Games such as Fortnite and PUBG have definitely put smartphones on the road to hardcore gaming, and in that sense a number of manufacturers seek to exploit this niche with "bombastic" terminals. Just look at the list of devices evaluated by the AnTuTu benchmark to discover the recent Asus ROG Phone and Xiaomi Mi Black Shark at the top of the table, smartphones built to bring the video game experience on mobile phones to a next level. Razer also has a say with Phone 2.
The main feature of the device is the 5.7-inch screen, capable of outputting images with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels and HDR-10 support. But above all a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a brightness up to 645 nits (50% brighter than the previous model). It's a picture quality typically associated with domestic video game platforms, which can be enjoyed in the palm of the hand, Razer claims.
Of course, "war" hardware will be needed to bring the machine to life and in that sense, the processor will be equivalent to its rivals, the Qualcomm 845 Snapdragon 845 GHz and 8 GB of RAM. Cooling is ensured through a "steam chamber" system, which ensures that heat dissipates throughout the surface of the smartphone by reducing heating points. As far as sound is concerned, the device features Dolby Atmos technology, firing sound on two front speakers to ensure 5.1 surround treatment.
The Razer Phone 2 features two cameras on the rear with 12 MP Sony IMX sensors: a panorama with f1,75 aperture and another f2.6 telephoto, capable of capturing videos with 120 FPS. The selfie camera supports Full HD video at 60 FPS.
To keep the device "alive" during long gaming sessions, the smartphone has a 4,000 mAh battery, supported by a fast wireless charging system (the dockstation will be sold separately). The manufacturer also secured the IP67 certificate, making it water proof up to one meter deep.
The Razer Phone 2 hits the market on October 22, priced at around $ 800. It will be accompanied by some accessories sold separately, such as a controller, a protective cover and the dockstation for wireless charging. In the next month's AnTuTu round, it will be possible to understand if it will be able to cope with the dominance of Asus and Xiaomi.