Lenovo has been teasing its first-ever gaming smartphone – believed to be called the Lenovo Legion – for quite some time now, but we don’t really know exactly what to expect. But thanks to an exclusive report from XDA Developers, we now know what the device will look like, along with some of the features it offer; there is even a side-mounted pop-up camera.
According to XDA, it managed to get a hold of a number of teaser videos of the unreleased Legion gaming smartphone from a trusted source. These videos show almost the entirety of the device’s aesthetic, including its quirky design elements, such as the pop-up camera mechanism on the side of the phone.
That’s right, the Legion is said to have a side-mounted selfie camera. Given the gaming appeal of this smartphone, it sort of makes sense for the front-facing camera to be in this position: when held in landscape orientation, the camera can act as a webcam. We imagine Lenovo is targeting streamers with this camera orientation.
Besides the unconventional placement of the selfie shooter, the Legion is believed to come with a fast 144Hz screen; that’s the same refresh rate as the Nubia RedMagic 5G‘s display. On top of that, it’s said to support a high 270Hz touch sampling rate as well, so any form of input lag can be minimised. It’s the sort of feature you’d want on a gaming-oriented smartphone.
Another impressive hardware of the Legion is its claimed 90W charging rate. This is a very fast charging rate, so many were sceptical of it. Well, Lenovo confirmed that this is really the case, and it can supposedly charge up the rumoured 5,000mAh dual-cell battery to full in only 30 minutes. There are also two USB-C ports for charging: one on the bottom, and another on the side.
Other leaked specifications of the Lenovo gaming smartphone include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, a dual camera system (64MP primary + 16MP ultra-wide angle), a 20MP front-facing camera, and Android 10 out of the box.
If these leaked information of the Lenovo Legion are accurate, we’re looking at quite a peculiar gaming smartphone. It remains to be seen exactly when Lenovo will officially introduce the Legion, but given the plethora of leaks surrounding the upcoming device, it may be launched in the very near future.