Lenovo’s next phone is all about the gaming. The Legion Phone Duel 2 takes aim at being the ultimate gaming phone and killer specs are what this phone brings to the table. Let’s dive right in and take a closer look at the Lenovo Legion Dual 2.
Display and Design
The specs for the Duel 2 start pretty strong with a 6.92″ AMOLED display with 1,080 x 2,460 resolution and 144hz refresh rate. The display can reach a huge 1300 nits peak brightness. The touch rate is also a massive 720 Hz. The display is covered in Gorilla Glass 5 by Corning. We also have an under display finger print sensor.
The design of takes no qualms with being made for gaming and doesn’t attempt to be anything else. The back of the phone we have the Legion RGB logo (because of course) followed by the housing for not 1, but 2 fans for cooling. Finally the camera system, which is located in the centre of the phone, not something we see often.
Lenovo have cleared the space at the back of the device to have even more capacitive/pressure sensitive buttons avaialble for mapping to your games. We have 4 ultrasonic buttons on top, and 2 rear capacitive buttons near the centre. We also have stereo speakers that are stated to be pretty loud. The device also sports 2 USB Type-C connections, one at the bottom as you would expect, and another on the side of the device. The added comfort for the second position is obviously aimed at gamers, but there is another great benefit we will get to shortly.
The camera system isn’t trying to win any awards here, but at the same time they aren’t giving you a lacking setup. The main sensor is a wide 25mm lens with 1/1.32″ 64MP shooter with f/1.9 aperture and 1.0µm pixel size. The Ultrawide is a 16mm lens with 123″ field of view and 12MP sensor and f/2.2 aperture. It has a 1.0µm pixel size. The phone can record up to 8K/24fps and 4K30/60fps using the main shooter.
The Selfie camera is a motorised at the side of the device and actually doubles as the power button for the phone. It has a 1/2.65″ 44 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 24mm lens, and 1.0µm pixel size. Lenovo are really pushing the gaming on this and have gone as far to position the camera for live streaming games. Security aspects are also considered for users like to know their selfie camera can’t see them unless its actively in use.
inside the Legion 2 we have the latest Snapdragon 888 chipset from Qualcomm. Lenovo have stated the added fan cooling allows or 30-percent cooler temps and in turn allow for even better performance compared to other devices with the same chipset. This chipset is paired with either 12 or 16GB’s of ram, depending if you go for the 256 or 512GB storage options.
Charging is where this phone also brings some impressive numbers. A single USB Type-C can charge the device up to 65W, but this phone has two USB Type-C connections remember. Adding a second cable increases the charging rate up to 90W. This can be done because the battery is split in two and allows for parallel fast charging. The advertised charging times is 50-percent in 12min, and 100-percent in 30 min, thats pretty amazing since we have a pretty large 5500mAh capacity battery. Thankfully Lenovo include the 90W charging with two outputs in the box.
The Lenovo Legion Dual 2 is avaialble to order right now and ships May10th, with a starting price of €800 (region depending).Below is a complete breakdown of the specifications for the device.
|Processor||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G mobile platform|
|Operating System||Android 11|
|Graphics||Ardeno™ 660 840MHz GPU|
|Display||6.92″ FHD (2460 x 1080) 144Hz, AMOLED, 8-bit HDR, Corning® Gorilla® Glass|
|Memory||Up to 16GB LPDDR5|
|Battery||5500mAhUp to 90W Quick Charge 0-50% in 12 minutes|
|Storage||Up to 512GB UFS3.1|
|Audio||Dual user-facing Dolby Atmos® speakers7x magnet stereo speakersNoise-cancelling mic|
|Camera||Front44MP, f/2.0 aperture, 5 lenses, 84° wide angle4K video recording at up to 60fpsRear64MP, f/1.9 aperture, 7 lenses, 82° field of view8K video recording at up to 60fps|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||1176mm x 78.5mm x 9.9mm / 6.93″ x 3.09″ x 0.39″|
|Weight||Starting at 259g|
|Colour||Ultimate BlackTitanium White|
|Connectivity||5G (sub 6 GHz and mmWave)(PRC)FDD n1, n3, n28, n2, n7, n8, n20, n25, n66, n71TDD n41, n78, n79, n38, n77, n40SA+NSA: compatible with both standalone and non-standalone modes2G+3G+4G GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8/19CDMA/EVDO BC0/BC1TD-LTE B34/B38/39/40/41/42/43FDD-LTEUp to WiFi 6 2 x 2 MIMOUp to Bluetooth 5.2|
|Ports/Slots||Dual SIM card slots2 x USB-C (power-in & headphone)|
|Sensors||Fingerprint sensor3D motion sensorElectronic compassGyroscopeAmbient light sensorQuad ultrasonic shoulder keysDual capacitance keysDual force touch sensor|