While someone at Lenovo should be fired for naming this device, this upcoming Android 5G phone means business. Dubbed the “Lenovo Legion Phone Duel” (yes, I know), the phone packs super-fast 5G, a 6.65-inch FHD AMOLED and a 5,000mAh battery. The device is created with gamers in mind and everything about it seems to be tailormade for gaming. This includes 512GB of storage, both a 16GB and 12GB of RAM configuration and the incredibly-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset.
According to Lenovo, the Legion Phone Duel was designed with key gaming principles. Dual vibration engines give the phone a controller kickback feeling and even the advanced liquid cooling methods have been built around keeping the device cool during gaming. I found it interesting how the 5000mAh battery is split into two and placed on each side of the device. This means the charging port is smack bang in the middle of the device so you can charge the phone while gaming.
Lenovo also claims charging is super-fast too. Users can reach 50% battery within just 10 minutes and max it out after only 30 minutes. All this power is packed into a device that only weighs 239 grams and is 9.9mm at its thickest point. No gaming device would be complete without RGB and the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel features a programmable “Y” icon at the back that can be tweaked and changed.
As for the camera system, it packs a 20MP front camera which is pretty impressive. The camera slides in and out of the device when in a landscape position which means it can double-up as a webcam while streaming. The slide-up camera even includes a status light so users can see when it is on. Just like a laptop does. All of a sudden I feel like every phone should have this camera now. The back camera system combines together in a 64MP array. It also includes a quad pixel sensor.
As for the pricing, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel will vary per market. The company did not share specific pricing yet but expect the 12GB and 16GB models to vary. The phone will be available in China at first with other markets including South Africa releasing at a later date.
You can watch the over-the-top trailer for the device down below. Honestly, it goes nowhere and barely shows off the phone. Still cool to watch. You can read more about the device here.