KEY POINTS

  • Lenovo set up an account on the Chinese social site Weibo for the Legion gaming phone
  • The company shared three videos teasing about the new gaming smartphone 
  • Lenovo has yet to confirm the existence of a Lenovo gaming phone

Chinese tech company Lenovo is reportedly preparing to enter into the gaming phone industry soon through its Legion brand. The company earlier launched a few gaming-centered phones in China under the Lenovo brand. It appears that it is now considering to have a more focused approach by using its expertise to launch a gaming phone(s) under the Legion brand based on this latest report.

The Chinese tech company has reportedly made a new Weibo account for its gaming smartphones under the Legion brand. Weibo is the Chinese counterpart of social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter. The account is confirmed and verified owned by Lenovo Mobile Communications Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd., which means it is legit.

The Weibo account will most likely be the company’s marketing arm in sharing news and details about its upcoming Lenovo gaming phone under the Legion brand. So far, there is nothing on the account, so we do not have that much information about the rumored gaming smartphone. But, the videos and posts shared by the company’s alleged official Weibo account hints that a Lenovo gaming phone is in the works.

The Chinese company has not shared anything about its plans for launching a gaming phone under the Legion brand in the past. But, it seems that Lenovo is imitating ASUS’s footsteps at leveraging on the expertise of its subsidiary to introduce a gaming smartphone in the market. In July 2019, Lenovo confirmed releasing a smartphone that houses Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC.

The confirmation sparked speculations that Lenovo might be developing a gaming smartphone. Later, rumors claimed that the Chinese company is planning to launch a smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. But, Lenovo has not yet confirmed this.

The Chinese tech company has a gaming-centered lineup in China and has been releasing smartphones under the iQOO series, which debuted earlier in 2019. The rumored Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone, it materializes, has to offer something that ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) could not attract consumers. While these details are interesting, we recommend taking these with a pinch of salt, considering that the report is unofficial.