The gaming smartphone segment has grown steadily over the years, with many OEMs such as Asus, Razor, and Nubia offering some compelling devices designed for mobile gamers, and all this when it comes to purely exclusive features. Now, Lenovo is making its entry into the gaming smartphone segment with the launch of its first smartphone under the Legion brand, the Lenovo Legion Phone , which will also be known for its bizarre look at the front-facing camera, among other features.
Lenovo Legion Phone: Specifications
|Specification||Lenovo Legion Phone Duel|
|Dimensions & Weight||169.17 x 78.48 x 9.9 mm239g|
|Display||6.59″ FHD+ AMOLED19.5:9 aspect ratio144Hz refresh rate240Hz touch sampling rate|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus SoC1x Kryo 585 (ARM Cortex-A77-based) Prime core @ 3.1GHz3x Kryo 585 (ARM Cortex-A77-based) Performance core @ 2.4GHz4x Kryo 385 (ARM Cortex A55-based) Efficiency cores @ 1.8GHzAdreno 650 GPU (10% faster bin)|
|RAM & Storage||8GB + 128GB12GB LPDDR5 + 256GB UFS 3.116GB + 512GB|
|Battery & Charging||5000mAh90W Turbo Power Charging (using both USB Type-C ports simultaneously)|
|Fingerprint sensor||In-display fingerprint sensor|
|Rear Camera||Primary: 64MP, 0.8µm pixel, f/1.89, 1/1.72″ sensorSecondary: 16MP wide-angle, 120° FoV, f/2.2, 1.0µm pixelVideo:4K @ 30fps|
|Front Camera||20MP, f/2.2, side-mounted pop-up|
|Other Features||Dual stereo front-facing speakers with dual AWINIC 88264Quad-microphone systemUltrasonic sensors for gamingWi-Fi — 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2×2 MIMOBluetooth 5.0NFCGNSS:GPSGLONASSBeiDouGalileoQZSS2x USB Type-C port|
|Android Version||Android 10 with ZUI 12/Legion OS|
The Lenovo Legion phone duel was massively leaked and teased, so we already had a fair idea of what to expect from the device. The stand-out feature (intended purpose) of the device is probably a side-mounted pop-up front-facing camera, with a 20MP sensor. Moving the camera to a popup allows Lenovo to provide a fullscreen experience, and also promotes one of the device’s highlight features: the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel is targeting gamers who like landscape orientation rather than traditional I would love to use the device. Portrait orientation even when not gaming. Of course, you can use a side-mounted front camera if you’re a game streamer, and Lenovo software tweaks are also included, which will allow you to easily root your front camera view while streaming games.
If you prefer to spend more of your time gaming, then the Lenovo Legion phone duel is one of the smartphones you consider. The phone has an expanded 6.59 has FHD + AMOLED, with a 240Hz touch sampling rate and a 144Hz refresh rate, pushing it into the realm of rare smartphones with such a high refresh rate display. Dual front stereo speakers also ensure that you get the best of your gaming experience. As for the phone, it follows with a gaming phone aesthetic, complete with a multicolor LED under the Army “Y” logo.
On the inside, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel comes with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus, as we already knew. Lenovo is pairing it with LPDDR5 RAM up to 16GB and UFS 3.1 storage up to 512GB, ensuring that you have some of the best specifications on paper. Powering the device is a 5,000mAh battery, which Lenovo has posted in a split-cell design above and below the phone – Lenovo claims that gamers usually rest their hands during gaming, so there is space in between. The empty can should be occupied by the logic board, which is likely to run hotter during an intensive session.
The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel is also the first smartphone to ship with 90W turbo power charging technology – but there is a catch here. To achieve this 90W, you need to use both USB Type-C ports simultaneously, which will allow you to charge a 5000mAh battery from 0% to 50% in just 10 minutes, and massively The battery will complete its full charge. 30 minutes
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel will be available in the coming days of July 2020 in China. The device is priced at below:
- 8GB + 128GB: CNY 3499 (~$500/₹37,300)
- 12GB + 128GB: CNY 3899 (~$557/₹41,500)
- 12GB + 256GB: CNY 4199 (~$600/₹44,700)
- 16GB + 512GB: CNY 5999 (~$740/₹63,900)
Later, it will be made available in other select markets in the Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The phone will not be making its way to the USA as per current plans.