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Live Streamers, Rejoice! Legion Phone Duel Is Coming to the Philippines
Posted by Donna Almonte October 23, 2020

If you’re on the lookout for a gaming smartphone, Lenovo has entered the realm with its first mobile flagship. Last October 17, Lenovo announced its anticipated gaming flagship smartphone, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel, which is said to redefy the mobile gaming experience with its unique hardware and software features or namely, its Dual Technology Architecture. That being said, since Lenovo is better known for their gaming laptops, PCs, and accessories, how does it stand out from the competition? Let’s find out!

A fast and furious beast of a phone

As the mobile esports arena becomes more competitive in the Philippines (see the ongoing MPL-PH coverage), it’s a given that esports athletes need incredibly fast phones with great battery life. However, the Legion Phone Duel gives that and more with customized controls, high quality graphics, and live streaming capabilities. Here are the specs:

  • Next-level flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus Mobile Platform that delivers revved-up performance across the board for incredibly fast Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming, plus 5G support *in selected markets
  • For enhanced power efficiency, you get advanced 5th gen memory chips with up to 16GB LPDDR5 high capacity RAM and ample storage up to 512GB[iii] UFS 3.1.5.
  • The gaming-grade 6.65” display has a 144Hz refresh rate and 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • The display’s interactivity is further enhanced by its 240Hz touch sampling rate for instant response to your finger movements.

Twice the playing power on your fave games

Sounds fancy, but what does Dual Technology Architecture mean exactly? It’s a major feature of the Legion Phone Duel that features pretty much dual everything, from dual batteries and dual cooling systems to dual power circuitry. You can fire shots continuously in PUBG without hassle – up to 10 firing shots per second! – by long-pressing the triggers. Personally, I find the fact that you can have a full charge within 30 minutes—a game-changer—since HD games like CoD tend to overheat and drain my phone.

  • Dual Batteries – 2500mAh each for a total of 5000mAh capacity – are located on the sides of the phone where gamers’ hands would rest while the warm logic board is placed in the center
  • Even with marathon sessions, the phone’s Dual-Liquid Heat Pipes, Graphite sheets, and copper foils ensure that the thermals are precisely managed
  • Dual Type-C Charging gives you convenient charging ports on the bottom and side of the phone. You can choose to use one or both Type-C charging cords from the bundled 65W charger. With both cords plugged in, the phone will turbocharge from 0% to 100% in 34 minutes (or 0% to 60% in 15 minutes).
  • The Dual Shoulder Controls are ultrasonic “air” trigger buttons that come with Dual Haptics engines that provide life-like feedback for deeper immersion in games.
  • Dual Front-Facing Speakers deliver room-filling audio for situational battle cues in-game, so you can react even faster to the footsteps behind you. This is made possible by Dirac Audio technology with large 1.4cc acoustics chambers for far-reaching sound quality—engineered for you to crank up the volume and generate a 3D-like sound field
  • Dual Livestreaming is now made easy with the Legion Phone Duel’s 20MP pop-up front camera. It takes just 0.5 seconds to be activated or retracted. To broadcast your voice and facial reactions as you play, simply activate the pop-up front camera to simultaneously overlay your image on-screen
  • Four noise-cancelling microphones record audio from all around to allow live-streamers to easily record themselves at esports events
  • On the rear of the phone are a 64MP camera and an ultrawide 16MP camera. You can also record videos at up to 4K resolution at 30FPS with the rear camera

Streamers, it’s your time to shine

It’s especially annoying to play games in portrait mode, but the Legion Phone Duel has got that problem covered. The phone’s interface is optimized for landscape mode! Not to mention, within the minimalist “Legion Realm” interface, gamers can tweak hardware performance settings, scroll through your downloaded games, and select the enabled network that gives you the best connectivity in that moment – WLAN, 5G, or Wi-Fi 6. No interruptions so players can concentrate and score that big win.

 

This phone really stands out with its streaming features. You can record, review, and boast about your gaming performance easily via a preview screen. Additionally, you can select and merge recorded clips together like a pro editor. If you forget to hit record, the phone can automatically capture your winning moments and you can reverse-record it to savor the moment.

 

For maximum aesthetics, the RGB lighting (the “Y” logo at the rear) can be changed to different settings, so you’re notified about messages and charging status at all times.

 

A bit reminiscent of my favorite console, if you want the large screen gaming experience, players can opt to connect the Legion Phone Duel to an external monitor, keyboard and mouse with a USB-C dock.

Legion Phone Duel: Pricing and availability

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel in Vengeance Red (12GB / 256GB) and Blazing Blue (16GB / 512GB) will be available at authorized Lenovo resellers in the Philippines starting November 1, 2020. For the official price, keep posted on GG Network this October 24, 2020, at the Legion launch in this year’s Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS). For more information, ‘like’ Lenovo Legion’s official Facebook page on their official website.

 

A ‘gamers-first’ mindset is baked into Lenovo Legion’s DNA. We made sure our maiden gaming smartphone offering is of flagship quality, with topnotch internals and innovative features, to give our customers the best bang for their buck,” said Michael Ngan, Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager.

 

We’re enthusiastic that the price won’t break the bank while players can finally get their first gaming smartphone. Stay tuned!

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