Smartphones with a gaming focus usually take the turns significantly more than traditional flagships. The latest example is Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 which has dual fans, dual USB-C ports, and a pop-up camera in landscape mode.
The reason why the camera folds out in landscape mode is that it can be used to show the player during live streaming. Another unusual feature is the camera section on the back, which is vertically centered. The temperature is kept down by two physical, spinning fans together with a steam chamber. According to Lenovo, heat generation is kept out of hand. The fans have a sound level of 27dB from a distance of 30cm when they spin the fastest.
Performance has been maximized through the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, as well as up to 18GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage. The OLED panel is 6.92 ″ with 1080 x 2460 pixels, 720Hz sampling rate and 144Hz refresh rate, which is the same high refresh rate as in many game-focused laptops.
The device has a 5500mAh battery, or in fact dual batteries with 2750mAh. The batteries can be quickly charged over 65W or over 90W if both USB-C ports are used – but then an extra charger needs to be purchased.
The cameras on the back cover consist of a 64MP primary camera with the aperture f1.9, together with a 16MP super wide angle camera. The popup camera has 44MP and the aperture is 2.0. The device offers stereo speakers, 5G and support for all major positioning services. Not unexpectedly, it is a relatively heavy phone, weighing 259 grams. The outer dimensions are 176 x 78.5 x 9.9 millimeters. Headphone output is missing.
Because the Legion Phone Duel 2 has a game focus, there are four shoulder buttons with haptic feedback, through dual motors. The model with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage costs € 799 in Europe when the phone is released in May. The device runs Android 11 with the ZUI 12.5 interface.