March was the month for brand new gaming telephones, with the the Crimson Magic 6, Asus ROG Cellphone 5 and Black Shark four all launching inside a number of days of one another. It seems like that development is continuous into April, with Lenovo launching the Legion Cellphone Duel 2 at an occasion in China.
It is arguably essentially the most eye-catching of the lot, with quite a few options you merely will not discover on different handsets. Essentially the most notable of those is a pop-up selfie digicam built-in to the aspect of the machine – getting back from the primary Legion Cellphone Duel, it is now 44Mp, full with an 84° area of view. This permits for wide-angle selfies and photographs to be captured whereas utilizing the telephone horizontally for gaming.
The ‘Duel’ branding is in reference to the telephone’s two batteries, each 2,750mAh cells which mix to offer a complete 5,500mAh capability. 90W wired charging will get you a full cost in simply 30 minutes, though you may have to buy a separate adapter and connect with each USB-C ports on the identical time. Lenovo says it has been designed on this means with a purpose to handle warmth distribution and stop the world across the CPU from overheating. That is helped by a complicated cooling system, which features a built-in twin-turbo fan. Crucially, this does not get any louder than 27dB.
That is all housed inside a central panel of glass, the place you may additionally the place you may discover the unusually-positioned rear cameras. A 64Mp major sensor (able to 8K video) is joined by 16Mp ultrawide, though it is unusual to solely two lenses as of late. As it is a gaming telephone, there’s additionally some RGB lighting occurring right here.
The Legion Cellphone Duel 2 is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset, which gives top-of-the-line efficiency and gives 5G connectivity. It combines with 12/16GB of RAM and 256/512GB of storage throughout two configurations. This central panel of glass can be the place you may discover the unusually-positioned rear cameras, with a 64Mp major sensor (able to 8K video) and 16Mp ultrawide. As it is a gaming telephone, there’s additionally some RGB lighting occurring right here.
That is with out even mentioning the show, the world which has arguably seen essentially the most notable improve. The Legion Cellphone Duel 2 is now packing a 6.92in, Full HD (2460×1080) AMOLED show, up from 6.6in on its predecessor. It sticks with the silky clean 144Hz refresh price, though the 165Hz Crimson Magic 6 and 6 Professional are actually the market leaders on this regard. One space Lenovo does have the higher hand is contact sampling price, providing a powerful 720Hz.
There are additionally a number of options particularly designed with avid gamers in thoughts. They embody a complete of eight digital keys dotted across the machine, aiming to offer a controller-like expertise out of your telephone. This combines with a brand new haptic suggestions system for extra life like contact suggestions and, hopefully, a extra immersive gaming expertise. Elsewhere, you additionally get twin front-facing audio system (full with Dolby Atmos assist) and 4 microphones with noise-reduction expertise.
The Lenovo Legion Cellphone Duel 2 is predicted to reach in Europe in Might. It’s going to begin at £699/€799 for 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, whereas the 16GB/256GB model will value £899/€999.
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