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Android 9.0 Pie update coming to Razer Phone 2

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WHO: Razer, the leading lifestyle brand for gamers, and its flagship gaming phone, the Razer Phone 2.

WHAT: A major software update to the Razer Phone 2 to Android 9.0 Pie, which provides operating system enhancements including gesture-based navigation with Google Assistant™, interactive app functionality and search, battery life optimization, privacy features including background app controls, access to digital well-being, video recording in 4k at 60fps.

A full list of new features and OS improvements for Android 9.0 Pie is available here.

Razer also announced that Razer.com will offer the Razer Phone 2 at $499.99 for a limited time (original $799.99 USD MSRP), starting March 1, 2019. The offer will also be available at authorized retailers, while certain carriers honor trade-in programs.

WHY: With Android 9.0 Pie installed, the Razer Phone 2 will operate more intuitively, more efficiently utilize its battery and significantly enhance user experience for gaming and entertainment.

WHEN: The new Android 9.0 Pie operating system version will be delivered via Over-the-air (OTA) update to all open market Razer Phone 2 units, commencing from February 27, 2019 (US PST). The update will then start rolling out to all carrier phones in accordance with each specific carrier software build.

The limited time price offer will be made available from March 1, 2019.

WHERE: Available via OTA + Razer Support - https://support.razer.com/mobile/razer-phone-2/

Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.

Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals, Blade gaming laptops and the acclaimed Razer Phone.

Razer’s software platform, with over 50 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).

In services, Razer Gold is one of the world’s largest virtual credit services for gamers, and Razer Pay is the e-wallet designed for youth and millennials.

Founded in 2005 and dual-headquartered in San Francisco and Singapore, Razer has 15 offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the USA, Europe and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).