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
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.