Global tech innovator Lenovo has announced the availability of its much-anticipated gaming flagship smartphone, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel, in the Philippines. The Legion Phone Duel features a unique Dual Technology Architecture that redefines the mobile gaming experience by unleashing the full potential of hardware and software.
Lenovo Legion is the fastest-growing Gaming PC brand in Asia-Pacific[i] with its acclaimed lineup of gaming notebooks, desktops, monitors, and accessories. When creating its first mobile flagship, the Lenovo team listened to gamers worldwide to build the ideal gaming powerhouse from the ground up.
In the fast-growing mobile esports arena, the top athletes demand great thermal management, long battery life, customized controls, and livestreaming capabilities to demonstrate their skills on the global stage. The Legion Phone Duel was designed with these needs in mind, while being battle-ready for the future of 5G and cloud gaming.
“A ‘gamers-first’ mindset is baked into Lenovo Legion’s DNA. We made sure our maiden gaming smartphone offering is of flagship quality, with topnotch internals and innovative features, to give our customers the best bang for their buck. As we explore new form factors in our journey to delivering smarter technology for all, Filipino gamers can trust that Lenovo will continue to support new applications and bring them new experiences that will help them get ahead of the game now and in the future,” said Michael Ngan, Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager.
Sheer Power and Speed
Lenovo is among the first to feature the next-level flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus Mobile Platform that delivers revved-up performance across the board for incredibly fast Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming, plus 5G support in selected markets[ii].
For enhanced power efficiency, you get advanced 5th gen memory chips with up to 16GB LPDDR5 high capacity RAM and ample storage up to 512GB[iii] UFS 3.1.5.
The gaming-grade 6.65” display has a 144Hz refresh rate and 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution. The display’s interactivity is further enhanced by its 240Hz touch sampling rate for instant response to your finger movements.
Dual Technology Architecture
Two is better than one, and the Dual Technology Architecture approach shaped the major elements of the Legion Phone Duel, starting with its power circuitry.
Dual Batteries – 2500mAh each for a total of 5000mAh capacity – are located on the sides of the phone where gamers’ hands would rest while the warm logic board is placed in the center. By keeping the warmest area away from the hands, this dual design makes the handset comfortable for long hours of game play.
Even with marathon sessions, the phone’s Dual-Liquid Heat Pipes, Graphite sheets, and copper foils ensure that the thermals are precisely managed for a cool experience.
Dual Type-C Charging gives you convenient charging ports on the bottom and side of the phone. You can choose to use one or both Type-C charging cords from the bundled 65W charger. With both cords plugged in, the phone will turbo charge from 0% to 100% in 34 minutes (or 0% to 60% in 15 minutes).
The Dual Shoulder Controls are ultrasonic trigger buttons that come with Dual Haptics engines that provide life-like feedback for deeper immersion in games.
They feel like physical buttons in actual use and the haptics feedback level and pressure threshold can be further tuned to your liking.
For example, you can activate a continuous burst of fire (up to 10 firing shots per second) by long-pressing the triggers. A gyroscope sensor allows you to change your in-game view whenever you rotate the phone on its horizontal axis, bringing you deeper into the gameplay.
Dual Front-Facing Speakers deliver room-filling audio for situational battle cues in-game, so you can react even faster to the footsteps behind you. This is made possible by Dirac Audio technology with large 1.4cc acoustics chambers for far-reaching sound quality—engineered for you to crank up the volume and generate a 3D-like sound field.
Dual Livestreaming is now made easy with the Legion Phone Duel’s 20MP pop-up front camera. It takes just 0.5 seconds to be activated or retracted. To broadcast your voice and facial reactions as you play, simply activate the pop-up front camera to simultaneously overlay your image on-screen. This feature is compatible with popular streaming apps.
You can easily remove your background and use AI to auto-enhance your image via the selfie editor featuring retouching filters and correction options.
Four noise-cancelling microphones record audio from all around to allow live-streamers to easily record themselves at esports events.
On the rear of the phone are a 64MP camera and an ultrawide 16MP camera that capture stunning images in the most demanding scenarios. You can also record videos at up to 4K resolution at 30FPS with the rear camera.
Play Your Way, All Day
The Legion Phone Duel has a specially customized interface that maximizes the landscape orientation of the phone so you hardly need to use the portrait mode and get distracted from your gameplay.
Legion Realm is the phone’s central dashboard where gamers can tweak hardware performance settings, scroll through your downloaded games, and select the enabled network that gives you the best connectivity in that moment – WLAN, 5G, or Wi-Fi 6.
With the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel, as soon your gaming session ends, you can review all the gaming highlights via a preview screen. Then, you can select and merge recorded clips together before sharing with your team mates.
If you have just scored a massive win but forgot to hit “Record,” just use a finger to slide your right ultrasonic trigger key to the left. The phone will replay those moments captured automatically in the background so you can “reverse-record” that scene for posterity.
You can also tweak the RGB lighting on the “Y” Legion logo at the rear of the phone so you can be informed of notifications such as messages and charging status.
Finally, if you want the large screen gaming experience, just connect the phone to an external monitor, keyboard and mouse with a USB-C dock.
Pricing and availability
The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel in Blazing Blue (12GB / 256GB) and Vengeance Red (16GB / 512GB) will be available at authorized Lenovo resellers in the Philippines starting November 1, 2020. Stay tuned on October 24, 2020 at the Legion launch in this year’s Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) for the prices. For more information, ‘like’ Lenovo Legion’s official Facebook page at <fb.com/lenovolegionPH> or visit <www.lenovo.com/ph/en/legion>.
i] As of Sep 2020, internal and market research data
[ii] 5G service is available in select markets only. At launch, phone will not support 5G mmWave technology. Requires separately purchased cellular data plan that may vary by location. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges apply. Certain features, functionality and product specifications may be network dependent and subject to additional terms, conditions, and charges. Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions and other factors. Please review the product details for your specific mobile carrier prior to purchasing.
[iii] Actual available capacity is less and varies due to many factors, including formatting, partitioning and operating system, etc. which utilize part of this capacity. The available capacity may change with software updates.