Invites are sent out for Razer Phone 2 event on October 10

Apparently, the Razer Phone was popular enough for Razer to want to release a second one. The company has officially confirmed the existence of a follow-up to its 2017 original — and now we have a better idea of what the specs of the phone might include.

Soon after specs for the phone seemed to have leaked online, Razer sent out save-the-dates for an event on October 10, which is almost certainly for the new phone — considering the save-the-date features an outline of a smartphone on it with the words “Flagship // Gaming.” You can see the invite below.

Razer Phone 2

The specs leak come from MSPowerUser, which claims to have its hands on AnTuTu benchmarks for the Razer Phone 2. Notably, the phone will boast 8GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 845 processor, and a whopping 512GB of storage. The resolution for the phone is also included in the benchmark, showing a display with a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution.

Razer first confirmed that it was working on a second-generation Razer Phone in an earnings call. The news was first picked up by Android Authority.

“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,” the company said in the call.

We may not know all the specs for the phone, but we can speculate. For example, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It may feature a slightly more modern design too. The last Razer Phone was specifically focused on gaming — and it’s likely the next one will be as well.

It’s also possible that the second-generation Razer Phone will place a heavier emphasis on computing. Earlier this year, Razer teased Project Linda, a way to use your smartphone as the brains for a laptop. In Project Linda, the phone also acts as a trackpad — and we found that it was a pretty sleek implementation. Project Linda is just a concept for now — but it’s possible Razer is working on refining that concept and will release it to the public along with the new Razer Phone.

So when should we expect the new Razer Phone? Well, we’re not sure — but the first one was released in November 2017, so it’s possible and even likely that the second one could be released around a year later. IFA 2018 has come and gone, so Razer may hold its own event for the release of the new device.

We’ll have to wait and see what the Razer Phone 2 ends up looking like, but we’ll update this article as we learn more, so stay tuned.

Updated on September 14: Razer is sending out save-the-dates to an October 10 event. 


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