Lenovo Legion Phone Revealed — Beating Galaxy Note 20 Specs
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel is a powerhouse with a pop-up selfie cam to a Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset and we all deserve a phone that says “Stylish Outside” and “Savage Inside”.
Lenovo is coming to join the gaming smartphone business, revealing the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel. But depending on where you live in the world, you may not get this phone easily, It is not being released in the US at all.
OS: Android 10
Display: 6.59-inch AMOLED (2340×1080; 144Hz)
CPU: Snapdragon 865 Plus
RAM: 12GB, 16GB
Storage: 256GB, 512GB
Rear cameras: 64MP main (f/1.85); 16MP ultra wide (f/2.2)
Front camera: 20MP (f/2.2)
Battery size: 2×2,500 mAh (5,000 mAh total)
Size: 6.7 x 3.1 x 0.39 inches
Weight: 8.43 ounces
The Legion Phone Duel possesses the kind of beefy specs you’d anticipate from a high-end gaming phone. Lenovo was one of the companies to commit to using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 Plus system-on-chip — the other was Asus for its upcoming ROG 3 phone — and it is coming into the Legion Phone Duel. The phone also comes with a dual-liquid, mid-thermal floating cooling system, a 6.59-inch AMOLED display, and up to 16GB of RAM.
A Lenovo spokesperson told us that the Legion Phone Duel will release in China this month we do not know the price yet. The phone will then release to select markets in the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. A US release is not in the cards.
A horizontal pop-up camera: You already know about this feature if you’ve been following Lenovo Legion Phone Duel leaks, but the gaming phone features a 20MP pop-up selfie-cam that rises from the side bezel. Why the unique placement for a front camera? All the better to stream you with. Lenovo picked for a horizontal selfie cam because that’s how you hold your phone when you play games, and placing the camera should make it more comfortable to stream your gaming sessions from the phone.
The new phone uses quad-mic noise cancellation and background removal to assist with your live streams and should you drop the Legion Phone, an auto-retract feature will initiate, causing the camera to pop back inside.
A super-fast refresh rate: phone makers are now cool to the idea that faster refresh rates on displays make for more cool experiences, especially when it comes to gaming. To that end, a few phones now feature 90Hz refresh rates, including midrange models. Some phones have started turning to 120Hz refresh rates, which is twice the frequency observed on most phones.
Lenovo heats things up even further, with the Legion Phone Duel boasting a 144Hz refresh rate. Meanwhile, the phone has a touch sampling rate of 240Hz, which should reduce any delay during your gaming sessions. Throw in Full HD resolution and 4X stereo speakers, and Lenovo is gambling that it can give one of the more immersive gaming experiences available to gamers.
Dual-charging ports: A phone that gives this much power needs a lot of power from the battery, so Lenovo has gone with two power packs. A pair of 2,500 mAh batteries connect to give the Legion Phone Duel a total of 5,000 mAh, which should help you gaming all day. In a smart touch, Lenovo says it moved each battery to the side of the phone, so you won’t feel the heat of being placed on top of the logic board when you hold your phone in landscape mode.
If you want to charge your battery while playing a game, there’s a USB-C port on the side of the phone, on the opposing end from the pop-up camera. That lets you plug in and charge without the cable annoying you off. There’s still a regular USB-C port on the bottom of the phone, and you can charge your phone with both ports at once. A full charge should take only 30 minutes, Lenovo says, which is awesome.
Other gaming features: The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel comes with other skills and improvements that are probably best felt to see how they bolster gameplay. The phone features an enclosed virtual and dual ultrasonic trigger buttons, with dual-vibration engines giving haptic feedback on some of the games.