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Razer Phone 2 officially coming October 10 with Snapdragon 845

The Razer Phone on the left and the Razer Phone 2 on the right. (Source: Phone Arena)
The Razer Phone on the left and the Razer Phone 2 on the right. (Source: Phone Arena)
Razer is set to unveil its next-generation gaming smartphone, the Razer 2 on October 10. The device looks quite similar to the original Razer Phone, but is expected to feature upgraded internals including a Snapdragon 845 processor.

Gaming heavyweight Razer has issued invites to the media where it is widely anticipated to reveal the second-generation Razer Phone. Early leaked photos show a design that remains fundamentally the same as the first-generation model, meaning that it features rather large top and bottom bezels; however, these do pack high-quality front-facing Dolby certified speakers. The main enhancements are expected to be to the CPU, which should pick up the Snapdragon 845, while it should also pick other refinements to the cameras.

As with Samsung, which offers an 8GB RAM variant of its Snapdragon 845-powered Galaxy Note 9, you can expect the Razer Phone 2 to feature at least 8GB of RAM as well — after all, the first-gen model was one of the few to boast 8GB of RAM paired to its Snapdragon 835. The first-gen Razer Phone was also the first smartphone to market with a 120hz display, a feature now found on the new iPhones from Apple. It will be interesting to see if Razer can up the ante to at least 144hz, which is the benchmark for most gaming monitors.

Given the overall dimensions of the Razer Phone 2 appear to be unchanged from the first-gen model, it will be fascinating to see if Razer brings its Project Linda lapdock concept to life as a shipping product to accompany the Razer Phone 2. Project Linda uses the Razer Phone to both power the lapdock while also relying on its display to double as a touchpad and provide audio to provide a Samsung-like desktop experience (DeX). It could be an approach it needs to help entice customers who might otherwise opt for more contemporary full-screen devices.

Project Linda turns the Razer Phone into a laptop. (Source: Razer)
Project Linda turns the Razer Phone into a laptop. (Source: Razer)

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-09-15 (Update: 2018-09-15)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have been particularly interested in all things Apple, but also enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture.