After months of speculation and waiting, we finally see the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel in the flesh (virtually). Officially launched in China, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel is the company’s first foray into the gaming smartphone portfolio. Packed with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865+ processor (like the ROG Phone 3), let’s see what else is under the hood.
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel – Specifications
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+|
|OS||Legion OS, Android 10|
|RAM||12GB / 16GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||256GB / 512GB UFS 3.1|
|Display||6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED|
144Hz Refresh Rate
16MP Ultra-Wide Angle
20MP (Pop-up Front)
|Audio||Dual front-facing stereo speakers|
with Dirac and AWINIC 88264
Quad-microphone system with
Qualcomm® Noise Reduction
(2,500mAh x 2)
|In The Box||Charger (65W or 90W, by|
region by SKU)
• Protective back cover *1
• Protective film *1/on the phone
• Type-C 3.1 cable *1
• Type-C 2.0 cable *1
• SIM toolkit
• Type-C to 3.5mm cable
• Documentation (QSG,
The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel has a 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED display complete with a 144Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz to reduce input lag. There is no notch in sight because the array of sensors and selfie camera has been moved to a side-mounted pop-up front-facing camera module on the left of the phone. The obvious reason why it’s on the side is because the phone is meant for use in landscape mode rather than horizontal. This will also help streamers to easily add face-cam footage without the use of any external devices.
Apart from that, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel also has dual stereo front-facing speakers as well as two ultrasonic air trigger buttons on the side. This lets the gamer add additional command input for games like Call of Duty: Mobile, and PUBG Mobile. Running on Legion based on Android 10, the Legion Phone Duel also has an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Like the ROG Phone 3, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel also has two USB Type-C ports for charging – one on the bottom, and one the right side of the phone. This expands the gamers’ choices for charging when it comes to gameplay. Not only that, the phone is also equipped with Wi-Fi 6 and 5G connectivity ready to tackle ever-evolving speeds.
Paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel also has a split-cell battery. These two batteries amount to a total of 5,000mAh that are positioned on the top and bottom of the device. Equipped with 90W Turbo Power Charging technology, Lenovo claims that the Phone Duel can be fully charged in just 30 minutes. But the weird thing is, to achieve this feat, you’d need to charge using both USB Type-C ports simultaneously.
In the camera department, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel has a dual-camera system which has a 64MP main sensor, as well as a 16MP ultra-wide angle sensor. On the pop-up camera, you’ll get a 20MP front-facing sensor for selfies and streaming.
Pricing and Availability
Available in two colours – Vengeance Red and Blazing Blue, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel will soon go on sale in China, with plans to bring it to other regions of the world (including Malaysia) by the end of the year. The Duel Phone will arrive in four variants:
- 8GB + 128GB – CNY 3,499 (approx. RM2,125)
- 12GB + 128GB – CNY 3,899 (approx. RM2,370)
- 12GB + 256GB – CNY 4,199 (approx. RM2,550)
- 16GB + 512GB – CNY 5,999 (approx. RM3,640)