Introducing the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel gaming smartphone with Snapdragon 865+ and side pop-up selfie
Start Speaking of Legion Duel Due to the high volume of its features and capabilities, it is not easy. From this day on, it might be better to start with its strangest and most interesting feature, which is the device’s selfie camera; Pop-up selfie cameras have been present in mobile phones for a long time, and offering a mid-range smartphone with this feature is not so strange; The story of the Legion Phone Duel selfie camera is different from other examples and the designers of this phone have moved it to the side of the phone instead of placing it on the upper part of the device!
For an ordinary user, this position is perhaps the worst possible place to place a selfie camera, but from the point of view of a professional gamer, the conditions are different and probably the most ideal place to place this camera will be exactly in this section! The reason for this should be found in the way a gamer uses this camera, which instead of taking selfies, he uses it to record his live image while playing a game. The software part of this camera is also optimized for this user, and by activating it, an option to stream the image on services such as Twitch or YouTube is provided, and the possibility of removing the background is also provided to the user. To improve the multimedia experience in this mode, 4 microphones are also used for better sound recording and dual touch buttons on the side of the phone (ultrasonic triggers). Autofocus has no place there either. The design of this model is generally horizontal and even in the structure of the operating system
In the back part of the Duel, only two cameras are used, including a 64-megapixel main camera with f/1.89 and a 16-megapixel ultrawide camera with f/2.2 and a 120-degree field of view, which according to the standards of 2020 is a medium-to-low set. are considered and of course it goes without saying that the main goal of buyers of this model has little to do with the camera and its related capabilities. An interesting point about the location of the cameras on the back is their transfer to the center of the phone in this part, which is probably aimed at not covering the camera lens when holding the phone horizontally.
The appearance of the device in Legion Duel, like other phones of the same category, has been in the focus of attention of the manufacturers, and according to the manufacturer, it has been designed from zero to one hundred for gaming users. The peak of this design can be seen in the back part of the device, which by placing the camera lens in an invisible place, the main focus in this part is on fantasy gaming patterns. Of course, Duel is not a small and delicate phone as expected, and its thickness of 9.9 mm and weight of 239 grams seem appropriate for this category of users.
The screen of the device is a 6.65-inch full HD panel (1080 x 2340 pixels) with AMOLED manufacturing technology and a 144 Hz refresh rate, which is currently the highest screen refresh rate. The touch sampling rate of this screen also reaches a very high figure of 240 Hz, as expected, which prevents any delay in touching the screen during the game. According to Lenovo, this 144 Hz screen and ultrasonic side buttons (shoulder triggers) are optimized for dozens of games and various developers are working to develop and fully exploit these hardware.
At the top and bottom of the screen, in the narrow and invisible border, we find two stereo speakers that, according to the manufacturer, use 1.4cc acoustic space and will create a powerful sound.
Processing in Duel with the most advanced processor in the market, i.e. Snapdragon 865 Plus is done not long ago by applying some optimizations to SD865 The former Qualcomm company was introduced; According to the manufacturer, the SD865+ benefits from a 10% improvement in graphics processing compared to its previous generation, and the clock frequency of the processor has exceeded 3 GHz for the first time in a mobile processor. Duel is equipped with 12 or 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 and 512 GB of UFS 3.1 internal memory, and some sources have also mentioned an 8GB/128GB version for it.
An interesting feature related to the gaming use of the device in the internal parts of this model is the U-Engine dual X-axis vibration engine, which according to Lenovo creates more than 100 different vibration patterns and 13 types of short vibration responses.
Removing the high heat produced from the internal parts of the device has become one of the most important challenges of today’s phones, especially in the gaming category, and in the meantime, novel and innovative ideas such as using a physical fan in a model like . Legion Duel, however, has taken a more conservative and apparently more logical solution in this field, and instead of a cooling fan, it uses two liquid cooling pipes and heat transfer plates.
Another important attraction Legion Duel It belongs to its 5,000 mAh battery, which is separated into two 2,500 mAh units and requires only 30 minutes to charge thanks to its 90W high-speed charger. The internal batteries of this model are placed separately and separately, which prevents excessive heat in the interior. The battery is charged through two USB-C ports of the device, one at the bottom and the other on the side of the phone. It is also important to mention that depending on the distribution area of the phone, instead of a 90-watt charger, a weaker 65-watt charger may be provided with this model.
Duel in the 5G communication department, despite the device’s internal modem supporting mmWave mode, it only supports 5G connection under sub-6GHz, which, of course, is not a big deal considering that mmWave is not supported in the primary market of this phone, namely China. It doesn’t seem important either. According to Lenovo, the 5G connection speed in this phone reaches 2.25 Gb/s. Duel is also equipped with Wi-Fi version 6 or ax and supports Bluetooth 5, NFC connection and GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/Galileo/QZSS routers. Unlike most gaming models, there is no headset jack in this model, but a USB-C to 3.5 mm port conversion is provided with the device and in its contents box.
Lenovo Legion Duel in two colors red (Vengeance Red) and blue (Blazinf Blue) with Android 10 operating system and ZUI 12 user interface from August 5 (1399) to the Chinese market and then gradually in other markets including Africa, Europe , the Middle East and other parts of Asia will also be offered. The price of different versions of this phone for the Chinese market is as follows:
– 8GB/128GB memory priced at 3,499 yuan (nearly 500 US dollars at the current exchange rate)
– 12GB/128GB memory at 3,899 yuan ($557)
– 12GB/256GB memory at 4,199 yuan ($600)
– 16GB/512GB memory at 5,999 yuan ($857)