The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel is a decked out gaming smartphone with 5G support

This is Lenovo's first gaming smartphone bringing speed and smarter features

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With the mobile gaming scene heating up, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel is the company’s first smartphone vying to capitalise. The phone is created specifically for on-the-go gamers passionate about high performance.

Designed for gaming

In addition the smartphone’s RGB-lit design, its usability and orientation is a perfect fit for gamers. While the phone runs Android 10 and Lenovo’s Legion OS over it, the software is tailored to work in the horizontal manner. Not just this, using landscape mode allows you to cast games on a wireless display or use the smartphone via a dock. The Legion Phone Duel is more than just a smartphone, aiming to almost become a handheld console replacement. It comes with an ergonomic feel and optimisations such as virtual joysticks and embedded dual ultrasonic trigger buttons. Lenovo also claims that the smartphone has dual vibration engines to provide life-like feedback for deeper gameplay immersion.

The Legion Phone Duel sports a pretty snappy 240Hz touch sampling rate

On the front of the smartphone, you find a 6.65-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. This combined with the display’s 240Hz touch sampling rate allows for a blur-free experience. You also get to enjoy 3D stereo sound with the display and a pop-up 20MP front facing camera capable of 4K 30fps video recording. Its layout aids streamers enjoy their games in landscape mode and additional software helps overlay front camera footage directly on games. As for audio, the noise cancelling microphones on the smartphone help to record in eSports events or other busy environments.

Power-packed experience

Inside, the phone is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset. You also get up to 16GB of RAM on the device with 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage to store your games and recordings. Furthermore, the smartphone comes with an advanced dual-liquid cooling technology and dual 2,500mAh batteries off to the side of the smartphone, for 5,000mAh of total juice. These charge at a whopping 90W speed, giving you 50 per cent charge in 10 minutes and a full charge in half an hour.

5,000mAh of power split up into two batteries allows for a 90W charging speed

To ensure that you do not sit idle when the phone is charging, the phone also houses a centre charging Type-C USB port. This allows you to use the smartphone without any obstruction in landscape mode however a second Type-C USB is also present if you prefer to charge the phone vertically by convention. Completing the specification list is the primary dual-camera. You find a 64MP sensor on the smartphone alongside a 16MP ultra-wide option for ensure a good degree of versatility.

Pricing and availability

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel is expected to available as the Lenovo Legion Phone Pro in China starting July. It will also make it to select markets in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Latin America later on. There is no word on official pricing but we will keep you informed.