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Lenovo Legion Phone Duel with Snapdragon 865 Plus and side-mounted pop-up camera launched: price, specifications

On: July 22, 2020

Lenovo offers gaming PCs under its Legion brand. The company has now launched its first gaming-centric smartphone in its home country. The device is dubbed as Legion Phone Duel. Like most gaming smartphones in the market, this one too comes with top of the line specifications. 

However, the Legion Phone Duel features a unique design which differentiates itself from its competitors i.e. Asus ROG Phone, Black Shark and nubia. Prior to the launch, rumours had already revealed the smartphone’s design, 144Hz refresh rate, 90Wcharging tech and more. Apart from Lenovo’s Legion Phone Duel, ASUS is also scheduled to unveil its third generation ROG Phone later today. 

Legion Phone Duel specifications and features

The Legion Phone Duel features a side-mounted pop-up camera

The Legion Phone Duel sports a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate screen. The main highlight of the gaming smartphone is its design. It comes with a motorised front camera module mounted on the right side. It aims to aid the gamers during video-chatting or live-streaming since most games are in landscape mode. The selfie camera module houses a 20MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and comes with a status light.

The back panel features a dual-tone X-shaped design with the Legion logo and dual-rear cameras comprising a 64MP main sensor and 16MP ultra-wide lens. There are two ultrasonic trigger buttons and customisable RGB lighting on the back. The Legion Phone Duel is offered in Vengeance Red and Blazing Blue colour options. 

Under the hood, the Legion Phone Duel is equipped with a Snapdragon 865 Plus SoC. The chipset is 5G compatible and supports the sub-6GHz spectrum. The device packs up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and offers 256GB UFS 3.1 onboard storage. The gaming smartphone draws its power from two 2,500mAh battery units with support for 90W fast charging tech that is claimed to top up the device in 30 minutes. 

The Legion Phone Duel is equipped with a dual X-axis linear motor for immersive haptic feedback. It also features a dual liquid cooling system.  Connectivity-wise, it comes with dual USB-C ports, WiFi 6, Bluetooth and NFC.  

Legion Phone Duel pricing and availability

Lenovo’s latest Legion Phone Duel is offered in 8GB+128GB and 12GB+128GB and 12GB+256GB configurations. These are priced at RMB 3499 (~Rs 37,303), RMB 3,899 (~Rs 41,568) and RMB 4,199 (~Rs 44,776) respectively. The Legion Phone Duel is currently up for pre-booking in China with sales commencing from August 15th. It will then launch in select markets in Asia, Latin America and EMEA regions. 

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Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.