Leaked: Lenovo’s first ‘gaming’ phone with 144Hz display and 90W charging

The specs in the headline might make it sound like a gaming laptop, but no, it seems Lenovo has a monster of a smartphone waiting in the wings. According to the report by XDA-Developers, the phone, which will carry ‘Legion’ branding, will be Lenovo’s first dedicated gaming phone. Reports of this device have been floating around for a few months now, with Lenovo’s social media handles giving hints of what to expect.

A look at the probable spec sheet sure make the Legion phone sound like something to rival devices by RoG, Black Shark, and Razer: Lenovo’s already indicated (via its Weibo social media account) that the upcoming device will use Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 chip. It’s also been hinted that the Legion phone will have dual USB Type-C ports to allow easier charging during usage, and will pack in a 5000mAh battery as well as 90W charging that will take just half an hour to fill up the generously sized battery. As you’d expect with a gaming device, there’ll be a fancy cooling system (‘3D cooling tower structure’ with ‘dual heat pipe partitions’), and stereo speakers with 6.5mm drivers.

XDA-Developers also hands out more info it’s received from a source: The Legion device will also utilise UFS 3.0 storage and LPDD5 RAM, although just how much storage and RAM Lenovo will offer is, as of yet, unknown. But what’s really interesting is that this phone might get a notchless display with a 144Hz refresh rate and a 270Hz touch sampling rate. It’s also expected to be running on Android 10, of course, with Lenovo’s ZUI 12 skin on top. As for the cameras, there should be dual cameras at the back (64MP main camera and a 16MP wide-angle) and a 20MP pop-up camera at the front (perhaps place at the side).

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