Rumor | Lenovo's "Halo" is a next-gen top-end gaming phone with a difference
Lenovo has effectively confirmed that it will launch a successor for its 2021 premium Android gaming phone, although it willl be called the Legion Y90 rather than anything like the Legion Phone 3 Pro. Nevertheless, it is slated to be a refined version of the existing model, central camera/fan hump and all.
However, it seems the OEM intends to hedge its bets with the Y90's immediate successor. The leaker Evan Blass has suggested that, even though it might be a mid-year refresh with the "Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus" (a possible 2022 counterpart to the 888+ processor), it may launch with a very different look.
Then again, "different" in the context of Lenovo flagship phones has connotations of being pretty much the same as many other phones from different brands out there. According to Blass' new render, it will have a very traditional candy-bar shape with a deeply conventional triple rear camera module with a 50MP main shooter in one corner.
This Lenovo phone also has a profoundly normal punch-hole display, although it may be the same kind of AMOLED panel with the Y90's unusually excessive 144Hz refresh rate. Then again, this device, said to have the code-name halo, is also depicted with a rear panel of a similar finish to that of the upcoming Legion Y700 tablet - in fact, it could be said to be the phone version of this slate.
Finally, the render indicates that it is to be a member of the Legion series, as the Y700 will be and the Phone 2 Pro was before it. Its allegedly upcoming "Halo" phone is now said to launch in the third quarter of 2022.