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Lenovo Legion Phone confirmed to pack 144Hz display, Pro variant likely

Lenovo Legion Phone is scheduled to launch in China on July 22, the same day as Asus ROG Phone 3's launch in India.

twitter-logoShubham Verma | July 14, 2020 | Updated 13:47 IST

Highlights

  • Lenovo has released a teaser for the Legion Phone ahead of July 22 launch.
  • The teaser shows Snapdragon 865 SoC instead of Snapdragon 865+ on Legion Phone.
  • Lenovo could launch a Pro variant of Legion Phone with Snapdragon 865+ SoC.

Lenovo is preparing for the launch of its Legion-branded gaming phone on July 22 by building hype around it. The fresh teasers released by the Chinese company have revealed key specifications of the Legion Phone, including the screen refresh rate. The gaming phone will come with a 144Hz display and run on Android 10-based Legion OS, which is a version of Lenovo's ZUI 12 enhanced for gaming. While these specifications seem fit for a gaming phone, others are not.

In the promo teaser shared by Lenovo (via Sparrow News), the specifications sheet of the Legion Phone was outed and it made some surprising revelations. The smartphone will run Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 instead of the Snapdragon 865+, have only 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. For a high-end gaming smartphone, these specifications seem inadequate and unjustifiable. But Lenovo has different plans.

The Chinese company will launch two Legion Phone variants, so while the aforementioned specifications will be found on the vanilla one, a more capable and powerful Pro model will house the top-notch hardware, including the 144Hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage.

A video of the Legion OS in action has been leaked by Sparrow News, as well. It shows an Avengers logo on the wallpaper and thematic elements in the interface, which resembles that of ZUI 12. Since the software is based on Android 10, there is the dark mode on the device. The video also shows there will be 90W fast charging on the smartphone, which will work for the 5000mAh battery under the hood. The Legion Phone will also have 65mm drivers for dual speakers to enhance the gaming experience, as well as let the smartphone double up as a music-centric phone.

Lenovo is launching the Legion Phone on July 22 in China a few hours ahead of its rival's event. The Taiwanese company Asus is set to launch the ROG Phone 3 gaming smartphone on July 22 in India. Both Legion Phone (Pro model) and ROG Phone 3 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor for high-end mobile gaming. The price of the two smartphones is also likely to be nearly the same. While Asus is launching the ROG Phone 3 in India, Lenovo is yet to say a word on the global availability of the Legion Phone.

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