Sequel to Razer's gaming phone in development

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    It seems like the recent wave of gaming smartphone is not going to falter. After the Razer Phone arguably kickstarted the gaming smartphone hype, we've seen other companies follow suit like the Black Shark, Red Magic and ROG Phone. As if to keep up the momentum, Razer is reportedly working on a second-generation Razer Phone, as spotted in an earnings report.

    "The Group is very pleased with the success of its first generation Razer Phone, which was released in a limited run and has garnered very positive reviews internationally," reads the report before adding that "Razer is now focusing its resources into the development of the second-generation Razer Phone and accompanying software releases which will extend its software and services from PC into the mobile market".

    What do you think of gaming smartphones? Do they live up to the hype? If gaming phones are your thing, what specs and new features would you like to see in the Razer Phone 2?

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  1. SilverWah

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    Well you may all call me a oldtimer for this but phones are used to call people and not play games on them ever.
    I think these so called gaming phones are hot garbage and a waste of your money.
     
  2. Jonna

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    I'm still not down for a gaming phone unless it has the physical controls.

    Still waiting for Sony Xperia Play 2.
     
  3. DKB

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    More phones need to adopt the 120hz screen. I love my iPad because of that.
     
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  4. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    gaming and phone should never be used in the same sentence :lol:
     
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  5. Noctosphere

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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    Speaking of phone games
    Nintendo could release a Zelda game with PH/ST on android :)
    Could be a spin off
     
  6. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

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    play games on phone without physical controls is like have a sex without using ur own dick.

    How is that even enjoyable??
     
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  7. Ericthegreat

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    What's the difference in buying this or a new iPhone or Samsung device. Personally I'm happy as long as it takes a person away from the apple ecosystem.
     
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  8. DeslotlCL

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    Phones are used for calling only. No gaming garbage, nor video playing or social media stuff. Also people dont need to have options, no more devices needs to exist. The phones from 1980 are still the best ones.

    STOP WASTING YOUR MONEY ON STUFF THAT I DONT LIKE, SHEESH.
     
  9. damiano2712

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    Meh, who cares, I don't really wanna play Candy Crush in 4k 60FPS.
     
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  10. Hells Malice

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    Needs more useless buttons and pointless LEDs to be considered a Razer piece of shit product.
     
  11. MiiJack

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    I'll buy myself a Pocophone, that is if I had money to spare for a new smartphone. I'm still trying to get a Switch.
     
  12. Xzi

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    No doubt. There's nothing that a $1000 phone can run that a $150 phone can't. If you need to call it a "gaming phone" that badly, you can slap a sticker or case with leds on it and be good to go. Nobody would know the difference.
     
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  13. Metoroid0

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    The only way i will ever be interested in a gaming phone as a gaming decice is:

    1st: Phone must have dedicated controller like SONY xperia play (or similar).

    2nd: It must have support by some mayor game developers with 1st partie AAA games and similar.
     
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  14. Noctosphere

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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    IF there was a Zelda games styled like PH and ST, would you buy them?
     
  15. Metoroid0

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    What is PH and ST?
    oh you mean phantom hourglass spirit tracks...
     
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  16. Noctosphere

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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    Zelda DS games
    Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Track
     
  17. Metoroid0

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    Im not sure tbh. when i played those two games i complained that i did not had options for phisical controlls, but j liked the game, its good, its zeld.

    As for your question...maybe i would, but i i wou still want phisical controlls on agaming phone to be called gaming.
     
  18. B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N

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    I think there's enough of a niche in handheld gaming for phones to squeeze their way in. There are a lot of huge issues that need to be ironed out, though, mainly physical controls and a steady stream of games with a good enough production value that aren't microtransaction-filled cash grabs. Time will tell if this works out or not.

    Also, contrary to what many in this thread are saying, phones are used for way more than just calling people; they're handheld computers at this point. It's part of the reasoning behind gaming phones in the first place; if you've got this capable computer in your pocket that's at least as powerful, if not more powerful than your dedicated handheld gaming device, then why wouldn't you use that extra power towards something besides calling people and Reddit?
     
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  19. Jonna

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    This this this
     
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