With Snapdragon 855-running smartphones around the corner, we’ve begun to see markdowns on “older” flagships that are powered by the S845 SoC. Today’s sale on the Razer Phone 2 (which is just a few months old) is one such instance — it can be had for $500, down from $800.
The Razer Phone 2 is the gaming company’s second smartphone and is a solid gaming device — our review praised the 120Hz display and RGB lighting on the back (if that’s your thing). The device has been regularly updated — it recently received Android 9 Pie and also picked up 60fps video recording.
Since the phone’s release, competition in the gaming space has heated up — Asus now sells a ROG phone, and lower-priced gaming phones have entered the market, like the Nubia Red Magic Mars. It should be noted that Razer recently announced layoffs, possibly in the phone division, so a Razer Phone 3 is far from a sure thing.
You can buy the Razer Phone 2 directly from the company, or Amazon. We even saw a few open-box listings for $450, if you don’t mind a phone that isn’t brand-new.
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