The Lenovo Legion smartphone is expected to be launched sometime this year. Notably, Legion is Lenovo’s gaming subsidiary brand that sells laptops exclusively made for gamers. It is now all set to enter the gaming smartphone niche to take on devices from ASUS’s ROG Phone series, nubia’s Red Magic and Black Shark. Qualcomm recently confirmed the existence of the device when it released a list of upcoming Snapdragon 865-powered phones. The Legion phone also has a dedicated Weibo page in China. Pricebaba has now spotted the Lenovo Legion smartphone on the China’s patent website, CNIPA.
The listing of the Lenovo Legion phone on the patent website has several high-resolution images of the upcoming smartphone, giving us a complete view of the handset. In the images, the Legion gaming smartphone is showcased in two colour variants, red and a metallic grey. In the front, the phone is seen sporting a tall display with bezels on the top and bottom. There is a selfie camera embedded inside the top bezel, along with a earpiece.The back panel houses the traditional Legion logo resembling a shuriken in the center. Interestingly, the back panel appears to be transparent on both colour variants, revealing Legion branding inside as well as some inscriptions confirming a couple of key details of the smartphone. One of these says 855 Qualcomm. However, since the phone is already confirmed to feature the Snapdragon 865 processor, we assume this will change at launch.
We can also see a physical fan with the word ‘Cool’ inscribed beside it. This could be the new “disruptive” cooling technology Lenovo teased earlier. Another inscription reveals that the smartphone will feature a massive 5,050mAh battery. Lenovo has already confirmed that it will offer at least 55W fast charging. We can also spot a triple camera module on the back. On the right side, the Legion phone has what looks like touch-sensitive shoulder buttons for gaming, a power button, volume rockers and a OnePlus-like alert slider or mute switch. On the left, we can see a secondary Type-C port just like we did on the ASUS Rog Phone 2, which means Lenovo could launch a series of clip-on accessories for the phone as well. At the bottom, we can see the ejectable SIM card tray, USB Type-C port and a single loudspeaker grill. There are two more speakers on the top.
As of now, not much is known about the upcoming smartphone, however rumours suggest it will feature LPDDR5 RAM, the latest UFS storage, and up to a 144Hz refresh rate.