Today, Lenovo announces its new flagship gaming phone, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2. With the number of mobile gamers increasing to over 2.6 billion last year and projected to grow in popularity, mobile gaming has entered into a golden era with a multitude of device choices and more immersive games. But not every smartphone is built the same. If winning matters, the only way to unlock players’ gaming potential is with a smartphone designed to win. Engineered for extreme performance, with cutting-edge, gamer-first features designed to give mobile gamers the competitive advantage, the new Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 incorporates a second-generation Advanced Technology Architecture (ATA 2.0) for unparallel symmetry when playing in gamer preferred landscape mode. It’s intelligently cooled by the incredible combination of an integrated, large passive cooling vapor chamber and active Twin Turbo-Fan resulting in one complete thermal system for peak performance and reliable FPS.
Offered in sleek Ultimate Black and Titanium White hue , the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 sports RGB lighting and has a flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform, up to 18GB LPDDR5 memory and up to 512GB UFS 3.1 storage. The Octa-Trigger and Dual HaptiX feedback gives the gamer a console controller-like experience that’s deeply intuitive and incredibly precise, for more immersive fun. Its large 6.92-inch AMOLED (2460 x 1080) HDR 10+ display features an ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate and 720Hz touch sampling rate.
Held horizontally, the 44MP selfie pop-up camera lets gamers experiment with fun artificial intelligence (AI) enhanced features like background removal and the application of stylized filters and animated avatar effects. Four AI-optimized noise cancelling microphones provide better streaming quality audio even in busy environments. Inside, the dual battery with 5,500mAh total capacity is 10 percent larger than the previous generation, while faster 90W charging and two conveniently placed USB Type-C® ports mean cords won’t slow down gameplay. Deployed with the next-level Lenovo Legion Realm, Android™ mobile gamers have easy access to an inclusive ecosystem for their gaming needs and to feed their gaming passion, including a vibrant network of players and influencers, and the latest news, game offers and online events.
Putting more Power into People’s Hands
“Mobile games are becoming increasingly sophisticated, more immersive and require complex control skills,” said Jerry Tsao, vice president of the Mobile Gaming Group at Lenovo. “When we entered the market last year, the first thing we did was to re-invent the system architecture to focus on horizontal gaming usage which we called ATA 1.0. This past year we have continued to seek breakthroughs, and today, we’re proud to introduce our next-level ATA 2.0 with the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2—bringing together the best of gamer-focused design and immersive experiences.”
“When winning matters, so should your device. The Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform is at the core of Lenovo’s new powerful smartphone with a 35 percent performance boost over the previous generation, plus a full suite of premium features,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager of Mobile, Compute and Infrastructure at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 is ideally designed to demonstrate the power of Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ and gives gamers full control with one of the best gaming mobile devices available.”
A Closer Look at Key Features/Specs:
Integrated, Active, Twin Turbo-Fan Cooling System
With more power can come much heat. Lenovo pushes the boundaries of mobile gaming smartphone design yet again with its integrated, active, Twin Turbo-Fan cooling system to keep everything cooler for longer device gameplay. Engineered to help solve overheating concerns, the Lenovo Legion phone’s balanced ATA 2.0 dual design allows the CPU to be placed in the middle keeping gamers’ hands away from any heat dissipation. For greater thermal control, the dual fans work together to effectively move the cool airflow through the hot components while gaming for maximum cooling and battle-ready performance.
Ongoing Collaboration of Performance
Powered by the flagship Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform, Lenovo Legion goes further with its innovative ATA 2.0 horizontal design and cooling technologies built for peak performance during long gaming sessions. The integrated Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System provides fast 5G performance over sub-6GHz and mmWave connections, including dual 5G SIM connectivity, 2 so gamers can play with the lowest pings and simultaneously stream to their hearts’ delight. And if the device’s 5G connection ever gets disrupted, it automatically connects to Wi-Fi via its multiple antennas.
Maximum Control and Immersive Feedback
Eight virtual keys, a boon for a gaming smartphone, offer players: four ultrasonic shoulder keys, two rear capacitance screen touchpoints, and two in-display force touchpoints. The placement of the Octa-Triggers perfectly matches a gamer’s natural grip on the smartphone when held horizontally, meaning players can bind more actions, weapons, tools, or spells to get an edge in battle. Dubbed Dual HaptiX, the new dual X-axis haptic vibration linear motors enable incredibly precise touch feedback, which combined with the impressive display and supreme sound, gives gamers a total immersive sensory experience.
44MP Live Stream-ready, Pop-up Camera
The 44MP pop-up camera with ultra-wide 84-degree autofocus lens offers streamers incredible detail plus excellent low-light performance. Using a convenient pop-up design positioned for horizontal use, in addition to precise background removal, the smartphone is ready to broadcast wherever its user is. Streamers can tap into real-time overlays and effects, and even use virtual avatars for new personas to thrill friends and fans.
Incredible 144Hz AMOLED Gaming Display
This magnificent, 6.92-inch AMOLED (2460 x 1080) HDR gaming display features an ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate and remarkable 720Hz touch sampling reaction speeds so gamers don’t miss a moment to shine. AI-powered Pixelworks™ i6 Processor provides a premium visual experience with ultra-vivid imagery, richer colors, and sharper detail – raising the bar for visually immersive gaming and multimedia. Built to be ultra-efficient, the i6 chip adds power features, such as AI Display Processing, Always-on HDR, AI-Picture Quality Engine, Auto Adaptive Display, Skin Tone Accuracy and Dark Noise Suppression. Flicker-free DC dimming and ultra-smooth brightness control and TÜV Rheinland®-certified to help protect gamers’ eyes from visual fatigue.
Dual Batteries with 90W Fast Charging and Dual USB-C Ports
Built for players to feel the phone’s weight more evenly in their hands, dual batteries combine to provide 5500mAh of total power to extend gameplay and video calls – each 2750mAh battery is positioned on either side of the central processing hardware. Use ultra-fast double charging for 17 minutes for a quick boost up to 4500mAh7 via dual side-mounted 90W charging USB Type-C ports, and a full charge takes just 30 minutes. This advanced level of lightning-speed refueling and large battery capacity lets you turn your phone and game on with peace of mind, and leaves those other smartphones just offering 4500mAh with 120W in the dust.
Pricing and Availability
- The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 is expected to be available starting April 2021 in China (called Lenovo Legion Phone 2 Pro in China) and in select markets in Asia Pacific and Europe in May 2021. Availability for North America is to be determined.
- In Europe, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 with 16GB/512GB memory option and charging dock included will start at €999.00 (including VAT). The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 with 12GB/256GB memory option without the additional charging accessory will start at €799.00 (including VAT).
- Pricing and availability will vary per geographical market.