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First Razer Phone 2 render leak shows off a very similar device

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The first render of the upcoming Razer Phone 2 has been leaked by Evan Blass, and it suggests that Razer is going with a very similar design for the follow-up to its debut smartphone. Outside of a repositioned camera and a Razer logo that now glows with the company’s signature lucid green, the device looks almost identical to its predecessor, with the same chunky frame and front-facing speakers.

That’s either a good or bad thing, depending on how you felt about Razer’s first effort. While the phone made headlines for being the first to include a high refresh rate 120Hz screen (compared to the 60Hz panels found in most smartphones), it packaged this inside a “clumsy” housing with average battery life and an even worse camera.

Image by Evan Blass

Razer hasn’t been shy about its intention to release a follow-up device, but it’s hard to know how many of these issues it will have time to fix, considering it’s been less than a year since the Razer Phone launched. At least changing the location of the camera indicates the company is doing something with it, even if we don’t know quite what the effect on its photo quality will be.