25 October 2021
Lenovo’s General Manager has reportedly confirmed via a post on the Chinese platform Weibo that the upcoming Legion 3 Pro gaming phone uses Snapdragon SM8450 processor which is speculated to be the Snapdragon 898 SoC. The official didn’t share anything else but, we now know, at least, two main aspects of the phone - one its existence of course, and the processor as well. Also, hearing the name of the phone this early indicates the device is going to be among the first phones with the new chipset.
Speaking of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 898 processor, it has been into the rumor mill quite for some time now. It is speculated that the processor is 20% faster than the Snapdragon 888 processor. Last month, a notable leaker by the name Ice Universe also shared that the Snapdragon 898 SoC uses ARM Cortex-X2 prime core that alone can bring 16% performance uplift and help CPU in reaching the 3.09GHz clock speeds for better performance. Also, the processor is said to be built upon a 4mm process node.
The details of the phone, as well as the processor, are pretty scant at the moment, so we can’t comment further on the two. Just for the sake of comparison, we remind you that the predecessor Lenovo Legion 2 Pro gaming phone features a large 6.92-inch AMOLED display and 144Hz refresh rate with HDR10+ support. It runs on Android 11 and is powered by Snapdragon 888 processor.
We believe, the display on its successor isn’t going to be any larger than this gigantic screen size already. The processor is going to be the biggest upgrade here, followed by some gaming-specific upgrades. The Lenovo Legion 2 Pro also includes 5500mAH battery capacity, which is big enough and it supports 90W dual charging.