Of course: Razer's next-gen gaming phone should have RGBs

Razer's next-gen smartphone will reportedly have Chroma LED effects built-in, will light up during notifications.

Anthony Garreffa
Published Sun, Sep 9 2018 10:05 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

I think we all knew it was just a matter of time before the 'ZOMG the first smartphone with RGBs is here' was going to happen, and most thought it would be Razer. Well, the first-gen Razer Phone didn't push RGBs into our mobile lives, but the second-gen Razer Phone 2 looks like it will.

Of course: Razer's next-gen gaming phone should have RGBs |

According to Roland Quandt of WinFuture, the new Razer Phone 2 "will (highly likely) finally have Chroma LED effects built in. They're working to use an LED controller from Texas Instruments to make this happen so the phone lights up when notifications come in". Quandt says that Razer is working with Texas Instruments on an LED controller that has been specifically designed for smartphones.

It'll be interesting to see where Razer would use the Chroma RGB effects, but it would be cool to see them used like the edge notifications on Samsung's larger Galaxy Note range of smartphones. I don't want to see RGB bling from the front of the phone, but along the edges or the back would be a nice touch that would make the new Razer Phone 2 really stand out from the crowd.

Or, do you think RGB effects in smartphones is pushing it too far? Let us know in the comments below.


Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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