Razer Phone 2 – More than Just a Gaming Phone
Avid gamers are no stranger to Razer, as the brand has built a reputation for manufacturing top-of-the-line gaming laptops and peripherals. However, the brand decided to venture into the smartphone industry by releasing a gaming-focused 120Hz refresh rate smartphone known as the Razer Phone at the end of 2017. Seeing that Razer gained high scores and rave reviews for its debut smartphone, there is higher expectations for the upcoming Razer Phone 2. This upcoming phone is expected to come with camera enhancements and a flurry of other upgrades. Below is a roundup of rumours and speculations regarding the Razer Phone 2.
Razer Phone 2 Release Date
The Razer Phone 2 is currently still in the works, so it will not likely be available in Malaysia anytime soon. Moreover, Razer has not released an official announcement regarding the Razer Phone 2’s release date. However, there are reports which suggest that the phone could be launched in September in conjunction with IFA which is taking place in early September.
Razer Phone 2 Malaysia Price
When the Razer Phone was released last year, it was priced at around $700-$800 price tag. In terms of its price, the Razer Phone 2 is speculated to have a starting price that is slightly higher than its predecessor, considering that it will come with new tech and enhanced features.
As the cameras were one of the weaker points of the Razer Phone, the new flagship should come with better cameras. The device might come with a portrait camera mode which will provide better focus on the subject and background blur. Therefore, the image quality taken by the Razer Phone 2 should be much better compared to its predecessor.
Android P OS
If rumours about the Razer Phone 2’s early-September release date are proven to be true, then it is highly likely that the phone will come with the latest Android P operating system. This means that the phone might come with updated Home button that enables users to access recently-used apps. Other than that, the phone might also have the Wind Down Mode which sends commands to Google Assistant to automatically set the phone to busy mode when its bedtime. Another likely feature is Adaptive Brightness which should allow the phone to better adapt the display’s brightness to the surroundings.
Furthermore, Razer Phone 2 is expected to showcase new privacy controls which will be compliant with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) rules. If they are to be implemented, these new controls will enable Razer Phone 2 users to access, amend, or remove data held about themselves.