The first phone to be powered by the Snapdragon 865+ processor, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel launched as a gaming phone with a pop-up selfie camera, 6.65-inch FHD+ 144Hz AMOLED display, up to 16GB RAM, 5000mAh battery with 90W charging tech.
Lenovo’s Legion gaming phone is the first from the company. Although, Lenovo has been impressive with its Legion laptop lineup, which is obviously Lenovo gaming laptop series.
The Legion Phone Duel comes with multiple USB-C ports, which is similar to the ASUS’s ROG Phone II. There is one at the bottom of the phone in portrait mode and another on the side.
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel Specs
*. Display: 6.65-inch 1080 pixels Full HD+ 144Hz AMOLED HDR display with DCI-P3 color gamut
*. Dimensions: 169.17 x 78.48 x 9.9 mm
*. Weight: 239g
*. Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 865 Plus 7nm Mobile Platform
*. GPU: Adreno 650
*. RAM: 8GB / 12GB / 16GB LPDDR5 RAM
*. Storage 128GB / 256GB / 512GB (UFS 3.1) internal storage
*. OS: Android 10 with ZUI 12/Legion OS
*. SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)
*. Back cameras: 64-megapixels rear camera with 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.89, 16-megapixels 120° ultra-wide camera with f/2.2, and dual-LED flash support
*. Front camera: 20-megapixels pop-up front camera with f/2.2 aperture
*. Connectivity: 5G, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, QZSS(L1+L5), 2 x USB Type-C, NFC, USB Type-C audio
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES (in-display)
*. Battery: 5000mAh battery with 45W/65W/90W fast charging
The Legion Phone Duel is also called Legion Phone Pro in China, and it packs a 6.65-inch AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling, in-display fingerprint scanner and runs on Android 10 with ZUI 12/Legion OS.
It is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 865 Plus 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 650 GPU, available in three major variants, there is the 8GB / 128GB, 12GB / 256GB and 16GB / 512GB internal storage.
Lenovo announced the phone as a 5G-ready phone that can take advantage of the sub-6GHz spectrum. Like other high-end phones, it ditches the 3.5mm audio port for a USB Type-C audio. It supports dual AWINIC 88264, 1.4cc dual speakers, and 4 microphones.
Weird camera placement
All these are just the normal tech specs sheet, but Lenovo did something new with the Legion Phone Duel, and that is the pop-up camera, which stays at the side of the phone. This is the most interesting side and a good one for a gaming phone.
It may be weird taking selfies with this phone outside gaming hours, but it is unarguable that games are played landscape mode, and your palm won’t disturb your game during video chatting or live-streaming.
The pop-up camera is a 20-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, an 81.7-degree field of view and the company did well by including a status light for the camera. Your selfie quality may not be crystal clear, but will definitely help during your gaming session.
It is not just that, Lenovo added the 64-megapixels rear camera with and 16-megapixels 120° ultra-wide camera with dual-LED flash support right in the middle of the phone’s backside with multicolor LED. Yea, this is new but Lenovo pointed something out here “gaming phones are just gaming phones”
For the gaming features, Lenovo added 45767.32mm² dual liquid cooling solution, this will perfectly keep your phone cool during your gaming period.
And it also comes with a built-in dual X-axis linear motor that promises true 4D vibration, and will make games feel more immersive, Lenovo said.
Legion Phone Duel comes with two ultrasonic trigger buttons, which mimics a real controller, where you can easily map what would be on-screen virtual buttons to the edge of the phone.
2 USB Type-C ports charging
Another spectacular part is the charging, Lenovo added multiple USB-C ports, where you can charge the 5000mAh phone, or the two 2,500mAh internal batteries by plugging USB-C cables into both ports up to 50% in 10 minutes and 100% in 30 minutes.
You can find it in two major versions, the 45W and 65W charging tech. The 5000mAh battery comes with support for up to 90W super flash charging based on dual-battery ATA architecture to avoid overheating.
How much is Lenovo Legion Phone Duel
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel won’t be coming to the US first, as the company will announce it first in China, where the
*. 8GB RAM with 128GB storage 45W charging version costs 3499 yuan ($500)
*. 12GB RAM with 128GB storage 65W charging version costs 3899 yuan ($557)
*. 12GB RAM with 256GB storage 65W charging version costs 4199 yuan ($600)
*. 16GB RAM with 512GB storage 90W charging version costs 5999 yuan ($857)
After China’s release, the South Korea company plans to take it to Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and then to some selected Asia markets later the year.