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Razer CEO is proud of his thicc bezels

The Razer Phone 2 will have some of the largest bezels for a flagship smartphone (Source: Razer)
The Razer Phone 2 will have some of the largest bezels for a flagship smartphone (Source: Razer)
The Razer Phone 2 has "big ass side bezels" and Razer isn't afraid to show it. The company claims that its thick bezels will allow for a more comfortable grip when gaming with room for improved sound quality. The smartphone is now available for $799 in North America with an expected ship date in the next few weeks.

As expected, Razer made official its Razer Phone 2 last night after weeks of rumors leading up to the reveal. The OEM will be packing the smartphone with even more features than the original including a Snapdragon 845 SoC, large vapor chamber cooler, dual rear cameras, IP67 water resistance, wireless charging, Quick Charge 4+ compatibility, a brighter 580 nit screen, Chroma logo, 4000 mAh battery, and louder front-facing speakers. Perhaps more interestingly, the design of the Razer Phone 2 will be essentially identical to the first generation model meaning that the thick bezels will remain.

During the live event, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan made it very clear that the Razer Phone 2 will have wider bezels than the competition and he even went so far as to say "we've got big ass side bezels" and "If you want a notch, then the Razer Phone 2 is not for you". Tan went on to explicitly list three reasons for the thick bezels: gaming comfort, no notch, and louder speakers. All three characteristics are apparently key to creating a better smartphone for gaming purposes.

The Razer Phone 2 is now open for pre-order on for a starting price of $799 USD. For a replay of the reveal, check the Twitch source below.


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Allen Ngo, 2018-10-11 (Update: 2018-10-11)