Alleged Razer Phone 2 Benchmarks Leak With Snapdragon 845 And 8GB RAM
Razer is best known for its PC gaming peripherals, especially its lineup of mice, but has expanded its portfolio over the years to include several different types of products. One of those is the Razer Phone, an Android phone built specifically for gaming. Razer recently confirmed its working on a Razer Phone 2, and a new Geekbench entry purportedly tips the phone's core specs and performance.
Before we get to that, let's recap the current generation Razer Phone's specs. That devices sports a 5.7-inch IGZO display with a delightfully fast 120Hz refresh rate, 2560x1440 resolution, and an adaptive refresh technology called Ultramotion (similar to NVIDIA's G-Sync and AMD's FreeSync). It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 8GB of RAM.
If the leaked benchmark is legitimate, the Razer Phone 2 will likely be getting a bump to a faster Snapdragon 845 SoC while retaining the 8GB RAM allotment of the first generation device.
The multi-core and single-core scores you see above are roughly in line with what we would expect from a Snapdragon 845 processor. If they are real, we can reasonably rule out an upgrade to a brand new chipset that hasn't yet been announced.
As we often do, we took the leaked the score and plotted it alongside our own collection of scores. Here's how the supposed Razer Phone 2 compares:
It slots in towards the top of the graph, just below Samsung's Galaxy S9+ and well below the OnePlus 6. We would expect (and hope) that the Razer Phone 2 would lessen the gap between the OnePlus 6 when it arrives, as it also wields a Snapdragon 845 processor.
Beyond whatever raw performance the Razer Phone 2 ultimately delivers, Razer stated in an earnings report that part of the development is focused on software that will "extend its software and services from the PC to the mobile market." The company seems to be insinuating that there will be some sort of ability to stream games from a PC to the Razer Phone 2.
It's not clear when the Razer Phone 2 is slated to launch.