Razer Phone 2 Officially Launched in Malaysia – Bundle Plans Available As Well
Razer Phone 2 Officially Launched in Malaysia
At a launch event in Petaling Jaya today, the Razer Phone 2 gaming phone was launched. This marks the first Razer smartphone to be officially available in Malaysia as the previous generation one did not officially land in our shores.
The Razer Phone 2 is a gaming phone catered to those who often play mobile games and would like to have the most immersive, comfortable mobile gaming experience around. It has a silky smooth 120Hz IGZO display (1440 x 2560 resolution) with HDR support, with a brighter display and improved colour accuracy from the previous generation device.
It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset which is mated to 8GBs of LPDDR4X RAM, ensuring that users will have powerful performance right in the palm of their hands. Of course, there’s no point in having powerful hardware if it can’t survive for long so it does have the vapor chamber cooling, a rather sizeable 4,000 mAh battery capacity, Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+ support, and wireless charging.
The dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos as well as the 24-bit DAC will ensure the cleanest, most immersive audio experience. It will not only make gaming more enjoyable, but also multimedia use in general like watching videos or listening to music.
The signature Razer Chroma RGB lighting is actually a feature in the Razer Phone 2, with the triple-headed snake logo capable of illuminating up to 16.8 million colours. You can have the RGB lighting kick in for notifications. Users can freely customize colour options and lighting effects using the Chroma Configurator app.
For more information on the Razer Phone 2, check out the specifications right below here:
Razer Phone 2 Specifications
|CPU/Chipset:||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (4 x Kryo 385 Gold @ 2.8 GHz + 4 x Kryo 385 Silver @ 1.8 GHz), 10nm FinFET|
|GPU:||Adreno 630 @ 710 MHz|
|Display:||5.72″ IGZO IPS LCD (1440 x 2560), 120Hz, Wide Colour Gamut, UltraMotion Technology, Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Audio:||Dual Front-Facing Stereo Speakers with Dolby Atmos, 24-bit USB-C DAC|
|Storage:||64GB UFS (expandable via microSD card)|
Primary: 12MP f/1.75, OIS, wide-angle
Secondary: 12MP f/2.6 telephoto
Dual LED flash, Dual PDAF, Dual tone, up to 4K video recording
Up to Full HD video recording
|OS:||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), supports WiFi 2×2 MIMO|
Bluetooth 5.0 (AAC, aptX, aptX-HD, LDAC support)
|SIM:||Dual nanoSIM (second nanoSIM slot shared with microSD slot)|
|Power:||Li-ion 4000 mAh (non-removable)|
Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+
|Dimensions:||158.5 x 78.99 x 8.5 mm|
|Weight:||220 g (approximately)|
The Razer Phone 2 will be available in Malaysia starting today onwards. It will be retailing for RM3,449. You can also get it for cheaper if you were to purchase it with a device bundle plan:
- U Mobile Unlimited HERO P139 Plan = RM2,299 (RM1,150 savings)
- U Mobile Unlimited HERO P99 = RM2,799 (RM650 savings)
- Maxis Zerolution = Zero upfront payment, zero interest, no credit card needed
- MaxisONE Plan = Starting from RM101 per month
- Standard Maxis contract = Starting from RM2,029
Eligible customers can also purchase the Razer Phone 2 on instalment directly with U Mobile:
- Unlimited HERO P139 = RM120 per month / 24 months
- Unlimited HERO P99 = RM129 per month / 24 months
Pokdepinion: Would this be the gaming phone to go for? It does pack quite a bit of power and the 120Hz display can be very enticing. Let’s see how the device fares in Malaysia.