More like Razer Phone 1.5?

It’s flagship season and that means plenty of high profile releases from LG, Google, and more. Now Razer is joining the fray, with its newly announced Razer Phone 2.

The original model was one of 2017’s most surprising flagships, offering an 120Hz display, a big battery, and plenty of horsepower. How does the company’s second release fare in the specs department? We’ve got the answers for you — check out the specs table below.

  Razer Phone 2
Display 5.72-inch IGZO LCD
1440 x 2560 resolution
513ppi
120Hz
Wide Color Gamut
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPU Adreno 630
RAM 8GB
LPDDR4x
Storage 64GB or 128GB
UFS
MicroSD Yes, up to 1TB
Cameras Rear cameras:
12MP wide-angle sensor with f/1.75 aperture, OIS, PDAF
12MP 2x telephoto sensor with f/2.6 aperture, PDAF
Dual tone, dual LED flash

Front camera:
8MP fixed focus sensor with f/2.0 aperture

Sound Stereo front-facing speakers
Dual amplifiers
Audio adapter with THX-certified DAC
Battery 4,000mAh
Non-removable
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0+
Qi fast wireless charging
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,
Dual band MIMO with 2×2 antennae
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
USB Type-C
Network CAT18 DL/CAT13 UL
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8
FDD-LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B14/B17/B18/B19/B20/B26/B28/B29/B30/B32/B66/B71
TDD-LTE: B38/B39/B40/B41/B48
LAA: B46
TDSCDMA: B34/B39
Software Android 8.1 Oreo
Dimensions and weight 158.5 x 78.9 x 8.5mm
220g

You might be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the Razer Phone 2 and its predecessor when looking at the front of the phone. We’ve got a 120Hz Sharp-made IGZO LCD screen (2,560 x 1,440) with the same 16:9 screen ratio, and the same camera and proximity sensor position. Look at the back and you’ll notice a few differences, such as a redesigned dual-camera housing and an illuminated Razer logo/LED notification light.

The biggest design-related difference is the addition of IP67 water/dust resistance, which instantly makes the new phone more durable than the original model.

The rear cameras on the Razer Phone 2.

As you’d expect from a 2018 flagship, the Razer Phone 2 packs a Snapdragon 845 chipset. This means that if you had a few games that were struggling to hit 120fps on the older phone, they should be a little closer to that magic mark. Other than the chipset upgrade, it’s business as usual with 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of expandable storage.

The original Razer Phone had a very respectable 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+, so we’re happy to see the sequel maintain this setup. There is one battery-related addition however, as the Razer Phone 2 sports Qi wireless charging. So if you have a Qi-compatible wireless charging pad, you’re good to go.

The Razer Phone 2 changes very little in terms of camera-related specifications. You get two 12MP main cameras (a normal and telephoto shooter), and an 8MP selfie snapper. We do see optical image stabilization on the main camera, however, so hopefully this makes a big difference compared to the original phone.

All in all, we see a few meaningful additions to the spec sheet, but does this all make for a must-have flagship? You’ll have to read our Razer Phone 2 review to find out.

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