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Razer Phone 2 leak reveals light-up logo, wireless charging, and water resistance

Razer Phone 2 leak reveals light-up logo, wireless charging, and water resistance

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The Razer Phone 2 is set to be announced later tonight at a keynote led by Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan. Previous leaks have shown that it will share a very similar design to the company’s original smartphone. And now, as reported by GSMArena, Amazon has prematurely revealed more details, with a now-pulled listing from Amazon Italy spilling a few key specs ahead of tonight’s reveal.

For one, the Razer Phone 2’s rear logo will now light up and be RGB customizable. What a wonderfully nerdy and so-very-Razer thing to do. Second, Razer is adding wireless charging to the device. To allow for that, it looks like Razer — just like everyone else — is moving from an aluminum rear design to glossy glass. And last, the Razer Phone 2 will apparently be IP67 water and dust resistant.

The device will maintain its 5.7-inch, 1440p display that can deliver refresh rates up to 120Hz for smoother scrolling and gaming. That 120Hz fluidity is a selling point that only Razer has delivered on a smartphone; Apple hasn’t yet brought the iPad’s ProMotion display tech to the iPhone.

Hopefully Razer’s implementation has gotten a bit brighter this second time around, as outdoor visibility was a problem last year. As for other specs, the phone will predictably be upgraded to the Snapdragon 845, with storage (64GB) and RAM (8 GB) options staying the same as they were on the original. The big, loud, standout speakers also look to be back again.

Two things that Amazon’s leak didn’t touch on are battery capacity and the Razer Phone 2’s camera. Camera performance was another area where Razer noticeably lagged behind other flagships with its debut smartphone, so the company will have to step things up considerably with the sequel if it wants to compete. The images show that the camera has been lowered and centered; now it’s right above that fancy Razer logo, with the flash now dividing its two lenses.