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Razer Phone 2 powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 expected to arrive in China by end 2018

The Razer Phone 2 might arrive by December 2018 in China. (Source: CNET)
The Razer Phone 2 might arrive by December 2018 in China. (Source: CNET)
The Razer Phone 2 might be launching sometime in December 2018 according to Razer Vice President Chen Xiaoping who revealed this information during the just concluded ChinaJoy entertainment expo. Given the launch timeframe, it is being speculated that the Razer Phone 2 might feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC.
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The successor to the Razer Phone might launch by end-2018 in China if Razer Global Vice President Chen Xiaoping's words are anything to go by. In an interview during the just concluded ChinaJoy 2018 expo, Chen Xiaoping said that the Razer Phone 2 will be using the latest Qualcomm chipset. Although he did not mention any specifics, there is speculation that the phone might feature the upcoming Snapdragon 855. 

There have been some reports stating that the Razer Phone 2 would be revealed as early as IFA 2018 next month. While that information comes from Frandroid's internal sources, it would be safer to side with Xiaoping's assertion for the moment. It also makes sense as Qualcomm usually unveils new SoCs during December so Razer would want to be one of the first to lap it up. This ensures that the phone will remain relevant as an up to date flagship for the major part of 2019. There is not much competition to the Razer Phone as of now and it doesn't make sense to rush out a new iterative model just for the sake of it. There are also rumors that Razer's Project Linda might be a key selling feature of the Razer Phone 2.

We are seeing an uptick in the number of OEMs focusing on the gaming demographic. Apart from the Razer Phone, the Xiaomi Black Shark and Asus ROG Phone are some of the other gamer-focused smartphones out there. Huawei has also turned its attention towards gaming with the introduction of software enhancements such as GPU Turbo. There are reports that Samsung is also looking to embrace mobile gamers and the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 is also being targeted at gamers as it comes with support for the Vulkan API and is touted to be launchpad for Fortnite Mobile on Android.

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Though a cell and molecular biologist by training, I have been drawn towards computers from a very young age ever since I got my first PC in 1998. My passion for technology grew quite exponentially with the times, and it has been an incredible experience from being a much solicited source for tech advice and troubleshooting among family and friends to joining Notebookcheck in 2017 as a professional tech journalist. Now, I am a Lead Editor at Notebookcheck covering news and reviews encompassing a wide gamut of the technology landscape for Indian and global audiences. When I am not hunting for the next big story or taking complex measurements for reviews, you can find me unwinding to a nice read, listening to some soulful music, or trying out a new game.
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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-08- 8 (Update: 2018-08- 8)