Now that Windows phones have almost disappeared from the smartphone market, Microsoft had no choice but to start selling Android phones, kicking things off with Samsung’s Galaxy S8 last year. The US Microsoft Store also offered the gaming-focused Razer Phone last year, and its successor the Razer Phone 2 is now up for pre-order today (via Neowin).
Priced at $799.99, the Razer Phone 2 comes with a 5.7-inch 120Hz UltraMotion screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Soc, 8GB RAM, and 64GB expandable storage. Other highlights include advanced vapor chamber cooling, dual 12MP cameras, dual stereo speakers, and a 4000mAh battery. And because Razer is a gaming company, there’s even an illuminated Razer logo on the back with customizable lighting.
The US Microsoft Store will start shipping the Razer Phone 2 next week on October 22. As of this writing, the original Razer Phone is still available to purchase for $699.99, and Microsoft is also selling the Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note 9 with prices starting at $719.99.Further reading: Android, Microsoft Store US, Razer, Razer Phone