Razer Phone 2 dropping to $499 for a limited time; Android Pie also rolls out

Ricky, 27 February 2019

The Razer Phone 2 is finally receiving the Android Pie update. Those with an unlocked variant of the Razer Phone 2 should begin to receive the OTA notification as of February 27.

Since this phone runs mostly stock Android with minimal customizations, most of the changes and updates are those that come with the vanilla version of Android Pie. The gesture ďpillĒ is now an alternative to the traditional nav bar.

In addition, the update brings Adaptive Battery features, new volume controls, a new power menu, access to the Digital Wellbeing app. As for video, the Razer Phone 2 will now support 4K recording at 60fps with the latest update.

Razer says you should expect improved battery life and overall performance with the update. It is also worth noting if you have a carrier variant of the Razer Phone 2, the OTA update will come at a later date in accordance to that carrierís build of the firmware.

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Screenshots of the update

Next up, letís look at Razerís $300 discount. Starting March 1, Razer will be offering the Phone 2 for $499 in the US for a limited time. If youíve been on the fence about owning this phone and need a reason to pull the trigger, this would be a great time. Itís also worth noting that AT&T is offering trade-in credit on top of that discount.

You can check out Razerís support page regarding the Android Pie update at the Source link below. Enjoy Pie!



Reader comments

Well yes thats bad but some even much more expensive phones have a less battery life.

  • Anonymous

Yeah it'll improve by an hour, maybe less lol

  • Anonymous

But it only has an endurance rating of 70h, that's bad for a phone with a 4000 mAh battery in it.