Lenovo presents Legion Phone Duel: its first high-end gaming smartphone

Lenovo presents Legion Phone Duel: its first high-end gaming smartphone

For the past three years Lenovo has been betting on its line of gaming gear, the Legion. And today the Legion Phone Duel was officially unveiled, after rumors and teasings of his smartphone dedicated to video games. The model is the brand's commitment to offering equipment not only in line with the top-of-the-range models on the market, but also advancing with its own mechanisms for greater immersion.

The Legion Phone Duel is a 5G device (with Wi-Fi 6 support), with six layout configurations chosen by the players, changing not only the HUD design, but also the colors and icons of the theme. The brand also emphasizes the Home mode, to transmit or reproduce the image on a television or external monitor, together with a wireless keyboard and mouse to interact with the contents. Or if you prefer, use a dockstation to connect peripherals via wires.

Basically Lenovo wants users to consume the smartphone as a portable game console by winking Nintendo's Switch. The equipment has a virtual joystick and built-in firing buttons, also using double vibration mechanisms, helping to transmit the feedback of the action.

Inside, the smartphone has a Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G processor from Qualcomm, up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and internal storage of 512 GB USF 3.1. It has a 6.65-inch AMOLED screen, with resolutions up to 2340×1080, and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. On the other hand, touch responds at a rate of 250 Hz.

The equipment also has two batteries of 2,500 mAh, placed on the ends of the equipment, thus adding 5,000 mAh. The decision of this configuration is related to the best ability to dissipate heat, with double tubes of liquid and copper cooling, making it also easier to hold while playing. The company also highlights the central charging port, so that the cable does not hinder gaming sessions while charging the battery, even though it requires two 90 W charging cables for each one. 50% loads are promised in 10 minutes and a full charge in 30 minutes.

Lenovo also revealed the Legion Assistant system, which manages all movements and touches on the smartphone, as well as the virtual gamepad. It is explained that the gyro sensors detect movements, changes in orientation, including 360-degree video, and optimize the entire experience. As an example, using the virtual finger joystick while pointing or moving characters in another direction. It serves for steel games, but also for driving, so you can look around the scene, while turning the steering wheel in another direction, explains the company.

For cameras, the Legion Phone Duel has a rear sensor of 64 MP, supported by a four-pixel sensor with a resolution of 16 MP to capture photos in darker conditions. The smartphone can also record in 4K at 60 FPS. The 20 MP selfie camera.

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel hits the Chinese market this month, with dates yet to be revealed to the west, with this year's forecast.