Razer surprised quite a lot of folks when it announced last year that it was going to release a smartphone. The phone was positively received by critics and was especially praised for its 120Hz display. The company is widely expected to release a successor next month, and new renders of the phone, courtesy of prolific leakster Evan Blass, show that the phone has largely retained the design of the previous model.
Razer will also help fuel the myriad of conferences that will take place in the first half of October. In addition to the Pixel 3, new Surface and Galaxy product, we will meet the Razer Phone 2, second generation of a smartphone focused on gaming. It will be presented on October 10, and until then we can always count on leaks that shows its design before time.
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A MINOR EVOLUTION
There are large bezels at the top and bottom of the screen, suggesting the gaming peripherals maker has decided to not jump onto the bezel-less display bandwagon. It may also retain a more traditional 16:9 aspect ratio, instead of the longer 18-19:9 displays we’re seeing on smartphones these days.
Compared to the first Razer Phone, the dual camera sensor located at the back has been moved to the upper centre of the phones, while it was placed at the top left. Note also that the fingerprint sensor will remain on the edge.
As for the specs of the phone, the 120Hz display will almost certainly make a return. The chipset is also expected to be upgraded to the latest Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 845. Last year’s model was powered by 8GB of RAM, had a 4,000mAh battery and 64GB of storage so this year’s model should at least match those specs, if not supersede them.