The Lenovo Legion Cellphone Duel – also called the Legion Cellphone Professional in China – is the corporate’s first try at a flagship gaming telephone, and it is gone all-out from the phrase go.
With the world’s quickest processors, twin batteries, and a selfie digicam that pops out of the facet of the telephone, the Legion Cellphone Duel is not fairly like anything in the marketplace.
This is every little thing we all know in regards to the Legion Cellphone, together with when the telephone truly comes out within the UK.
When is the Lenovo Legion Cellphone Duel popping out?
The Legion Cellphone was introduced in China on 22 July, and went on sale within the nation that month too.
It took a bit longer to succeed in different markets nevertheless, however the telephone is now out there to pre-order within the UK forward of a correct launch on 25 October. That is the for the black-and-red mannequin of the telephone solely, with the blue model resulting from observe “later within the 12 months.”
Sadly there will not be a US launch for the telephone, however devoted US followers can at all times import one.
How a lot does the Lenovo Legion Cellphone price?
Within the UK the Legion Cellphone Duel begins from £799 for a mannequin with 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage, and £899 for a model with 16GB of RAM and 512GB cupboard space.
On the time of writing solely the pricier £899 model is obtainable to pre-order direct from Lenovo, however if you happen to get in early you can get it together with a free reward utilizing the code ‘LEGIONEARLYBIRD’: your selection of a Lenovo Sensible Clock or Yoga Energetic Noise Cancelling headphones.
What are the Legion Cellphone specs & options?
The Legion Cellphone Duel is a reasonably uncommon telephone. It could appear to be an ordinary gaming telephone at first, however underneath the floor there’s much more happening.
First up, listed below are the core specs:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G
8/12/16GB LPDDR5 RAM
128/256/512GB UFS 3.1 storage
6.59in FHD+ 144Hz AMOLED display screen
Stereo audio system
64Mp major digicam
16Mp ultrawide digicam
20Mp selfie digicam
90W quick charging
The headline spec there may be the Snapdragon 865 Plus. That is the overclocked model of Qualcomm’s flagship processor, and the Legion Cellphone Duel is the primary telephone on the earth to make use of it, alongside the Asus ROG Cellphone 3.
The 865+ guarantees 10% extra CPU clock velocity, 10% quicker graphics, and quicker Wi-Fi with speeds as much as 3.6Gbps – to not point out 5G help in fact.
Lenovo is pairing it with as much as 16GB RAM and 512GB of storage (particular choices range by market), so the telephone must be blazing quick and have loads of area for video games.
The show is a 6.59in AMOLED with a 144Hz refresh price. That is the quickest in the marketplace, although it is price noting that Lenovo did not get there first – the Nubia Crimson Magic 5G included 144Hz earlier this 12 months. The show caps out at FHD+ decision, however most players would prioritise body price over decision any day, particularly at this display screen dimension.
The display screen is not interrupted by any notch or punch-hole digicam due to utilizing a pop-up lens – however one mounted on the facet of the telephone. It is an uncommon selection, however one designed to facilitate selfies and streaming whereas taking part in video games in panorama telephone – and certainly if you happen to open the digicam whereas gaming you’ll be able to instantly begin recording or streaming the digicam feed in an overlay, with software program that is supposedly suitable with most main streaming companies.
That digicam is a 20Mp f/2.2 lens, however the rear cameras are much more spectacular. The principle lens makes use of a 64Mp sensor with 0.Eight µm pixels and an aperture of f/1.89, which ought to seize a great deal of mild for glorious detailed photos. It is paired with a 16Mp f/2.2 ultrawide lens, and these are mounted within the centre of the telephone in order that your fingers will not block the lenses when it is held in panorama.
In reality the telephone has been designed for panorama use from top-to-bottom. The Legion OS software program – constructed on prime of Android 10 – is optimised for panorama use (although you’ll be able to in fact use it in portrait too) and Lenovo has even moved the telephone’s internals to optimise cooling (utilizing liquid cooling, naturally) and warmth distribution when the telephone is on its facet.
That comes right down to the batteries too – sure, plural. The Legion Cellphone Duel has a 5,000mAh capability, however that is truly cut up between two 2,500mAh cells. That is higher for warmth distribution, but in addition permits the telephone to hit 90W quick charging by charging the 2 cells concurrently – although you will want to make use of each USB-C ports directly to hit these speeds, which may prime the telephone up absolutely in simply half an hour.
A kind of USB-C ports is on the telephone’s facet – in order that it is on the backside in panorama, and thus not in the best way whereas charging. The telephone additionally contains ultrasonic shoulder buttons for gaming, and might be paired with both a gamepad or a mouse and keyboard combo for desktop-style gaming from the telephone.
The Legion Cellphone Duel is a gaming telephone, so it is no shock that it comes decked with RGB lighting throughout the rear, together with on the again of the pop-up selfie lens to finish the impact. It is out there in Vengeance Crimson or Blazing Blue.