Lenovo Legion Phone Duel: Lenovo’s first gaming mobile is a beast with a side pop-up camera and up to 16 GB of RAM

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel: Lenovo's first gaming mobile is a beast with a side pop-up camera and up to 16 GB of RAM,side pop-up camera Phone

Time was rumored that Lenovo had in hand a particular gaming mobile and, indeed, it was. The company has just announced the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel , a top-of-the-line device that has some peculiar implementation, such as the pop-up camera on the side (somewhat thought to be streaming) and 16 GB of RAM.

The price of the device, which will arrive in different versions of RAM and storage, has not been disclosed as it will depend on each market. What Lenovo has confirmed is that it will be available in China in July and that it will reach some markets in Asia Pacific, EMEA and Latin America later. We will update the article when we know the price for Spain. With that said, let’s see what the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel offers.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel Data Sheet

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT169.17 x 78.48 x 9.9 mm
239 grams
Resolution FullHD + (2,340 x 1,080 pixels)
144 Hz
PROCESSORSnapdragon 865+
GPU Adreno 650
REAR CAMERA64 MP f / 1.89
16 MP wide angle f / 2.2, 120º
FRONT CAMERA20 MP f / 2.2, 81.7º Side
BATTERY5,000 mAh
90W fast charge
OPERATING SYSTEMAndroid with Legion OS
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
RGB rear port
Liquid cooling

Let there be no hertz

Lenovo Legion Camera

We start, as always, reviewing the aesthetic section. The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel has an aggressive rear, with a line pattern based on gaming devices and configurable RGB lights . The rear camera has been placed right in the center of the terminal, since as we will see later, the mobile has been designed to be used horizontally. It has two USB Type-C ports, one on the bottom edge and one on the side, and although it does not have a headphone jack, a USB Type-C-minijack adapter is included in the box.

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As for the screen, the Lenovo Legion mounts a 6.59-inch AMOLED panel in 19.5: 9 format with FullHD + resolution (2,340 x 1,080 pixels). All in all, the most striking is its refresh rate, which amounts to 144 Hz with a sampling rate of 240 Hz. The most normal thing on the market is that it stays at 90 Hz or 120 Hz in some models. Terminals with 144 Hz are counted on the fingers of one hand , at least for now. On the front it also has two stereo speakers and four noise-reducing microphones.

The front camera has not been placed in a notch or a hole in the screen, but Lenovo has decided to take it to a pop-up mechanism placed on the side . A priori, that means that to take a selfie we will have to take the phone horizontally. Be that as it may, it is a function that is designed to stream on YouTube or Twitch.

Armed to the teeth


Like any self-respecting mobile gamer, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel has the latest of the latest under the hood. Specifically, we are talking about a Snapdragon 865+ processor , the latest from Qualcomm, and the Adreno 650 GPU, so moving heavy games is not going to be a problem. Alongside the processor we find 12 or 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512 GB of internal UFS 3.1 storage.

Its battery is striking. Not only because it is 5,000 mAh, but because Lenovo has divided it into two batteries of 2,500 mAH each . The idea, they explain from the company, is to avoid that the player has to touch with his hands the area of ​​the back where the processor is, which usually gets hot during long gaming sessions. Be that as it may, the company has not forgotten about refrigeration and has implemented two liquid and copper refrigeration tubes.


Speaking of battery, the device has a 90W fast charging system that uses the two USB Type-C ports (the bottom and the side) to charge the terminal faster. According to Lenovo, this system allows you to charge 50% of the battery in 10 minutes and complete the charge in 30 minutes, although they are laboratory figures.

As for the operating system, it is Android 10 with Legion OS , a customization layer that adapts the interface of the device to improve its horizontal use. It has six different themes, each with a color combination and, although it is intended to be used horizontally, it can be changed to vertical at any time. In terms of connectivity, the Lenovo Legion has 5G NSA and SA, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC . It is compatible with GPS; Glonass, Beidou, Galileo and QZSS.

Front camera designed for streamers


We finish talking about the photographic section. Lenovo has implemented two sensors at the rear, the first being a 64-megapixel sensor that, in practice, will take 16-megapixel photos thanks to pixel combining technology . The secondary sensor is a 16 megapixel wide angle with a 120º field of view.

But the most curious camera is the front one. As we said previously, Lenovo has taken it to one of the sides, something designed to stream our gaming sessions next to our face. When not in use, the camera will hide in the edge so as not to disturb. The sensor has a resolution of 20 megapixels and a field of view of 81.7º.

Versions and price of Lenovo Legion Phone Duel


The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel will be released first in China throughout the month of July and will reach some markets in Asia Pacific, EMEA and Latin America later . It will be available in Vengeance Red and Blazing Blue with different internal storage configurations that have not been disclosed, although it will be the result of combining 12/16 GB of RAM with 256/512 GB of internal storage. We will update when we know the prices.



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