Lenovo announces its new flagship gaming phone, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2. With the number of mobile gamers increasing to over 2.6 billion last year3 and projected to grow in popularity, mobile gaming has entered into a golden era with a multitude of device choices and more immersive games. But not every smartphone is built the same. If winning matters, the only way to unlock players’ gaming potential is with a smartphone designed to win. Engineered for extreme performance, with cutting-edge, gamer-first features designed to give mobile gamers the competitive advantage, the new Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 incorporates a second-generation Advanced Technology Architecture (ATA 2.0) for unparallel symmetry when playing in gamer preferred landscape mode. It’s intelligently cooled by the incredible combination of an integrated, large passive cooling vapor chamber and active Twin Turbo-Fan resulting in one complete thermal system for peak performance and reliable FPS.
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 with the back semi-open to show the Qualcomm chip inside.Offered in sleek Ultimate Black and Titanium White hue4 , the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 sports RGB lighting and has a flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform, up to 18GB LPDDR5 memory and up to 512GB UFS 3.1 storage.5 The Octa-Trigger and Dual HaptiX feedback gives the gamer a console controller-like experience that’s deeply intuitive and incredibly precise, for more immersive fun. Its large 6.92-inch AMOLED (2460 x 1080) HDR 10+ display features an ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate and 720Hz touch sampling rate.
Held horizontally, the 44MP selfie pop-up camera lets gamers experiment with fun artificial intelligence (AI) enhanced features like background removal and the application of stylized filters and animated avatar effects. Four AI-optimized noise canceling microphones provide better streaming quality audio even in busy environments. Inside, the dual battery with 5,500mAh total capacity is 10 percent larger than the previous generation, while faster 90W charging6 and two conveniently placed USB Type-C® ports mean cords won’t slow down gameplay.7 Deployed with the next-level Lenovo Legion Realm, Android™ mobile gamers have easy access to an inclusive ecosystem for their gaming needs and to feed their gaming passion, including a vibrant network of players and influencers, and the latest news, game offers and online events.8
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 with batteries exposed -- Dual batteries combine to provide 5500mAh of total power for extended gameplay.
Dual batteries combine to provide 5500mAh of total power for extended gameplay.
Putting more Power into People’s Hands
“Mobile games are becoming increasingly sophisticated, more immersive and require complex control skills,” said Jerry Tsao, vice president of the Mobile Gaming Group at Lenovo. “When we entered the market last year, the first thing we did was to re-invent the system architecture to focus on horizontal gaming usage which we called ATA 1.0. This past year we have continued to seek breakthroughs, and today, we’re proud to introduce our next-level ATA 2.0 with the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2—bringing together the best of gamer-focused design and immersive experiences.”
“When winning matters, so should your device. The Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform is at the core of Lenovo’s new powerful smartphone with a 35 percent performance boost over the previous generation, plus a full suite of premium features,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager of Mobile, Compute and Infrastructure at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 is ideally designed to demonstrate the power of Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ and gives gamers full control with one of the best gaming mobile devices available.”
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 with stylized hand silhouettes holding the device
A Closer Look at Key Features/Specs:
Integrated, Active, Twin Turbo-Fan Cooling System
With more power can come much heat. Lenovo pushes the boundaries of mobile gaming smartphone design yet again with its integrated, active, Twin Turbo-Fan cooling system to keep everything cooler for longer device gameplay. Engineered to help solve overheating concerns, the Lenovo Legion phone’s balanced ATA 2.0 dual design allows the CPU to be placed in the middle keeping gamers’ hands away from any heat dissipation. For greater thermal control, the dual fans work together to effectively move the cool airflow through the hot components while gaming for maximum cooling and battle-ready performance.
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 complete thermal system expanded.
Ongoing Collaboration of Performance
Powered by the flagship Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform, Lenovo Legion goes further with its innovative ATA 2.0 horizontal design and cooling technologies built for peak performance during long gaming sessions. The integrated Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System provides fast 5G performance over sub-6GHz and mmWave connections, including dual 5G SIM connectivity, 2 so gamers can play with the lowest pings and simultaneously stream to their hearts’ delight. And if the device’s 5G connection ever gets disrupted, it automatically connects to Wi-Fi9 via its multiple antennas.
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 in Titanium White in landscape mode showing the multiple button/trigger locations
Maximum Control and Immersive Feedback
Eight virtual keys, a boon for a gaming smartphone, offer players: four ultrasonic shoulder keys, two rear capacitance screen touchpoints, and two in-display force touchpoints. The placement of the Octa-Triggers perfectly matches a gamer’s natural grip on the smartphone when held horizontally, meaning players can bind more actions, weapons, tools, or spells to get an edge in battle. Dubbed Dual HaptiX, the new dual X-axis haptic vibration linear motors enable incredibly precise touch feedback, which combined with the impressive display and supreme sound, gives gamers a total immersive sensory experience.
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 in Titanium White in landscape mode showing the popup camera.
44MP Live Stream-ready, Pop-up Camera
The 44MP pop-up camera with ultra-wide 84-degree autofocus lens offers streamers incredible detail plus excellent low-light performance.10 Using a convenient pop-up design positioned for horizontal use, in addition to precise background removal, the smartphone is ready to broadcast wherever its user is. Streamers can tap into real-time overlays and effects, and even use virtual avatars for new personas to thrill friends and fans.
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 in vertical and horizontal orientation with popup camera.
Incredible 144Hz AMOLED Gaming Display
This magnificent, 6.92-inch AMOLED (2460 x 1080) HDR gaming display features an ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate and remarkable 720Hz touch sampling reaction speeds so gamers don’t miss a moment to shine. AI-powered Pixelworks™ i6 Processor provides a premium visual experience with ultra-vivid imagery, richer colors, and sharper detail – raising the bar for visually immersive gaming and multimedia. Built to be ultra-efficient, the i6 chip adds power features, such as AI Display Processing, Always-on HDR, AI-Picture Quality Engine, Auto Adaptive Display, Skin Tone Accuracy and Dark Noise Suppression. Flicker-free DC dimming and ultra-smooth brightness control and TÜV Rheinland®-certified to help protect gamers’ eyes from visual fatigue.11
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 overview showing dual USB-C ports
Dual Batteries with 90W Fast Charging and Dual USB-C Ports
Built for players to feel the phone’s weight more evenly in their hands, dual batteries combine to provide 5500mAh of total power to extend gameplay and video calls – each 2750mAh battery is positioned on either side of the central processing hardware. Use ultra-fast double charging for 17 minutes for a quick boost up to 4500mAh7 via dual side-mounted 90W charging USB Type-C ports, and a full charge takes just 30 minutes.7 This advanced level of lightning-speed refueling and large battery capacity lets you turn your phone and game on with peace of mind, and leaves those other smartphones just offering 4500mAh with 120W in the dust.
Pricing and Availability12
The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 is expected to be available starting April 2021 in China (called Lenovo Legion Phone 2 Pro in China) and in select markets in Asia Pacific and Europe in May 2021. Availability for North America is to be determined.12
In Europe, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 with 16GB/512GB memory option and charging dock included will start at €999.00 (including VAT). The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 with 12GB/256GB memory option without the additional charging accessory will start at €799.00 (including VAT).12
Pricing and availability will vary per geographical market.12
1 Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 is the first phone with integrated, twin active turbo fans and eight virtual keys (aka Octa-Trigger), based on market research conducted by Lenovo in March 2021 on smartphones sold by major smartphone manufacturers shipping more than one million units worldwide annually.
2 5G service plan and 5G network coverage required; 5G service is available in select markets only, device not compatible with all 5G networks; phone supports 5G mmWave and sub-6GHz technology. Requires separately purchased cellular data plan that may vary by location. Contact your service provider for details. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges apply. Certain features, functionality and product specifications may be network dependent and subject to additional terms, conditions, and charges. Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions and other factors. Please review the product details for your specific mobile carrier prior to purchasing.
3 Source: Newszoo, “Global Games Market Report.” https://newzoo.com/insights/articles/newzoo-games-market-numbers-revenue...
4 Color options may vary per market.
5 Actual available capacity is less and varies due to many factors, including formatting, partitioning and operating system, etc. which utilize part of this capacity. The available capacity may change with software updates.
6 Phone supports fast-charging 90W power adapter (sold separately).
7 For one full charge of 5500mAh total battery with USB Type-C plug provides an average of up to 19 hours of video playback, or up to 8 hours for intermittent gameplay. All battery life claims are approximate and based on the median user tested across a mixed-use profile (including both usage and standby time) under optimal network conditions; results from Lenovo internal testing. Battery must be substantially depleted for turbo power charging; charging rate slows as charging progresses. Actual battery performance will vary, depending on many factors, including product configuration and usage, software, operating conditions, wireless functionality, power management settings, screen brightness and other factors. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. 90W adapter sold separately.
8 Lenovo Legion Realm is expected to be available at launch starting April in select markets where the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 is sold. Supports English and Traditional Chinese with support for other languages coming later. Certain features, content and social networking availability will vary by region.
9 Requires separately purchased Wi-Fi router and plan that may vary by location. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges apply. Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions and other factors.
10 Quality of footage is based on internal testing under optimal network conditions. Depending on video length, enough storage space must be allotted on the device to save a high-resolution video.
11 A TÜV Rheinland certification mark signifies that a product has been examined according to strict safety requirements by an accredited third-party and is supported by regular factory inspections.
12 Prices may not include tax, shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. On-shelf dates may vary by geography and products may only be available in select markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.
13 Spec may vary by country or region.
14 Test result provided by Lenovo labs; actual performance may vary depending on conditions.