- Lenovo has unveiled its second-generation gaming handset, the Legion Telephone Duel 2.
- It consists of twin cooling followers, a Snapdragon 888, as much as 18GB of RAM and a 44MP pop-up digital camera.
- It’s obtainable in Europe in Could — although a North American launch is up within the air.
The Legion Telephone Duel 2 facilities round a brand new cooling system that mates a vapor chamber with twin cooling followers. The Snapdragon 888 inside ought to keep cool and keep peak efficiency even throughout prolonged gaming classes, in different phrases. As you’ve doubtless seen, that cooling dictates the distinctive look of the telephone — the Snapdragon sits on the center of the chip to make sure “unparalleled symmetry” in cooling while you’re enjoying video games in a panorama orientation.
You’ll additionally discover a host of upgrades helpful while you’re not enjoying the newest on-line brawler. The Legion Telephone Duel 2 boasts an excellent bigger 6.92-inch (if nonetheless 1080p) 144Hz AMOLED show with HDR10+ help and an extra-quick 720Hz contact sampling charge. You’ll additionally discover as much as 18GB of RAM, a bigger 5,500mAh battery, and an upgraded 44MP pop-up aspect digital camera for selfies and livestreaming.
Management performs an necessary function within the Legion Telephone Duel 2. Lenovo affords eight digital keys, together with 4 ultrasonic shoulder buttons, two rear capacitance factors and two force-based factors within the display screen itself. You’ll have loads of shortcuts for fast-paced video games. Accordingly, a brand new twin haptic suggestions system delivers extra exact responses to your actions.
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The Duel 2 carries over the 64MP fundamental digital camera, 16MP ultra-wide cam, twin USB-C ports and 90W quick charging of the primary Legion Telephone. There could also be few complaints, although, when the dual-cell battery structure guarantees a full cost in half-hour.
There’s a greater likelihood of shopping for Lenovo’s newest mannequin, too. The Legion Telephone Duel 2 is launching in its native China in April in black and white colour schemes, but it surely’s additionally coming to Europe in Could beginning at a worth of €799 (about $948) with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, or €999 with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of area. And crucially, folks on the opposite aspect of the planet may not be ignored. Lenovo would solely say that North American availability is “to be decided,” however that’s nonetheless an enormous enchancment over the no-show of the primary Legion.
As with final 12 months, Lenovo has one fundamental problem: Asus. The ROG Phone 5 affords comparable efficiency, and it’s already obtainable. For those who simply desire a quick gaming telephone, you should buy one thing now. Nonetheless, the Legion Telephone Duel 2 prices much less in its 12GB kind (it’s equally priced in 16GB trim), touts sooner charging, affords extra digital controls, and doesn’t require an add-on for further cooling. For those who’re snug with Lenovo and don’t thoughts the wait, it’d provide the stronger worth.