22 July 2020
Update: July 14, 2020
One of the latest teasers from Lenovo shows that Legion phone is going to carry a 144Hz high refresh rate display. It will also feature a dual-chamber liquid cooling system.
A teaser attempts to highlight the difference between the 60Hz and 144Hz, seemingly suggesting the Lenovo Legion gaming phone is going to carry this highest refresh rate.
UPDATE (July 8th, 2020):
Lenovo's much-rumored Legion gaming phone has now been spotted on the AnTuTu benchmark. It shows the phone with model number L79031 with the particular variant featuring 16GB of RAM and 512GB onboard storage. The choice of processor is Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus which is a flagship processor. And as one would expect, it is shown to be running the latest Android 10 operating system.
Update: June 12, 2020
Lenovo Legion phone was reported to launch last month but it did not happen but now Lenovo has confirmed by itself that its gaming phone will launch in July. However, the exact launch date is still unknown.
Original Post (May 5, 2020)
Lenovo will soon bring its first-ever Android gaming smartphone under Legion series and we have many instances to believe in it. The evidence of the gaming phone first arrived in December 2019 when it was spotted that Lenovo had opened a new Weibo account by the name “Legion Gaming Phone.” This clarified Lenovo’s ambitious aim of making a gaming phone.
Later on, Lenovo officially confirmed the existence of the gaming phone from Legion brand with the help of a poster. The company also confirmed that the device will be powered by Snapdragon 865 processor. Also, last month, another official poster teased 90W fast wired charging on the Legion gaming phone. More recently, Lenovo also shared a render suggesting Legion phone to come with a notch-less display. In March, the Indian shopping website Pricebaba also published images of the Lenovo Legion gaming phone. Those images were taken from the Chinese Patent Office, and it is not necessary that they are reflecting the actual design.
Now folks over at XDA Developers have uncovered more details about the device as they managed to obtain unreleased teaser videos. These videos showcase the likely design of the upcoming Legion gaming phone. There are also some key details attached to the videos. The tech site took the screenshots of the gaming phone from the videos and has shared it with everyone.
The screenshots reveal some important information about the Legion gaming phone. One of the screenshots shows there are two USB Tye-C charging ports one on the bottom and another on the site. The screenshot also grabs what is available on the screen. The caption reads, “90W dual Type- fast charge, 30 minutes to 100%.” The second marketing video for the Legion phone shows a 5000mAh dual-cell battery design.
The Y-shaped area on the rear and underneath the LED flash glows for that gamer aesthetic. There are two cameras located near the center of the device, considerably lower on the body than what we see on other phones. The back cover looks to offer a 3D texture, possibly either polycarbonate or aluminum. The Legion branding can also be seen on the left side on top of a compartment that seemingly pops out.
A separate video teases other key features, uEngine, its symmetrical dual X-axis linear vibration motor. The video also shows visuals of cooling and audio features. The captions also read about the phone’s speaker. The two speakers are located on the top and bottom bezel on the front.
All the images in the teaser video are showing the phone is carrying no punch-hole cutout on the display. This means it has a pop-up camera instead and it seems to be located on the side of the phone.
XDA Developers claims that its sources have provided a list of some of the specifications of the unannounced Legion gaming phone as well. The phone’s model name is L79031 and its code-name is “moba,” which is likely referring to the multiplayer online battle arena video game genre. It is going to be powered by Snapdragon 865 processor and will have UFS 3.0 internal storage with LPDDR5 RAM. It will have a 144Hz refresh rate flat display, at FHD+ resolution (2340×1080) and with a 270Hz touch sampling rate. It will run Android 10 with Lenovo’s ZUI 12 customizations. The dual rear cameras include – 64MP primary and 16MP wide-angel cameras on the back and a single front-facing 20MP camera.
The obtained videos appear to be showing the exact design of the Lenovo Legion gaming phone. But we still take them with a grain of salt and look for some more substantial proofs to come to any conclusion.