Lenovo has announced the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel— an immersive and fast-charging gaming smartphone with sub-6 5G for better coverage and tested speeds up to 2.52 Gb/s.
With six specially customized layout themes to choose from, each with distinctive design details, colors, and icons that resonate with gamers, you can stay in gaming-centric landscape mode or switch to portrait mode. Plus, the Home mode allows you to cast to or play on a connected external monitor/TV while using either a wireless keyboard and mouse, or your preferred wired accessories via a dock.
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel plays like a mobile gaming console with virtual gaming tools, gaming capabilities, and an optimized battery that is claimed to last up to a full day of average phone usage. Its virtual joystick and dual ultrasonic trigger buttons are embedded, and dual vibration engines provide life-like feedback for deeper gameplay immersion.
It comes with the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform that delivers revved-up performance across the board for incredibly-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming™, plus global 5G support. For enhanced power efficiency, get advanced 5th gen memory chips, up to 16GB LPDDR5 high capacity RAM or the optional 12GB configuration, and ample storage up to 512GB UFS 3.1.
It sports a 6.65-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080) AMOLED touchscreen display with 144Hz refresh rate for videos and gaming images. Lenovo Legion Phone Duel’s 240Hz touch sampling rate will also make you wonder how you ever put up with time lags before. The device is powered by a high capacity 5000mAh battery and uses dual 2500mAh batteries placed in gamer’s grip areas on either side of the central logic board.
Lenovo uses advanced methods to better dissipate heat with dual liquid-cooling and copper tubes, plus moving the dual 2500mAh batteries off to the sides where gamers’ hands would rest (vs. forcing them to touch the warm logic board encasing the processor), Lenovo made the handset easier to hold while also extending gameplay without the fear of overheating.
A convenient center charging port means your cord won’t get in the way while catching a battery boost when gaming in landscape mode. Full 90W Turbo Power Charging takes both charging cords (from center and side ports) to power up both batteries for a combined total of 5000mAh. Go from zero to up to 50 percent power in only 10 minutes, and a full charge only takes 30 minutes.
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel comes with the dual front-facing stereo speakers with large 1.4cc acoustics chambers for amazing far-reaching sound quality. Lenovo Legion Assistant provides the near instant, dynamic and surrounding vibration from specialized engines in the phone simulate the feel of in-game hits. A built-in gyroscope sensor detects motion and complex orientation changes, like while watching a 360-degree video, or when your screen view autorotates whenever you rotate your phone on its horizontal axis. Its virtual joystick feature works by moving your thumb around on the screen while playing a game, either to aim or to move players in a new direction.
These in-screen touch signals are mapped to gyro sensors which are continually sending data to the display driver resulting in the smooth rotations and execution of commands in-game. Simply tilt and angle your phone to aim or use it as your steering wheel in your favorite racing title. Further enhancing a more tactile gaming experience are the Audio to Vibration (A2V) features, this tool analyzes audio directional signals for in-game cues to trigger associated stimulations, allowing you to hear and feel sound and vibration from the right if your racecar was hit on that side.
Designed to offer gamers better grip, the phone feels solid at 239 grams (8.43 ounces) and is 9.9 mm (0.38 in) at its thickest point. Turn heads and show off your passion for gaming in a high-octane red or cool blue with programmable RGB lighting effects for Lenovo Legion’s recognizable “Y” icon and the back of its pop-up selfie camera. Lights can also be programmed to dynamically change depending on in-game effects for a more immersive experience.
With the phone’s customized software dashboard called Lenovo Legion Realm, wherever gamers are, they can tweak hardware performance settings, scroll through the latest downloadable titles in Google Play™, and select the enabled network that gives you the best quality and/or least traffic in that moment, i.e. WLAN, 5G1, or Wi-Fi 66, to help reduce video and in-game latency.
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel comes with a 20MP front camera capable of recording 4K resolution videos that stays tucked inside bezel when not live streaming for a clean look, also features auto-retract drop protection. On the back, there is 64MP rear camera that has a quad pixel sensor for shooting high-quality, and a16MP resolution secondary camera. It also comes with the mobile broadcasting features for YouTube™ and Twitch™ channel streamers ditching their cumbersome home recording studios for good. Four noise-cancelling microphones record audio from all around to allow live streamers to easily record themselves at eSports events and other busy environments.
To self-record your voice and reactions as you play, simply wake the built-in front camera while gaming to simultaneously record and overlay your image on-screen. This feature is compatible with popular streaming apps. With a multiple video lens, anyone can host a streaming channel. You can remove the background and use AI to auto-enhance your image via our selfie editor featuring several unique retouching filters and correction options for adding a sense of style. At launch, users can auto-enhance images with Lenovo's programmed adjustments for a more balanced appearance, and later via a phone update, this feature will also allow users to adjust filter settings to their liking (up to 100 levels of varying intensity), before sharing stylized clips. Device also supports application of fun augmented reality stickers called Playground “Playmoji”.
With the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel, as soon as a gamer ends a session, you can review all the gaming highlights on-the-fly via a preview screen, so all you need do is select, then merge recorded clips together if desired, before easily sharing with others. And if you’ve just knocked out a tough enemy in a game but forgot to hit record— fear not, just use a finger to slide your right ultrasonic trigger key to the left to go back in time to relive hero moments and instantly reversely-record what just happened to share proof of your victory with battle mates, fans and friends.
The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel (called Lenovo Legion Phone Pro in China) is expected to be available starting July in China and in select markets in Asia Pacific, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and Latin America to come later. Pricing, availability and timing may vary per geographical market.