Lenovo’s gaming laptops — mostly Legion series — have been in the market for some time, but today, it’s their gaming smartphone that catches the eye. The Lenovo Legion Duel is without a doubt the best smartphone in the market, at least on paper. Let’s just say that this smartphone will suffice your itch to flawless mobile gaming.
The Lenovo Legion Duel has a 6.65-inch AMOLED display that has a 144Hz refresh rate with 240Hz touch sampling. There’s a near-to-no bezel, probably the least on a gaming smartphone, dual speakers, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. While the market has been getting used to the top-popping selfie camera, this one brings a side-mounted selfie cam. The mechanisms feature a 20MP selfie camera which will let gamers record their commentary while gaming. Plus add to that pressure-sensitive shoulder triggers and 4 mics for best sound recording.
The shoulder trigger and 144Hz won’t remain a gimmick but a useful feature as Lenovo said it has optimized both for 130+ games and is working with more developers to take full use of its hardware. Though, if it will only remain in words or not is a thing to be seen another day. The Duel also has an advanced cooling system that has two heat pipes and Lenovo’s U-Engine dual X-axis vibration motor for enhanced vibration — Lenovo claims over 100 types of long vibration patterns and 13 kinds of low-response type.
Besides that, we have the Snapdragon 865+ chipset that offers 10% CPU and GPU improvement over the Snapdragon 865. The phone will also have up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
Nothing fancy in the camera department as it comes with 64MP primary shooter and a 16MP ultrawide sensor in the middle. Powering this heckuva phone is a 5,000mAh battery — not a single cell but two 2,500mAh cell each. Not to worry though, as it brings the mind-boggling 90W fast charging which can fully charge a phone in just 30 minutes. However, to fully use it, you need to plug in chargers in the two USB-C ports located at the bottom and the left side. This will charge two batteries at the same time.
The phone has WiFi 6 which can work with the 5G connection simultaneously for interrupted low-latency gaming and amazing download speeds. There’s also a range of other accessories from Lenovo, one of which will let you connect your phone to a monitor.
The Lenovo Legion Duel is set to go on pre-orders starting today for CNY 3,499 (~NPR 59,608) for an 8GB/128GB variant.
For the 12GB/128GB model, you’ll have to shell out CNY 3,899 (~NPR 66,423). And for the maxed-out 16GB/512GB option, it’s priced at CNY 5,999 (~NPR 1,02,198)
The phone will go on sale in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, however, there’s no word of availability of the device in the US and Nepal.