Razer Phone 2: Australian Price, Specs And Release Date

It's been awhile since the Razer Phone 2 was announced. We had a hands on, published a review from the U.S. and it was shown off at PAX - but there was still no word on when Aussies could get their hands on one, or how much it would be, Until now. Here's what you need to know.

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The Razer Phone 2 is available from Razer's official Australian site, as well as Dick Smith for $1,249. You can also get it on a plan exclusively through Optus:

According to the Dick Smith store page, the Razer Phone 2 is currently on pre-order but will ship on December 4. Comparatively, Razer's website doesn't say anything about pre-ordering and simply allows you to buy it. However, it does have this generic line - "The item(s) in your order will only ship once all item(s) are ready for shipment." Meanwhile, Optus says 'Available Now. Delivers in 1-5 days.'

So maybe it's available now? But I'm betting you won't see one until December 4.

Here's the spec dump:

Android 8.1 • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 • 8GB of RAM • 64/129GB of storage • microSD card slot • 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 120Hz LCD screen • IP67 water-resistance • USB-C port • Qi wireless charging • bundled 3.5mm jack • 8-MP selfie cam • dual 12-MP rear cams (with 2x zoom) • Bluetooth 5.0 • 4,000 mAh battery • available in gloss black.

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