is an 8MP camera that supports fullHD video streaming. The Razer Phone 2 tries to correct that by bumping up the brightness all the way to 580 nits, which is an improvement of almost 50 per cent over the Razer Phone. On the topic of outward appearance, the phone now has a glass back which facilitates wireless charging, and also round the back you will find the Razer Chroma 16.7 million colour lit Razer logo. And the back of the phone is made of glass to facilitate Qi wireless charging. The handset is also both wider and thicker (158.5 x 78.99 x 8.5 mm) than its predecessor (158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm), so it stands to reason it's heavier as well, though its weight info has yet to be disclosed. There's no 3.5mm headphone jack-just a USB-C port. Razer pre-installs its mildly tweaked version of Android 8.1, and a good track record of updates for the original Razer Phone should reassure software-conscious buyers.

The phone will be available in two shades of black, including Mirror Black and Satin Black, and it will ship in the fourth quarter in the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, with preorders set for October 11th.

Also, it wouldn't be gaming hardware without RGB lighting.

Vanessa Coleman

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