Since the beginning of 2021, many gaming smartphone brands have started to tease the arrival of their new contenders. The list includes Asus, Xiaomi’s Black Shark, and Nubia’s Red Magic. We have been waiting for news about Lenovo’s Legion gaming phone series. The brand launched just a single smartphone last year and is giving its first steps in this segment. Today, the Chinese firm finally made its move. Lenovo is teasing its next gaming phone through Weibo. The teaser reveals only that cooling will be a centerpiece of the device and that the device will, obviously, be part of the Legion lineup.
The post was made by Lenovo General Manager Chen Jin. According to him, the phone will be feature-packed and will not compromise on anything to achieve the ultimate gaming experience. He also promised a Spring release for the handset. The new handset may carry the Lenovo Legion Pro 2 moniker. Obviously, as a gaming flagship, we expect it to pack the latest Snapdragon 888 chipset. It will probably come with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM. As the leak suggests, it will have some sort of active cooling, being it built-in or an attachable accessory. Considering the first handset, we expect the new model to pack an AMOLED screen with at least 144Hz refresh rate and a 5,000mAh battery.
Lenovo Legion Pro specifications
The original Lenovo Legion Pro was released in the end of July as the company’s first gaming phone. It packs a 6.65-inch AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. It also has 2,340 x 1,080 pixels of resolution. Under the hood, the phone carries the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC with 1 x 3,09GHz Kyro 585 cores plus 3 x 2.42 GHz Kyro 585 cores & 4 x 1.8 GHz Kyro 585. The graphical tasks are ensured by an Adreno 650 GPU.
The device is available in multiple configurations with 8GB, 12GB, and even 16GB of RAM. Storage goes all the way from 128GB to 512GB in the high-tier variant. The phone has a Dual-Camera setup and that is pretty much understandable, after all, gaming phones don’t need to focus on this department. Still, the device has a capable 64MP shooter with PDAF plus a 16MP ultrawide sensor. The device has Stereo Speakers, Bluetooth 5.0, and Wi-Fi 6 support.
It draws power from a huge 5,000mAh battery with a whopping 90W fast-charging system. This can fill 50% of the battery in just 10 minutes. A total charge will take just 30 minutes. We expect this charging system to make its comeback with the Lenovo Legion Pro 2.