Lenovo’s smartphone lineup has not seen a new flagship for quite a while now. It might be because the brand is much more focussed on Motorola-branded smartphones which are quite popular. Now to revive its smartphone business, Lenovo is gearing up to launch its first-ever gaming-centric smartphone under its Legion brand. The company has revealed a few details about its upcoming phone through teasers, such as whopping 90W charging speeds. But a new leak seems to have got details on the phone’s design and specifications.
The screenshots captured by XDA-Developers from a promotional video shows the most striking design feature of the Lenovo Legion Gaming Phone, the side-mounted pop-up selfie camera. This design detail makes it stand out from other phones with pop-up cameras, all housing at the top instead. A side-mounted pop-up camera may seem gimmicky to normal people, but it makes sense for gamers who stream games with their faces. Also, Lenovo likely expects users to consume most of their time playing games in landscape mode.
The rear of the device looks quite unique with the dual cameras sitting near the centre of the back panel. As seen on Lenovo’s laptops, the Legion branding is also present on the back. Interestingly, there are two USB Type-C ports: one on the left side of the phone and another on the bottom.
Just like any other gaming smartphone, the Lenovo Legion Gaming Phone implements a wacky design choice, which the company assumes will lure the gaming enthusiasts. Aside from the design details, XDA-Developers reports that the device is packing the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 865 SoC with 5G connectivity, UFS 3.0 storage, and faster LPDDR5 RAM. It is expected to feature a 144Hz screen (no word on LCD or OLED) with 270Hz touch sampling rate. In terms of optics, the back of the device will include a 64MP primary sensor paired with a 16MP ultra-wide sensor. The single selfie shooter is expected to be 20MP. The Legion Gaming Phone is also believed to pack a massive 5000mAh battery.