Razer presents the new generation Razer Blade 15 base model along with the new Razer Phone 2 gaming smartphone. The new Razer Blade 15 base model features improvements and additional premium features such as more storage and connectivity options. The Razer Phone 2 also features huge improvements over the Razer Phone 2017 offering up to 30% more performance than its predecessor.
Razer Blade 15
The new generation Razer Blade 15 base model will be including a dual storage configuration with an M.2 SSD and 2.5-inch HDD to provide the blazing speed needed for fast boot up and loading times and a generous storage space to store games and files. Users will also be able to upgrade both storage components. The Razer Blade 15 offers a new single-zone RGB keyboard that supports full key backlighting Powered by Razer Chroma. The 0.78-inch thin chassis accommodates a Gigabit Ethernet port for enhanced connectivity while allowing for a bespoke heat pipe thermal management system.
The Razer Blade 15 base model still features the signature CNC aluminium chassis. Inside packs an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8750H 6-core processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q design graphics. The Razer Blade 15 packs 16GB of upgradeable memory and a 15.6-inch 1080p @ 60Hz refresh display. The Razer Blade 15 base model starts at $1,599USD. The Razer Blade 15 will also be offered in the Mercury White Limited Edition featuring a matte white finish, black USB ports, and a non-illuminated, tone-on-tone Razer logo.
The Razer Blade 15 base models are now available at the Razer store, the Mercury White Limited Edition will be available this Q4 2018.
Razer Phone 2
The new Razer Phone 2 is powered by the Qualcomm 845 Snapdragon chipset and Qualcomm Adreno 630 graphics processing unit (GPU) offering up to 30% more performance compared to the first Razer Phone launched in 2017. The Razer Phone 2 features the Razer vapour chamber cooling system, an industry-leading thermal cooling for mobile phones.
The Razer Phone 2 packs a 12 MP wide-angle lens with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 12 MP telephoto lens with 2x zoom. It has 8 MP front-facing camera that supports video streaming at full HD resolution. The Razer Phone 2 is also now powered by the Razer Chroma wherein the Razer logo packs customizable RGB lighting and provides app notifications. The Razer Phone 2 has a USB-C connection with support for Qualcomm QuickCharge 4+. The Razer Phone 2 has wireless charging capabilities as well.
The Razer Phone 2’s gaming-oriented features include the 5.7-inch UltraMotion IGZO display with 120Hz refresh rate. The new display is also 50% brighter than the first-generation Razer Phone. The Razer Phone 2 packs dual front-facing speakers powered by Dolby Atmos. It packs a 4000mAh battery that offers better battery life than the predecessor. The Razer Phone works with LTE Gigabit networks with download speeds up to 1.2 Gbit/s, allowing for 20 percent faster downloads while on the go.
The Razer Phone 2 will be available starting at US$799 MSRP in Mirror Black and in a Satin Black by Q4 2018. Pre-order is now available.
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