Lenovo has officially dived into the gaming smartphone marketing with the release of their Legion gaming smartphone. The Legion Duel device which is also known as ‘Legion Pro’ in China comes with a lot of top specs and features you’ll expect from a high-end gaming device.
The Lenovo phone is built around a good 6.55″ AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The display features an in-built fingerprint reader, dual speakers and minimal bezels.
Probably the most intriguing specs of this gaming smartphone are the side-mounted pop-up 20MP selfie camera. This allows for a full and uninterrupted display. It also helps when gaming as one can record his/her video commentary. Speaking of gaming, the smartphone features 4 mics for optical sound recording and a pressure-sensitive side triggers. Moving to the back of the device, we have two cameras – a 64MP main lens and 16MP ultrawide lens. The dual camera is placed in a weird position almost in the middle.
Inside the Lenovo Legion Duel is the Snapdragon 865+ which guarantees a 10% performance increase in both CPU and GPU compared to the standard SD 865 chip. The chipset is married to an 8/12/16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128/256/512GB UFS 3.1 storage. The supports Wi-Fi 6 as well as 5G connection. There is a Lenovo’s U-Engine dual X-axis vibration motor and an advanced cooling system with two heat pipes. The vibration motor promises over 13 types of low-response vibration patterns and over 100 kinds of long ones.
Battery-wise, the Lenovo Legion Duel is equipped with a gigantic 5,000 mAh battery capacity. It is actually two separate 2,500 mAh battery. With the blazing 90W fast charging, the phone can get to full charge within 30 minutes. However, to achieve this impressive charging time, you’ll need to plug in chargers in the device’s two USB ports – one at the top and one at the bottom. So they can fill up the two 2,500 mAh battery simultaneously.
The Lenovo Legion Duel will be available in Blue and Red colours with official sales to start on August 5 in China. However, pre-order starts today. The base variant of 8/128GB has a retail price of CNY3,499/$500. The 12/128GB model for CNY3,899/$557 and the 12/256GB costs CNY4,199/$600). The top memory configuration (16/512GB) goes for a staggering CNY5,999/$857.
There is no planned launch for this device into the US while other regions (Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East) can expect it later in the coming months.