Lenovo Legion Phone Duel With Landscape Camera Coming this Month

Lenovo Legion Phone
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Lenovo today announced the Legion Phone Duel, the company’s first gaming phone, which uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform. The handset will be available in select markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as later in the year in Latin America, but there are no plans to bring it to the United States. The phone will go by the name “Legion Phone Pro” in China, and pricing was not immediately made available. 

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CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G
GraphicsQualcomm Adreno 650
Display6.6-inch, 19.5:9 (2340 x 1080), 144Hz, AMOLED display
RAM12 or 16GB LPDDR5
Storage256 or 512GB UFS 3.1
Battery2x 2,500 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid 10/ZUI 12/Legion OS
Cameras64MP rear, 16MP ultrawide, 20MP front camera
Size6.7 x 3.1 x 0.4 inches / 169.2 x 78.5 x 9.9 mm

The Duel will boast an 6.6-inch FHD, AMOLED 144 Hz display. Depending on the market, it comes with either 12 or 16GB of RAM and 256 or 512GB of storage.

Besides the 64MP rear camera and 16MP ultrawide shooter, there’s also a 20MP pop-up selfie camera designed for landscape mode. In theory, you’ll use this to stream games along with the four noise-cancelling microphones.

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The phone will come running Android 10, with software called Lenovo Legion Realm to change hardware settings, pick networks to reduce latency and browse through games from the Google Play Store.

The 5,000 mAh of battery power is split into two 2,500 mAh batteries, each placed on one side of the phone when held horizontally. Lenovo suggests that placement should keep the back of the phone cool, as you’re not as close to the phone’s mainboard while you’re gaming.

With two USB-C ports, you can charge with a single 65W brick or go up to 90W for 50% charge in 10 minutes and a full charge in half an hour by using two power cords.

Lenovo is also including Legion Assistant software to enhance on-screen control. It includes built-in vibration, a gyroscope to detect motion and make for smoother motion when you use an on-screen joystick.

Lenovo owns the phone maker Motorola and has made its own phones, but has never launched a gaming phone before. The world will see how it performs this month. 

Andrew E. Freedman is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware focusing on laptops, desktops and gaming. He also keeps up with the latest news. A lover of all things gaming and tech, his previous work has shown up in Tom's Guide, Laptop Mag, Kotaku, PCMag and Complex, among others. Follow him on Threads @FreedmanAE and Mastodon @FreedmanAE.mastodon.social.