The new Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 arrives with changes in design and updated almost to the maximum to remain a titan for the game.
In the wake of its predecessor and the wake of its most direct rivals, such as the ASUS ROG Phone 5 or the RedMagic 6 from Nubia, the new Legion Duel 2 reaches 16 GB of RAM and has a screen with up to 144 Hz refresh rate. Values that, along with others, seek to give the best experience in the gaming hours spent with cell phones, as these apps are becoming more and more demanding in terms of performance.
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 Specifications
|Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2|
|Screen||AMOLED 6.92 inch|
Full HD + 2,460 x 1,080
Refresh 144 Hz
touch Refresh 720 Hz
Brightness up to 1,300 nits
GPU Adreno 660
|Versions||12GB / 256GB|
16GB / 512GB
|Rear Cameras||64 megapixels|
16 megapixels wide angle
|Front Camera||44 megapixel ‘popup’, 84º width|
90W fast charge
From 0 to 100 in 30 minutes
|Connectivity and Sound||Dual 5G|
Stereo Front Speakers
|Others||Eight configurable triggers|
Integrated fan and steam chamber
Even if white is added, it is clear that there is gaming here
It seems that black should no longer be the color inherent to gaming phones and the particular aesthetics associated with these products begins to diversify. We also see in this Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 that there is a white version, as in the ROG Phone 5, which while maintaining everything else represents a breath of fresh air.
Although what stands out most at first glance talking about the rear is that huge central camera module, which integrates the logo with the RGBs and is the product of internal redistribution of the components seeking maximum heat dissipation. With this, the Phone Duel 2 is still a phone that is far from going unnoticed when held horizontally, as was the case with its predecessor.
The front camera is also retractable, leaving a very clear front with symmetrical frames. On that front, we see a 6.92-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2,460 x 1,080 pixels, slightly larger than the first Duel but still at FullHD+. It remains at a 144 Hz refresh rate as we introduced before, which although no longer a record value is more than enough to enjoy the most demanding games to the fullest, especially considering that the touch is up to 720 Hz.
The display supports HDR (always on) and has TÜV Rheinland certification for blue light. Also, the maximum brightness is 1,200 nits.
The periscope once again appears in a design designed for hours of streaming
Passive dissipation, in addition to the design, is provided by a vapor chamber, working in conjunction with a dual-fan to actively lower the temperature. The manufacturer assures that this is enough to keep the temperature from rising too much and make it comfortable to play while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM perform at their best.
It has up to 512 GB UFS 3.1 storage, support for WiFi 6, and touch triggers, i.e. Octa-Trigger controls. These are eight virtual keys (four ultrasonic keys on the edge, two touch training screens on the back, and two touch points on the panel) that aim to give an experience and versatility similar to playing with a physical console controller.
In this case, the battery is dual (with one half on each side of the module) and has a total capacity of 5,500 mAh. It supports 90 W fast chargers, promising full charges in just 30 minutes, with two USB Type-C ports (one on the base and one on the side).
For audio it has stereo sound and four microphones, the latter working to achieve good noise cancellation and thus the sound quality is somewhat higher. What it does not have, however, is a 3.5 mm mini-jack.
The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 comes with Android 11 and the Legion OS customization layer. A software sprinkled with Lenovo Legion Realm, the configuration suite and library for games with which they promise a more satisfying experience for those players who are used to maximize customization in games, both in performance and vibration and lighting.
As for photography, what peeks through that side module (or top, depending on how you look at it) is a front camera with a 44-megapixel sensor. The main camera has a 64-megapixel sensor and the wide-angle one has a 16-megapixel sensor.
Pricing and availability of the Lenovo Legion Duel 2
The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 will be available from mid-April in China and according to official information is expected to arrive in Europe from May, although we already know the prices. It will be available on Lenovo’s website and there will be the following versions:
- Lenovo Legion Duel 2 12 GB + 256 GB: €799.
- Lenovo Legion Duel 2 16 GB + 512 GB: €999.