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Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone renders and key specs revealed: Pop-up camera on the side and higher touch sampling rate than the OnePlus 8 Pro

The Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone has a pop-up camera on its side. (Image source: XDA Developers)
The Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone has a pop-up camera on its side. (Image source: XDA Developers)
Marketing videos from Lenovo have revealed a wealth of details about the upcoming Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone. The device features two USB Type-C ports for charging a 5,000 mAh dual-cell battery and the company claims 0-100% charge in 30 minutes. Unusually, the Lenovo Legion smartphone has a pop-up camera on its side.
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Details about the Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone have been dripping out for a while now: A Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor being onboard and 90 W fast charging have already been mentioned. However, the team at XDA Developers has got hold of some marketing videos from Lenovo that reveal a few more details and some renders of the smartphone itself. UFS 3.0 storage appears to be confirmed (but not the GB amount) and LPDDR5 RAM will be used. Unsurprisingly, the Lenovo Legion phone will run Android 10 with the OEM’s ZUI 12 custom user interface.

From the front, it can be seen that the Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone (model L79031; codename “moba”) has a large screen unblemished by a notch or punch hole for the selfie camera. This is because the device features a pop-up camera…on its side! Along with the novel front-facing camera solution (20 MP), the Lenovo Legion “moba” has an interestingly positioned dual-camera system (64 MP + 16 MP) on the rear that is horizontally aligned. These lenses appear to be located over a possible flashy LED – it is a gaming smartphone after all.

The dual USB Type-C charging ports along with the 5,000 mAh dual-cell battery should enable the astonishing 90 W fast-charge feature. The Lenovo Legion gaming phone also comes with dual speakers and is expected to offer users the full enjoyment of a display capable of a 144 Hz refresh rate. The touch sampling rate is measured at 270 Hz, which is faster than the OnePlus 8 Pro with its 240 Hz rate. There’s no doubting the Lenovo Legion “moba” will be packed with high-end components and boast of impressive performance; but the pop-up camera on the side might split opinion and the overall unsubtle look is definitely typical gaming-smartphone standard.

Lenovo Legion. (Image source: XDA Developers)
Lenovo Legion. (Image source: XDA Developers)
Lenovo Legion. (Image source: XDA Developers)
Lenovo Legion. (Image source: XDA Developers)
Lenovo Legion. (Image source: XDA Developers)
Lenovo Legion. (Image source: XDA Developers)
Lenovo Legion. (Image source: XDA Developers)
Lenovo Legion. (Image source: XDA Developers)
Lenovo Legion. (Image source: XDA Developers)
Lenovo Legion. (Image source: XDA Developers)
 
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-05- 5 (Update: 2020-05- 5)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.