The gaming smartphone industry is heating up with Lenovo getting in the game with the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel – Lenovo’s answer to Black Shark 3 Pro, Nubia Red Magic 5G and ASUS ROG Phone 3.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel Gaming Smartphone

We believe the Duel the global version of the Legion Phone Pro which was released in China back in July. We shan’t dwell into the Pro as it is essentially the same (well, nearly identical).

The Legion Phone Duel has a user-selectable refresh rates of up to 144 Hz, HDR10+ support, a 6.65-inch FHD+ (2,340 x 1,080 pixels) AMOLED display, a dual camera main camera system (64 MP main + 16 MP ultra wide) with EIS located near the center of the device.

Very strangely, the device has a motorized pop-up 20 MP selfie camera that is located on the side instead of the top of the phone:

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel Gaming Smartphone

Apparently, this will allow gamers to do live stream of themselves as they are gaming in landscape orientation. It is noteworthy that the pop-up camera will automatically retracts when a drop is detected, so as to prevent any serious damage to the expose camera unit.

The Duel also gets a dual battery setup, each packing 2,500 mAh battery. And it has two USB-C ports, one at the bottom and one at the side, for charging. The latter allows charging whilst gaming without getting in the way.

Depending on the model of Legion Phone Duel, you’d be getting either 65 W fast charging or a mind-bending 90 W fast charging that will yield 50 percent battery in 10 minutes and fully topped in just half an hour. No official IP rating, but it does get water-repellent coating.

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Other worthy mentions include Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, up to16 GB RAM LPDDR5, up to 512 GB UFS 3.1 storage, dual front-facing speakers, quad-microphone system with Qualcomm Noise Reduction Technology, two Ultrasonic game key (capacitive shoulder buttons), dual SIM support, and in-display fingerprint sensor.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel Gaming Smartphone has a starting price of £899.99 (around US$1,174) in the U.K.

Unfortunately, it does not appear to be coming to stateside.

Images: Lenovo.

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