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Second Razer smartphone rumored for a September 2018 reveal

Second Razer smartphone rumored for a September 2018 reveal (Image source: Razer)
Second Razer smartphone rumored for a September 2018 reveal (Image source: Razer)
The new Razer Phone will likely be compatible with a consumer-ready Project Linda docking station should the manufacturer decide to move forward with the experimental product.

Razer unveiled its first Android smartphone just a couple months ago to the surprise of many. Modern smartphones, however, are on much faster refresh cycles compared to laptops and rumors of next generation designs often appear mere months or even weeks after the launch of the previous model. This time, Razer is on the rumor mill with a potential second generation Razer phone before the end of the year.

According to French consumer technology site FrAndroid, unnamed insider sources are claiming that Razer will unveil a Razer Phone 2 this September alongside a commercialized version of Project Linda revealed last week at CES 2018. Since IFA 2018 is also currently scheduled for early September, there is a chance that Razer could be preparing for an official showing at the Berlin press event.

Razer has not officially commented on the matter, but if we are to hazard a guess, a supposed Razer Phone 2 would have to be compatible with the same Project Linda laptop dock as the original Razer Phone. If not, then Razer would be cannibalizing sales of its unique docking station since it would be incompatible with the new smartphone design. Razer has told us that Project Linda should be compatible with most Android smartphones in theory, so a similarly designed Razer Phone 2 for the same docking station would not be out of the question.

The Razer Phone currently retails for $700 USD in North America. See our impressions of the smartphone here.

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Razer Project Linda dock for Razer Phone (Source: Razer)
Razer Project Linda dock for Razer Phone (Source: Razer)
Attached phone becomes a second screen and trackpad (Source: Razer)
Attached phone becomes a second screen and trackpad (Source: Razer)

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Allen Ngo, 2018-01-19 (Update: 2018-01-19)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.