Lenovo Legion Phone Duel with Snapdragon 865+ chipset launched

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel is the world's first phone to debut the Snapdragon 865+ chipset.
By HT TECH
| Updated on Jul 23 2020, 08:05 AM IST
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel.
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel. (Lenovo)

Lenovo finally launched its first gaming smartphone under the ‘Legion’ brand. Lenovo Legion Phone Duel is also the first phone to launch with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865+ chipset.

Lenovo’s gaming phone will be available first in China where it will be called the ‘Lenovo Legion Phone Pro’. It will come to more Asian markets, EMEA and Latin America later. The company hasn’t revealed the pricing details though. The smartphone will be available in two variants of 12GB+256GB and 16GB+256GB.

In terms of design, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel has all the gaming kicks to it with a colour combination of blue and black. There's another colour combination of red and black. It has a pop-up selfie camera which has a very unique placement. It’s actually on the side of the phone and not on top as one would expect. The phone also has curved edges and thin bezels up front. Lenovo’s ‘Y’ icon is placed at the back along with RGB lighting effects which are customisable.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel in blue and red colour options.
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel in blue and red colour options. (Lenovo)

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel: Specs

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel features a 6.65-inch Full HD AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. It also has an in-display fingerprint sensor. The phone’s pop-up selfie camera is a 20-megapixel sensor. At the rear, there’s a dual-camera setup of 64-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors.

The phone packs two 2,500mAh batteries and two USB Type-C charging ports. It also supports 90W Turbo Power Charging when both chargers are connected. Lenovo claims the phone can go up to 50% in 10 minutes, and 100% in 30 minutes. With the Snapdragon 865+ chipset, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel gets 5G support.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel: Gaming features

In addition to the high-end specs, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel offers dual ultrasonic trigger buttons with dual vibration engines. There are virtual gamepad controls and joystick as well. It’s also equipped with dual liquid-cooling and copper tubes to reduce heat while gaming. The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel also uses its gyroscope for gaming features like using the joystick. It even has this Audio to Vibration feature that uses audio directional signals. So if your car hits a wall the crash and vibration will come from the affected side.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel's pop-up selfie camera is optimised for streaming.
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel's pop-up selfie camera is optimised for streaming. (Lenovo)

The phone is also optimised for streaming with YouTube and Twitch broadcasting features, and four noise-cancelling mics. The pop-up selfie camera has also been placed this way so gamers can easily stream in landscape mode while gaming. It even has AI to auto-enhance images, and there’s Playmoji too.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel launched just before another gaming phone made its debut. It’s the Asus ROG Phone 3 which is also powered by the Snapdragon 865+ SoC, and 144Hz refresh rate. In India, the ROG Phone 3 starts at 49,999.

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First Published Date: 23 Jul, 08:05 AM IST
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