When does a smartphone cease being a smartphone and develop into a cellular console? That is perhaps the query for Lenovo’s new Legion Telephone Duel 2. The brand new smartphone comes with two USB-C ports for 90-watt charging, eight digital keys, and a pop-out selfie cam that makes Twitch streaming potential.
Any gaming cellphone wants high-end specs, and the Legion Telephone Duel 2 (we’ll simply Legion for the remainder of this text) doesn’t disappoint. It packs a top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor, as much as 18 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and as much as 512 GB of UFS3.1 storage. The display is a 6.92 inch, 2460 x 1080, 144 Hz, AMOLED, HDR gaming show with a 720 Hz contact sampling fee. That prime sampling fee ought to assist with twitch-movement video games like Fortnite.
Talking of gaming, the Lenovo packs loads of options for avid gamers. It has eight “Octa-Set off” digital buttons you may map to completely different controls, two followers to maintain the cellphone cool, twin haptic motors, and software program tweaks to allow you to customise your gameplay.
Look in the back of the cellphone, and also you’ll discover a wierd setup. Lenovo delegated a lot of the heat-generating elements to the center of the cellphone and the followers talked about above. That’s presumably to maintain the cellphone cool, nevertheless it additionally let Lenovo cut up the 5500mAh complete battery in two and transfer them to the perimeters.
Not solely does that setup offer you a pure place to place your fingers in a horizontal place, nevertheless it additionally let Lenovo throw in its charging trick. The Legion has two USB-C ports as a substitute of the same old one. On prime of that, it comes with a 90 Watt brick with two USB-C ports. Join two cables from brick to cellphone, and it prices at an astounding 90 Watts, topping even OnePlus, which manages 65 watts.
It does that by charging “each batteries” in parallel (on the similar time). If you happen to solely use one twine, you’ll nonetheless cost the whole battery, however “solely” at 45 Watts. Whenever you’re able to stream to Twitch or different companies, the Legion may also help with that too.
It has a pop-out 44 MP selfie cam hidden beneath the ability button. Whenever you activate streaming and allow the digicam, the cellphone will ship off your sport stream and your video, supplying you with a full streaming setup out of the field. It’s not a gaming system with out RGB, and the Legion is not any exception. You’ll discover RGB lighting you may customise on the again and in the principle fan.
Whenever you need to use the Legion as a plain-old cellphone, it may well handle that too. It runs Android 11 and has two rear cameras, a 64 MP foremost lens, and a 16 MP ultra-wide. Sadly, the one factor Lenovo isn’t promising but is U.S. availability and pricing.
Lenovo plans to launch the Legion first in China this month, adopted by a possible Could launch in Europe. In Europe, the cellphone will embody a charging dock and begin at €999.00.