KEY POINTS

  • Lenovo unveiled its new gaming phone, the Lenovo Legion Duel
  • The new smartphone was designed for gamers and game streamers and is meant to compete with Asus' ROG Phone 3
  • Lenovo Legion Duel features a pop-up front-facing 20MP camera that can be used for live-streaming

Lenovo recently unveiled its first gaming smartphone called the Legion Phone Duel. Lenovo's announcement was made just before Asus could reveal its latest gaming phone, indicating that it aims to go head-to-head with the other mobile gaming device.

What does the Lenovo Legion Duel offer to users? Here's a quick look at the new gaming phone's specs and features.

Powerful innards

Lenovo equipped the Legion Duel with a Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset, making it one of the most powerful handsets today. This chipset is backed by an Adreno 650 GPU, 12GB or 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB or 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

Gaming-optimized display

The Legion Duel uses a 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 2,340 x 1,080 pixel resolution. This is slightly wider than the 6.59-inch display on ASUS' ROG Phone 3. It also has 144Hz high refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate.

Horizontal UI

Lenovo claims to have the “world’s first deeply customised, horizontal UI.” This means users will get the most out of the phone when it is in landscape position. The company explained that the device was “created specifically for on-the-go gamers passionate about high performance and who prefer the comfort and convenience of playing entirely in horizontal mode.”

Dual batteries

The Legion Duel has a high capacity 5,000 mAh battery made up of two 2,500 mAh batteries. Each battery is placed on one side of the device, with the central logic board nested between them.

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Dual charging ports

The device also has two USB-C ports, both of which offer support for 90W fast charging. The two ports – one at the center and another at the side – allow the device to get fully topped up with a 30-minute charge. The ports can also be used to connect accessories for “desktop-style gameplay.”

Pop-up front-facing camera

Designed from the ground up with gamers in mind, the Lenovo Legion Duel also features a pop-up front-facing 20MP camera that can be used for live-streaming. The camera can be accessed in the middle of a game to record real-time videos that can be shared after the game ends.

The Lenovo Legion Duel has many more features to offer. Interested parties can view the detailed spec sheet here.

The company said pricing varies per region, so fans should stay tuned for more details as they come.