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Lenovo now offers an extended warranty for its 2021 Legion gaming phone

The Legion Phone Duel 2. (Source: Lenovo)
The Legion Phone Duel 2. (Source: Lenovo)
The Legion Phone Duel 2 (or 2 Pro) launched with one of the most innovative and landscape-oriented designs of any Android device in 2021 thus far. Unfortunately, this also made it one of the most fragile phones this year. The OEM has started to respond to customer concerns with extended warranties.
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Lenovo started making flagship Android phones in 2020, whereupon it introduced an all-new chassis in which various parts, cameras included, were shifted into a single central island on the back in order to leave its top and bottom edges free for better grip while gaming using its 144Hz AMOLED display.

This design can be said to be improved in the recently-launched Legion 2 Pro, which has reprised its series' unique landscape selfie camera and adds much more RGB to its rear-facing glass window. It also allows for front-facing speakers, a 5,500 mAh battery and dual-fan cooling for its Snapdragon 888 processor.

However, these potential advantages quickly turned to drawbacks: the 2 Pro's trip to the JerryRigEverything YouTube channel revealed seriously compromised robustness, thanks in large part to unfortunate antenna placements. These durability woes can cause the phone to snap in three with relative ease.

Lenovo seems to have acknowledged these potential deficiencies with the announcment of a new extended 2-year warranty for the Legion 2 Pro's existing customers. It is in effect from the day of purchase for each buyer.

These warranties only apply to Chinese customers thus far, as the Legion 2 Pro has only been available in that market from April 9, 2021. It will be released as the Legion Phone Duel 2 in Europe and APAC in May 2021; therefore, it will be interesting to see what kind of warrany Lenovo offers in these new regions.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-04-21 (Update: 2021-04-21)