Although I can not confirm it, I suspect that someone in Lenovo’s phone department is a big fan of Vin Diesel movies. Why? We will, it seems like Lenovo has just released a gaming phone inspired by 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Lenovo doubles last year’s follow-up Legion Gaming Phone with a lots of different components. Ththe new Legion Phone Duel 2 is gets two USB-C ports, dual batteries, dual triggers and two cooling fans, while still holding the same funky side-mounted pop-upup selfie camera. If there was ever a phone that embodied spirit of a tuned and supped up Nissan Skyline, this is it.
In Europe, the Legion Phone 2 starts at 799 euros (around $ 950) and comes with a Snapdragon 888 chip, 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, although you can upgrade to a package with 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB of storage and one included charging station for 999 euros. You also get a massive 6.92-inch, 2460 x 1080 AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 144Hz and a super high 720Hz touch speed, which will deliver some of the most responsive touch controls currently available. And then there’s the dual-lens camera, with one 64 MP main and 16 MP ultra-wide lens.
But what impresses me most is the length Lenovo has gone to improve all of Legion Phone 2’s other gaming features. If you look at the back, you can see that Legion Phone The number 2 camera bump is a snap in the middle of the phone, instead of closer to the top as if you were getting on a regular handset.
This serves a few purposes: NIt just means that when you are kept in landscape mode (this way you will almost certainly hold it while gaming) there is a smaller chance that you will throw up the two rear cameras with fingerprints and Cheeto dust, but that Large central camera hump also provides a channel for the phone’s twin turbo fans for easier pushing hot air out. And of course, you can not have cooling fans on a gaming device without RGB lighting, so Lenovo threw it in too.
TThe hat section is also used to house the Legion Phone 2’s 44 MP pop-up selfie camera, which rises out of the side (or top in landscape mode), so you can more easily take selfies or livestream while playing. And on the inside, Lenovo uses two batteries (one on each side) to deliver a total capacity of 5500 mAh which is 10% larger than before. And for those times you need to recharge quickly, Legion Phone 2 even has two USB-C ports that can be connected simultaneously to deliver super-fast 90 watt wired charging.
However, Legion Phone 2’s real party trick is the support for eight different touch-sensitive buttons: four on the shoulders, two on the back and two “power points” on the screen. Lenovo says that the touch keys were positioned to fit naturally where your fingers rest when holding the phone in the landscape, adding additional controls without the need for an optional pad accessory such as Razer Kishi.
Recently, we have seen a number of gaming phones from companies such as Asus, Xiaomi, Nubia, and others, and yet Legion Phone 2 may be the most unique handset of them all. It is really focused on maximizing the potential of a cell phone. I even like the two paint jobs Lenovo offers, with the Legion Phone 2 looking particularly sleek in titanium white.
Unfortunately, Lenovo says that the US availability of the Legion Phone 2 is still “to be determined”, so if you really want one, you may have to import one from China or Europe, which will get the phone in April and May respectively.