New Contender in Town: Lenovo Announces Legion Phone Duel

This phone is meant to be used in landscape mode

Beyond its gaming laptops, Lenovo’s Legion sub-brand is entering the gaming phone segment with the Legion Phone Duel. The biggest standout design of the Legion Phone Duel is its design: unlike most phones in the market, the Legion Phone Duel is meant to be used in landscape orientation, which explains the side-mounted pop-up camera that houses a 20-megapixel f/2.2 snapper and the centrally-placed dual rear camera setup. The Legion Phone Duel’s rear cameras consist of a 64-megapixel f/1.89main camera and 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera.

Like most of its rivals, the Legion Phone Duel is armed with the latest and meanest internals: Snapdragon 865+, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. The display is a performer too: its 6.67-inch OLED panel boasts of a blazing-fast 144hz refresh rate and 270hz touch response rate.

For its gaming features, the Legion Phone Duel comes with ultrasonic side triggers and dual x-axis vibration motors for better haptic feedback. A liquid cooling pipe keeps the temps stable. You can hook up the Legion Phone Duel to a TV or monitor with Home Mode, which lets you pair a keyboard, mouse, or controller.

Keeping it powered is a 5000mAh battery that is split into two cells. Because of that, the Legion Phone Duel comes with a fast 90w wired charging solution. Lenovo claims that its charging solution can top up the Legion Phone Duel from 0 to 100% in 30 minutes.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel Specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor
  • Adreno 650 GPU
  • 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, 144hz refresh rate, 240hz touch response rate
  • 8GB/12GB/16GB of LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128GB/256GB/512GB of UFS 3.1 storage
  • Dual rear cameras: 64-megapixel f/1.89 main camera, 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle-camera
  • 20-megapixel pop-up front camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, A-GPS, in-display fingerprint sensor, liquid cooling, ultrasonic side triggers
  • 5000mAh battery (two 2500mAh batteries) with 90w wired charging
  • Two USB-C ports
  • Android 10

Lenovo will make the Legion Phone Duel in China on August 5 as the Legion Phone Pro and will be available in select markets in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of Asia later this year. Pricing in China is as follows:

8GB/128GB – CNY 3499(~Php 24.7k)

12GB/128GB – CNY 3899(~Php 27.5k)

12GB/256GB – CNY 4199 (~Php 29.7k)

16GB/512GB – CNY 5999 (~Php 42.4k)

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