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Inbound Lenovo Legion gaming phone confirmed to have a side mounted pop-up selfie-cam, 90 W fast-charging

The Legion gaming phone has a side-mounted pop-up selfie cam. (Image: Lenovo)
The Legion gaming phone has a side-mounted pop-up selfie cam. (Image: Lenovo)
Lenovo’s incoming Legion smartphone has been confirmed to have a side-mounted pop-up selfie-cam and 90 W fast-charging in official specs revealed ahead of its launch. The device is set to hit the market on July 22 for a very reasonable US$670 asking price.
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Live streaming of gameplay with gamer commentary has become a hugely lucrative industry. Usually it involves gamers hooked up to their gaming rigs with vlogging rigs also set up to capture the simultaneous streaming of the game and a video feed of the gamer playing and commenting at the same time. Lenovo’s inbound Legion gaming phone looks like it could be set to do the same for smartphone gaming on the go.

The Lenovo Legion gaming phone is now up for pre-order on a Chinese website and accompanying photos confirm it has a pop-up selfie-camera that emerges from the side of the device, as had been rumored. Turned on the side in gaming mode/landscape, and the camera now pops above the screen which seems to be there for the purpose of live streaming while gaming. It might also be useful for taking groufies as well, but that doesn't seem to be the primary purpose for its unusual location.

Lenovo claims it has the fastest pop-up mechanism yet seen on a smartphone (just 0.496 seconds to pop up and 0.5 seconds to retract) and it has been tested for durability up to 400,000 activations. Naturally, it is also packed full of the latest tech including a Snapdragon 865+ mated to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage in its standard configuration. It also sports a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate while it also boasts a 90 W fast-charging system as had also been rumored. As a gaming phone, it naturally incorporates a flashy RGB lighting scheme.

The Lenovo Legion gaming phone is expected to hit the market on July 22 for around US$670. Fingers crossed it reaches other markets, particularly given its sharp pricing.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1258 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-07-20 (Update: 2020-07-20)