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Lenovo showcased its first flagship smartphone, Legion Phone Duel.

Lenovo showcased its first flagship smartphone, Legion Phone Duel.

Lenovo has unveiled its first flagship smartphone, the Legion Phone Duel, designed exclusively for gaming. Under its hood is a Snapdragon 865+ - Qualcomm's newest and most advanced computing platform-and a selfie camera is positioned on the edge. The manufacturer felt that this would be more convenient for users who will almost always keep the device in landscape orientation.

The 20-megapixel "front" on the side is almost useless for selfies, but it will appeal to users who broadcast their gaming sessions on Twitch. Besides, Lenovo has made several modifications to Android 10 to make it easier to handle the device in landscape mode. The rear cameras of the Legion Phone Duel are ordinary, and there are two of them: a 64-megapixel main camera (f/1.89) and a 16-MP wide-angle camera (120 degrees), according to the official press release.

Another important feature of the Legion Phone Duel is two batteries with a capacity of 2500 mAh each, which are physically separated on both sides of the case. This is done so that the batteries do not heat the logic Board and each other. The heat from the electronics is removed by a liquid cooling system.

In some markets, the Legion Phone Duel will come with a 90W charge. It will be able to charge both batteries from zero to 50% in 10 minutes, Lenovo says. The batteries will be fully charged in half an hour. At the same time, the device has two USB-C ports at once.

The refresh rate of the 6.65-inch screen is very high-144 Hz. The more often the image is redrawn, the faster the user can react in the game.

Legion Phone Duel was the first device with Snapdragon 865+. Compared to the model without a plus sign, its overall performance is 10% higher. As expected, the next chip will also receive a "game smartphone" — ROG Phone 3 from Asus.

There are still no worthy competitors to Qualcomm chipsets. As the AnTuTu rating for April showed, Snapdragon 865 uses all ten most powerful smartphones.

The first Legion Phone Duel will be released in China by the end of this month, and later it will appear in selected markets in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. In the US, the device will not be presented yet.

Lenovo's new product will come in two versions: with 12 or 16 GB of RAM (LPDDR 5) and a 256 or 512 GB UFS 3.1 drive. Prices will be announced later.

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