At a press event yesterday (8th April 2021), Lenovo launched the Legion Phone Duel 2, a successor to the original Legion Duel launched last year. The company has gone all-in with the device and has added all the key features in pairs. The phone is equipped with dual charging ports, dual cooling fans, two linear motors for haptics, and two pairs of ultrasonic shoulder triggers.
Design and Display
The new Lenovo gaming-centric phone comes with a glass island at the back that breaks the black casing into two parts. This little division houses the dual-sensor rear camera setup, cooling fans, and the RGB Legion logo.
On the front, the handset is built around a 6.92-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 2460 pixels resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate, 1300 nits maximum brightness, and HDR10+ support. Moreover, the display packs symmetrical bezels since the selfie camera uses a horizontal pop-up mechanism.
In addition to this, there are two force touchpoints in the display, two pairs of ultrasonic shoulder triggers on the side frame, and a pair of capacitive keys on the back of the device.
Internals and Storage
As far as the processor is concerned, the Lenovo Legion Duel 2 is powered by the Snapdragon 888 topped with 12 GB, 16 GB, or 18 GB RAM and 256 GB or 512 GB onboard storage. The software front is covered by Lenovo’s ZUI 12.5 which is based on Android 11.
As mentioned, the phone comes with a number of gaming-centric features. To keep the internal temperature under control, it is equipped with dual cooling fans that work in tandem. The bottom one takes the hot air and passes it on through the copper heat sink while the top fan serves as an exhaust. Lenovo boasts a 30% improvement in thermal efficiency compared to the first Legion Phone.
The camera setup on the Lenovo Legion Duel 2 is identical to what we saw in last year’s Lenovo Legion Duel. It comes with a dual-sensor camera with a 64 MP main sensor and a 16 MP ultra-wide sensor on the back. For selfies, it sports a 44 MP sensor houses on a motorized pop-up system.
Battery and Pricing
The whole package is fueled by a 5500 mAh battery that is split between two 2,750 mAh cells. The system is backed by two charging ports, charging through one port brings 65W speeds while an optional adapter bumps the combined speed to 90W and can deliver a 100% charge in 30 minutes.
If you are worried about the heat, Lenovo has it covered. The phone comes with Lenovo’s battery protection system that monitors heat and charging speeds for optimum power delivery and long-term battery preservation.
The phone will be available for sale in China later this month with the base variant costing €799.
- CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
- GPU: Adreno 660
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
- OS: Android 11, ZUI 12.5
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G
- AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 6.92 inches, 1080 x 2460 pixels resolution, 144 Hz
- RAM: 12 GB, 16 GB, 18 GB
- Internal: 256 GB, 512 GB
- Primary: 64 MP + 16 MP
- Selfie: 44 MP
- Connectivity: LTE, USB type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
- Fingerprint scanner: Yes (In-Display)
- Battery: 5500 mAh (90W charging)