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Lenovo launched Legion Phone Duel gaming smartphone with 144Hz refresh rate and SD 865+SoC

After creating adequate hype, Lenovo launched its first gaming-centric smartphone, the Legion Phone Duel. The gaming smartphone comes in a landscape-oriented design with the pop-up selfie camera on the side and dual battery packs. Plus, it has become the world’s first smartphone to be powered by the Snapdragon 865+ SoC.

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel is priced at CNY3,499 (approx. INR37,000) for the base 8GB+128GB model while the 12GB+128GB model is priced at CNY3,899 (approx. INR41,500). Both the models are offered with a 45W fast charging adapter.

The 12GB+256GB model supplied with 65W fast charger costs CNY4,199 (approx. INR44,700) whereas the top-end 16GB+512GB with 90W fast charger out-of-the-box is priced at CNY5,999 (approx. INR63,900)

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel features a 6.6-inch Full HD+ display with a whopping 144Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The screen also features a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

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Pumping power from under the hood is Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC which is claimed to bring 10% CPU and 10% GPU performance enhancements over the Snapdragon 865 SoC. The SoC is paired with up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 5129 UFS 3.1 internal storage.

In terms of camera, a 20MP f/2.2 pop-up selfie camera is placed on phone’s right edge while two rear cameras are also situated on the middle of the back panel. The dual-rear-camera setup includes a 64MP f/1.89 primary sensor and a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angel sensor with 120-degree field of view.

The Legion Phone Duel has two 2,500mAh battery packs adding to a total of 5,000mAh capacity. It is offered with up to 90W Turbo Power Charging support said to fill 50% of the battery in 10 minutes and 100% in just 30 minutes. However, to get this speed users will have to charge both the batteries simultaneously using two USB Type-C ports.

A few of the other highlights of the gaming phone include two ultrasonic trigger buttons, customizable RGB lighting on the back, and dual vibration motors for an immersive gaming experience.

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel will go on sale in China later this month where it will be rebranded as the Legion Phone Pro. The gaming phone will also make it to other markets that include Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East in the future. It is not clear when the Legion Phone Duel will arrive in the Indian market.

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