Legion Phone Duel: Lenovo launches 5G gaming smartphone

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Lenovo has announced a new 5G gaming smartphone — the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel — which is packed with features meant to enhance the mobile gaming and streaming experience.

Among the phone’s hardware highlights are its ample RAM (up to 16GB), dual batteries adding up to 5000mAh, and AMOLED touchscreen with a 144Hz refresh rate.

Other unique features include a central charging cord on the side of the phone, allowing gamers to easily charge the device while playing in landscape mode.

The gaming smartphone also includes the Lenovo Legion Assistant, which provides virtual gamepads controls and keymapping tools.

It goes all-in with the gamer aesthetic, even offering RGB lighting effects.

In terms of streaming, the phone includes mobile broadcasting and game recording, with a handy front-facing pop-up camera.

You can activate this camera while you’re gaming, according to Lenovo. The Legion Phone Duel lets you overlay your image on-screen with your gameplay — turning the smartphone into a handy streamer device.

Legion Phone Duel: Hardware and specs

While the Legion Phone Duel has unique features that will appeal to gamers, it also has impressive hardware.

You can see the gaming smartphone’s main specifications below:

  • Processor: Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • RAM: 12GB/16GB
  • Onboard storage: 256GB/512GB
  • Battery: 5000mAh (two 2500mAh batteries)
  • Display: 6.65-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate
  • Rear camera: 64MP main lens + 16MP ultra-wide lens
  • Front-facing camera: 20MP

The smartphone also supports 5G connectivity and fast charging.

You can see the full details on the Lenovo website.

The phone will launch in China in July, with additional markets following at a later date.

Availability and price for South Africa have yet to be confirmed.

Megan Ellis, Editor
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