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Razer Phone 2 may land sooner than expected and Project Linda could join it

Razer’s entry into the smartphone arena won’t be a one off, according to new reports, with the Razer Phone 2 tipped to land in September 2018.

The follow up to Razer Phone could arrive at IFA 2018, alongside the Project Linda laptop dock concept the firm brought to CES earlier this month.

The word comes FrAndroid, speaking to an “internal source” at Razer, who didn’t have any word on possible specs.

Given the Razer Phone only launched in November 2017, it would be surprising to see a sequel within a year.

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However, the consumer release of Project Linda would be just as interesting. The laptop dock impressed attendees at CES, leading many to believe Razer might be the first company to truly master the concept.

Interestingly, it uses the phone as a trackpad, but also as a secondary display. The keyboard itself has specific keys for accessing Android apps and the Google Assistant.

Our own Max Parker, who attended CES, wrote: “Razer is known for using CES for showcasing concept products that never make it onto shelves – but it certainly seems like one of the most well-rounded ‘lapdocks’ I’ve seen so far.”

Earlier this week, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan hinted the company had plans beyond the proof-of-concept stage.

The original Razer Phone model impressed us with its 120Hz refresh rate QHD display and big battery life. Meanwhile the 8GB RAM and Snapdragon 835 SoC provided heaps of power.

It received a solid 8/10 review from TrustedReviews winning praise for its superb screen, great performance and cooling, as well as the best in class speakers.

We docked points for the terrible camera and lack of IP67 protection, something Razer may look to improve upon for the follow-up later this year.

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