Lenovo has officially launched the successor to its first ever gaming smartphone with the new Legion Duel 2. Much like its predecessor that was released last year, the new handset comes with a side mounted pop-up selfie camera, as well as various hardware improvements under the hood.
The Legion Duel 2 now offers a larger screen than before, coming in at 6.92-inches via a flat FHD+ panel with a refresh rate of 144Hz, a resolution of 2460 x 1080px, HDR10+ support, and features an under-display fingerprint scanner. On both corners of its right-hand side are ultrasonic shoulder triggers (two on each side), while on its back are two capacitive buttons – totaling up to six buttons available to the user. Additionally, on each end of the screen is a stereo speaker, and there are also dual linear motors under its hood for haptic feedback.
Powering the phone is the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, paired with up to 18GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. As hinted in teasers shared by Lenovo leading up to the phone’s release, the Legion Duel 2 features dual cooling fans to keep its internals at optimum temperature levels during intense gaming sessions. Its vents are located on the sides of the middle compartment on its back, where a circular intake can also be found underneath the RGB Legion logo.
Similar to its predecessor, the new gaming handset features dual battery cells on each side of the phone with a capacity of 2,750mAh each, totalling up to 5,500mAh. It also comes with two USB-C charging ports (one on its side, while the other is on the bottom) which grants 65W fast charging capability when using its main port, and a combined speed of 90W if both ports are utilised. Lenovo says that charging is managed by the onboard battery protection system which monitors head and charging speeds in order to ensure optimum power delivery and long-term battery preservation.
Imaging-wise, on the back of the phone is a dual camera setup which consists of a 64MP main and a 16MP ultra-wide shooter. For video, the Legion Duel 2 is capable of recording 8K footage at 24fps, 4K at up to 60fps, and 1080p at up to 240fps. As mentioned earlier, situated on the side of the device is a pop-up selfie camera with a 44MP Samsung sensor.
As for the software side of things, the new gaming smartphone runs on Android 11, which is presented via Lenovo’s ZUI 12.5 system. In terms of colour selection, it is offered in Ultimate Black and Titanium White.
The new Lenovo Legion Duel 2 is slated for release in China later this month, and will also launch in Europe sometime in May. It is priced at EUR799 (~RM3,935) for the 12GB + 256GB configuration, while the high specced 16GB + 512GB option, which comes bundled with a charging + display dock, retails at EUR999 (~RM4,920). The phone’s expected availability and pricing in Malaysia has yet to be announced.