Even though the Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone is not even official yet, we received word that the device will be arriving in Malaysia sometime this year. Once this happens, it could mark Lenovo’s proper return to the smartphone market in Malaysia.
This bit of info comes directly from the General Manager of Lenovo Malaysia. Considering that the Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone has not been launched yet, no specific release date was given. That being said, we were told it will be launched here in Malaysia by the end of the year.
So what do we know about the gaming-centric Legion smartphone? Well, based on numerous leaks and rumours surrounding the device, it’s believed to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. It makes sense for a gaming smartphone like the Legion to sport this flagship SoC, which also supports 5G networks.
Aside from that, the Legion is rumoured to feature a fast 144Hz screen; the same refresh rate as the Nubia RedMagic 5G‘s display. There are very little smartphones with such a fast screen in the market now, so it would definitely give the Legion a unique appeal – if it does come with such a display, of course.
Another unique feature of the Legion gaming smartphone that was recently leaked is a pop-up camera…mounted on the side of the phone. That’s right, this phone supposedly has a side-mounted pop-up camera. It sounds odd, but when the device is held in landscape orientation, the camera can actually act as a webcam. We imagine this camera orientation will be appreciated by streamers.
The rumoured battery capacity and charging rate of the Legion gaming smartphone are quite interesting too. According to an exclusive report from XDA Developers, the Legion will feature a large 5,000mAh dual-cell battery that also supports 90W fast charging. That’s a very fast charging rate, and it can supposedly charge up the phone to full in only 30 minutes.
Rounding out the rumoured specifications of the Legion phone include a dual camera system (64MP primary + 16MP ultra-wide angle), a 20MP front-facing camera, and Android 10 out of the box.
There’s still no release date for the Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone yet, but at least we know now it will be made available in Malaysia. Given the high-end hardware of the device, expect it to cost quite a bit of money.