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Lenovo confirms a Legion Phone 3 Pro is inbound, next-gen Qualcomm flagship SoC and all

The Legion Phone Duel 2. (Source: Lenovo)
The Legion Phone Duel 2. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo has released the Legion Phone Duel 2 (also known as the 2 Pro) as its flagship Android gaming phone for 2021. Now, the OEM has announced that a third generation of this line is indeed on the way, and will be powered by the true successor to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 on its launch.

Lenovo's Legion Phone Duel 2 (or 2 Pro, as in its native Chinese market) is now available as the Android gaming-focused manifestation of its brand. Those somehow disaffected with its high-end 144Hz AMOLED display, dual physical fans and unique landscape-oriented design might be better pleased by the news its maker is working on its next generation already.

The general manager of Lenovo's mobile division (China), Chen Jin, has dropped some heavy (machine-translated) hints on Weibo that the 2 Pro's savior has come in the form of its successor. The executive has also confirmed that it runs on Qualcomm's "flagship 8450" platform.

This chipset, currently thought to launch as the Snapdragon 898 or possibly 895 in 2022, is also now touted as having a considerably upgraded GPU. Then again, the rest of Chen Jin's comments could be taken to mean the top-end SoC series' year-on-year clock-speeds might be relatively flat.

Therefore, the Legion Phone Duel 3/3 Pro is shaping up to be at least as powerful as its predecessor, as might be expected. Then again, not much else is known about the phone, such as how much more durable it might prove to be.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-08-24 (Update: 2021-08-24)