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The Lenovo Legion Y90 is touted as a smartphone with a hybrid UFS 3.1 and SSD storage system

Legion Y90: the phone with its own SSD? (Source: Lenovo via Weibo)
Legion Y90: the phone with its own SSD? (Source: Lenovo via Weibo)
The Legion Y90 is Lenovo's upcoming flagship gaming smartphone for 2022. The OEM's latest teaser for this device outlines the specs to come in its updated RGB-enabled chassis. They include the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, LPDDR5 RAM - and "heterogenous" storage that combines an SSD with the more usual UFS 3.1 mobile memory chip.

Lenovo's Legion brand has confirmed that it will update its top-end gaming smartphone with not merely new specs but a whole new name: it will be the Y90, as opposed to the Duel or Pro terms tacked on to its predecessors. Now, the OEM claims that it will be bringing something else new to its flagship mobile gaming device: heterogeneous storage.

Most smartphones, premium ones included, have internal storage chips (all too often without microSD card readers as a backup) that top up at the UFS 3.1 standard in terms of speed. Lenovo has announced that the Legion Y90 will indeed have this spec - however, it will also stand out with its own SSD.

Furthermore, the company asserts that this hybrid storage will be RAID 0, no less. These specs are rated to boost random write performance by up to 50% (relative to what is not specified, however). This novel storage type will star alongside the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and LPDDR5 RAM, the latter of which is expected to go up to 18GB in the Y90.

The OEM has yet to mention the relative capacities of its new SSD + flash storage solution per SKU of its upcoming flagship phone. Lenovo may wait until the Legion Y90 launch event for this reveal, currently slated to occur during the company's next press conference on February 28, 2022.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-02-20 (Update: 2022-02-20)