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Razer says it will add Verizon support to the Razer Phone 2 'ASAP'

The Razer Phone 2 is a predictable and modest improvement over the first-generation Razer Phone. It has a better 120Hz screen, wireless charging, and a glowing logo. It also has Verizon Wireless support, or rather, it will soon. The new Razer Phone has the necessary hardware for Verizon, but Razer is still working to make it functional.

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Razer Phone 2 review: Still fun, still niche

It's not easy to turn heads in the mobile industry in 2018. At best, we see new handsets come out to critical acclaim but also a sense of stifled boredom. Maybe it is the best of its kind yet, but so what? Apart from the fact that it ticks every box, what does it bring to the table that's new? Fortunately, for those of us seeking something different (if a bit quirky), Razer has decided to get into the mobile market. The gaming hardware company is now on its second generation smartphone, the Razer Phone 2, and it's staying true to its original vision: a handset for elite mobile gamers.

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Razer Phone 2 is an impressive 'gaming phone' — but it needs to be a great all-around flagship to survive

Razer sees itself as a gaming phone pioneer. During today's launch of the Razer Phone 2, the company stressed that while other companies may be following suit, it kicked off this new mobile category. But is it really a new, under-served segment of smartphone buyers? And is there enough of a market to support mobile hardware purposefully targeting a specific slice of the overall demographic? Razer clearly thinks so. Every aspect of its second-generation device is aimed at enticing the gaming enthusiast, from a 120Hz display refresh rate to an RGB light-up logo on the rear. But in setting such a clear direction and introducing unique features for the gaming set, it's also done something more.

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Razer Phone 2 delivers camera upgrade, wireless charging, and — most importantly — RGB lights

Gaming hardware company Razer debuted its first mobile handset last year to mixed, but mainly positive, reviews — a significant feat considering the fiercely competitive nature of this industry. That's not to say there weren't some major flaws. While the 120Hz refresh rate and dual front-facing speakers were praised, the camera was panned and critics disliked the lack of water resistance, wireless charging, and the dimness of the display. With its second generation device, the Razer Phone 2, the company has addressed all of those foibles, and to top it all off, added a RGB light-up logo on the back.

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Razer Phone 2 photos and specs leak via now-deleted Amazon listing

The Razer Phone 2 is set to be officially announced later today, but someone seems to have jumped the gun on publishing the listing on Amazon Italy. Said listing has since been deleted, but not before the images and specs could be pulled from it. And don't worry, your prayers have been answered; it does indeed have an RGB backlit logo.

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Razer Phone 2 appears in another leaked render

Razer started sending out invites to an October 10th event just a couple of weeks ago, with little detail except for a big give away in the shape of a phone silhouette. At the same time, a render of the phone's front conveniently leaked, matching the outline in the 'Save the date.' Now, another render has been uncovered giving us a look the back of the device as well.

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Razer Phone 2 gets ready to make an October 10 debut

Razer making a smartphone? A few years back the idea would have sounded positively nutty, but last year brought us the surprising debut of the first-gen Razer Phone, a solidly equipped Android gaming handset with an extra-high-refresh-rate display. A follow-up device sure seems like a sensible enough idea, and earlier this month we received confirmation that Razer was planning just such a smartphone. Today we start learning about how it will debut, as Razer sends out save-the-dates for an October 10 event.

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