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Lenovo Legion gaming phone leaked: side-mounted pop-up camera, 144Hz display and more

On: May 5, 2020

Lenovo’s Legion gaming phone is all set to debut soon as the first-ever smartphone offering from the brand’s gaming division. The existence of the phone has been confirmed in the past by Qualcomm, which released a list of upcoming Snapdragon 865-powered phones, followed by a dedicated Weibo page for the same. Pricebaba then spotted high-resolution coloured renders of the upcoming smartphone on China’s patent website CNIPA.

XDA Developers has now obtained multiple unreleased teaser videos showcasing the likely design of the upcoming gaming phone and it looks different from the renders we spotted earlier. Apart from that, the publication has also revealed some key specifications of the phone. Here’s everything the latest leak revealed about the upcoming phone.

Lenovo Legion gaming phone design

The Lenovo Legion gaming phone will come with a side-mounted elevating camera

The Lenovo Legion gaming phone will come with a side-mounted elevating camera

We already know a few things about the Legion gaming phone, including a Snapdragon 865 SoC, disruptive cooling mechanism, and 90W fast charging, all of which have been confirmed by the brand via its Weibo page. Staying true to the gaming DNA, Legion is designing the smartphone to be held horizontally. This is evident from the placement of the pop-up selfie camera, which is located on the side with a LED flash module right above the sensor.

The Lenovo Legion gaming phone features a dual camera on the back

The Lenovo Legion gaming phone features a dual camera on the back

The unusual placement of cameras continues on the rear panel as well, where the dual camera setup is placed nearly in the middle of the panel with a dual-tone LED flash right above the Legion star logo. The star logo will feature RGB lighting for gamer aesthetics. Place right above the LED flash is what looks like the elevating module with the Legion logo on it. We can also see the Legion’s gaming slogan, ‘Stylish outside, Savage Inside‘ on the rear panel, which itself appears to be a smooth metal with a 3D texture or polycarbonate.

Othe design elements include a side-mounted USB Type-C port, SIM card tray alongside the primary USB-C charging port on the bottom, and a noise-cancelling mic on the top. There’s no 3.5mm audio jack on the smartphone, which is a massive omission for a gaming phone. Further, the source reveals that the 90W fast charging technology will work only through the Type-C port on the bottom, and can charge the phone to 100 percent in just 30 minutes.

Lenovo Legion gaming phone specifications and features

The Lenovo Legion gaming phone will come with 90W fast charging that can charge to 100% in just 30 minutes

The Lenovo Legion gaming phone will come with 90W fast charging that can charge to 100% in just 30 minutes

On the topic of fast charging, Lenovo has revealed in a teaser video that it has managed to achieve such fast charging technology by using a 5000mAh dual-cell battery design. The report also sheds light on phone’s “uEngine,” which is symmetrical dual X-axis linear vibration motor fir impressive in-game feedback. Lenovo claims that the phone will have a 3D cooling tower structure with dual heat pipe partitions for enhanced cooling.

The report reveals that the Legion gaming phone will have UFS 3.0 internal storage, 144Hz refresh rate, 270Hz touch sampling rate, FHD+ flat display and Android 10 with Lenovo’s ZUI 12. The report has also revealed that the phone will have 64MP + 16MP wide-angle setup on the back and a 20MP selfie camera.

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