Can the Razer Phone 2 make more impact than the original?
Gaming gear go-to Razer makes top-notch gaming gear for desktop and PC, including the hot, hot, hot Razer Blade laptop line and cross-platform controllers, but their initial foray into mobile hardware was a bit rocky. The Razer Phone sported great specs for gaming and a butter-smooth 120hz screen, but the camera fell flat and that super-smooth display was a creature of the night, unable to stand up to the shine of the sun. Well, it seems that Razer is looking to try again, as they've confirmed to stockholders that another Razer Phone is in development in this week's earnings report.
Updated September 14, 2018: Razer sends out press invites for Razer Phone 2 event
Here it is, folks!
A little over a week since Razer confirmed that a second-gen Razer Phone was in the works, the company has now begun sending out save-the-dates to an event it's holding on October 10.
The event appears to be titled "Flagship // Gaming", and following a keynote with CEO Min-Liang Tan, Razer will be focusing on its "Mobility Showcase."
So, while the Razer Phone 2 isn't explicitly called out, it's pretty apparent that it's going to be the star of the show.
The Razer Phone came out last winter, and while it may not have been a total success, the phone hasn't been a dud, either. Sporting a battery that won't quit and a high-refresh touchscreen that was made to play, the Razer Phone was a great phone for gaming and for theming, as it was the first phone to officially ship with Nova Launcher as the system launcher.
Razer said their next-generation products saw over 400% year-on-year growth spurred by Razer Phone sales, with this little nugget at the bottom of the Others section:
Razer is now focusing its resources into the development of the second generation Razer Phone and accompanying software releases which will extend its software and services from PC into the mobile market.
There's no release window or date given for the next Razer Phone, nor many hints as to what the new model may be sporting in its next incarnation, but one can only hope they improve the camera and the brightness issues so that you can game with a Razer Phone in brightest day or blackest night. With the Razer Phone's battery and high-refresh screen, a successor with a good camera could be the ultimate Pokemon Go and AR gaming phone.
What would you like to see in the next Razer Phone?