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Lenovo debuts its powerhouse Legion Phone Duel 2 gaming phone

Lenovo debuts its powerhouse L...
The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 is designed to be used in landscape mode
The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 is designed to be used in landscape mode
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The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 is designed to be used in landscape mode
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The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 is designed to be used in landscape mode
The selfie camera sits on a motorized pop-up system
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The selfie camera sits on a motorized pop-up system
Black and white are your color choices for the Legion Phone Duel 2
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Black and white are your color choices for the Legion Phone Duel 2
Lenovo has revamped the internal architecture to offer better cooling
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Lenovo has revamped the internal architecture to offer better cooling
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Gaming phones offer supercharged performance and other useful extras for those wanting the very best performance from their mobile devices, and the latest to roll off the production line is the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2.

The follow-up to last year's original, the Legion Phone Duel 2 brings with it two active cooling fans for advanced heat management (working in tandem with the passive cooling vapor chamber), and eight different trigger buttons around the casing and screen for a more intuitive set of inputs.

Under the hood we've got the very latest Snapdragon 888 processor from Qualcomm, up to 512 GB of storage, and a maximum of 18 GB of RAM – a huge amount of memory for a smartphone, which should ensure that your mobile games run super smoothly at all times.

The 6.96-inch AMOLED display offers a 144-Hz screen refresh rate and a resolution of 1,080 x 2460 pixels, and there's support for HDR10+ too. Lenovo says the screen is good for a brightness up to 1,300 nits, and offers a 720-Hz touch sampling rate.

Lenovo has revamped the internal architecture to offer better cooling
Lenovo has revamped the internal architecture to offer better cooling

5G is supported, as you would expect, and around the back there's a dual-lens 64-MP + 16-MP rear camera. The 44-MP selfie camera that points at you is a pop-up snapper, so it can stay out of the way in the casing when it's not in use.

Then there's the battery: it's a big one, with a capacity of 5,500-mAh, and it charges at an impressive 90 W by splitting the battery up into two chunks that get charged up separately and simultaneously.

There are four microphones on board, which use noise-canceling technology to make sure your gaming pals can hear you clearly. It's a specs list that's going to be difficult for anyone to beat over the rest of 2021. Both RedMagic and Asus have already revealed their brand new gaming handsets for 2021.

As yet, US availability hasn't been confirmed, but the phone is going on sale in Europe starting at €799 (about US$950). White and black are the color options for the casing.

Product page: Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2

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Daishi
I saw a cool concept a long time ago that never really gained traction, it was a plastic clip meant to hold a playstation controller and mount a phone so that you could play mobile games using the console controller. It seemed like an interesting concept for mobile games since the control is the biggest challenge now that graphics and processing has improved so much. I get that people don't want to carry a bulky controller with them where they go but still an interesting enough mobile gaming platform.
Vikas Vimal
It did crack into 3 like a biscuit in Jerryrig’s video.
Kevin Ritchey
Perhaps home is still the best and most economical place to game.