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Lenovo Legion Phone Pro puts side-mounted selfie camera on Snapdragon 865 Plus-powered gaming phone

Lenovo has launched its first high-end gaming smartphone under the Legion brand with a 144Hz display and Snapdragon 865+ SoC.

twitter-logoShubham Verma | July 22, 2020 | Updated 23:01 IST
Legion Phone Pro has "Stylish Outside. Savage Inside" emblazoned on its back.

Highlights

  • Lenovo has launched its first gaming phone called the Legion Phone Pro.
  • The legion Phone Pro is powered by Snapdragon 865+ and has a 144Hz display.
  • It also comes with a horizontal interface to ease navigation for gamers.

Lenovo has officially announced the launch its first gaming smartphone under its popular Legion brand. It is called the Lenovo Legion Phone Pro in China and Legion Phone Duel otherwise. The Chinese company is putting out all the stops with the Legion Pro -- it has a 144Hz display, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor, and packs 90W fast charging. Of course, the company has added the Legion magic to its first gaming smartphone by adding an ecosystem that can offer high-end gaming. Lenovo's Legion Pro is coming hours ahead of the Asus ROG Phone 3 that will also feature the top-notch Snapdragon processor and 144Hz display.

Lenovo Legion Phone Pro Price

The Legion Phone Pro has multiple variants - the 8GB/128GB variant costs CNY 3,499 (roughly Rs 37,300), the 12GB/128GB variant is priced at CNY 3,899 (roughly Rs 41,580), the 12GB/256GB model comes at a price of CNY 4,199 (roughly Rs 44,800), and finally, the top-notch 16GB/512GB variant will be available at CNY 5,999 (roughly Rs 64,000). The smartphone will be up for pre-orders starting today in China while the sale begins on August 8. The Legion Phone Pro will arrive in other Asian countries later while it is also confirmed to arrive in Latin America, Europe, and Africa. Lenovo is skipping the launch of the smartphone in the US and Canada.

Lenovo Legion Phone Pro Specifications and Features

Lenovo Legion Phone Pro is the company's first gaming phone, and rightly so because it is an addition to its branding from the hit Legion series of laptops. The smartphone is designed in a way that will allow for the best gaming experience by readjusting major hardware and interface in the horizontal landscape. The 20-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture and 81.7-degree FOV is mounted on a flap fixed on the centre of the left edge of the smartphone while the rear cameras - 64-megapixel and 16-megapixel - are at the dead centre of the phone, so as to prevent fingers from obstructing the view when the smartphone is handheld vertically for gaming. But, otherwise, both the cameras can be slightly inconvenient for normal vertical use. The interface of the smartphone has also been optimised accordingly.

The Chinese company is using the top-notch Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor on the Legion Phone Pro, along with the X55 modem for 5G connectivity using the sub-6GHz spectrum. There is up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage, which is theoretically the fastest protocol for data read and write. The smartphone has dual-vibration motors for a much effective and responsive haptic feedback on games and otherwise operation. Legion Phone Pro also has ultrasonic touch-sensitive sensors, which will allow you to reassign virtual buttons towards the phone's edges to give the feel of a controller.

Lenovo's Legion Phone Pro comes with two USB-C ports, one at the bottom and one on the side, opposite the selfie camera module. The company is claiming using two ports at the same time can top the smartphone's two 2500mAh batteries in under 30 minutes. As much weird as it sounds, the company is assuring 90W fast charging with the smartphone. The smartphone also has 3D dual-way cooling of the processor and other innards that might heat up during heavy gaming. The Legion control centre will take care of CPU temperature and its performance by optimising them for the best gaming experience.

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