The new Razer Phone 2 will launch in Australia through Optus

Alex Kidman 11 October 2018 NEWS

The new Razer Phone 2 gaming phone will be available in Australia from November.

Razer had dropped some not-unsubtle hints that its next flagship phone would be launched shortly, and today it has launched the Razer Phone 2. Not the most inventive name, but at a specifications level, it's a worthy successor to the original Razer Phone.

What's more, unlike the original Razer Phone, we won't have to wait six months to see it Down Under. Razer has confirmed that you'll be able to get it from November, with Optus on board for contract sales as well as outright sales. Local pricing is yet to be confirmed.

The Razer Phone 2 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 8GB of internal RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. Expansion via microSD up to 1TB is supported. Like the original Razer phone, there's a strong focus on gaming with a 5.72-inch 1440x2560 pixel IGZO LCD with support for 120Hz refresh rates.

The Razer Phone 2 adds IP67 water resistance – something that was notably absent from the original phone – as well as dual-lens cameras at the rear. That's a pair of 12MP sensors, with one wide angle f/1.75 lens and a 2x telephoto f/2.6 aperture lens.

From a design perspective, the Razer Phone 2 looks very much like the original Razer phone, which is to say that it looks like a Razer product, right down to the Chroma Razer logo at the back. Before you have to ask, yes, you can set custom colours or pulsing colours if that takes your fancy – or disable it entirely if it's not of interest.

We've already had some brief hands-on time with the Razer Phone 2, which you can read about here.

Razer Phone 2 Specifications

Product Name
Razer Phone 2
Display Size
5.72 inches.
Resolution
1440x2560
PPI
513ppi
Processor
Snapdragon 845
RAM
8GB
Storage
64GB+microSD
Operating System
Android 9
Front camera
8MP f/2.0
Rear camera
Dual 12MP f/1.75 wide, f/2.6 telephoto
Battery
TBC
Dimensions
4000mAh
Weight
TBC
Price
TBC

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