March used to be the month for brand new gaming telephones, with the the Pink Magic 6, Asus ROG Telephone 5 and Black Shark 4 all launching inside of a couple of days of one another. It seems like that development is continuous into April, with Lenovo launching the Legion Telephone Duel 2 at an tournament in China.

It is arguably probably the most crowd pleasing of the lot, with a lot of options you merely may not in finding on different handsets. Essentially the most notable of those is a pop-up selfie digicam integrated to the aspect of the instrument – coming back from the primary Legion Telephone Duel, it is now 44Mp, whole with an 84° box of view. This permits for wide-angle selfies and pictures to be captured whilst the usage of the telephone horizontally for gaming.

The ‘Duel’ branding is in connection with the telephone’s two batteries, each 2,750mAh cells which mix to offer a complete 5,500mAh capability. 90W stressed charging gets you a complete price in simply half-hour, even supposing you can wish to acquire a separate adapter and connect with each USB-C ports on the similar time. Lenovo says it is been designed on this manner as a way to arrange warmth distribution and save you the realm across the CPU from overheating. That is helped through a sophisticated cooling machine, which incorporates a integrated twin-turbo fan. Crucially, this does not get any louder than 27dB. 

That is all housed inside of a central panel of glass, the place you can additionally the place you can in finding the unusually-positioned rear cameras. A 64Mp primary sensor (able to 8K video) is joined through 16Mp ultrawide, even supposing it is ordinary to just two lenses in this day and age. As it is a gaming telephone, there is additionally some RGB lights occurring right here. 

The Legion Telephone Duel 2 is powered through Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset, which gives one of the best efficiency and provides 5G connectivity. It combines with 12/16GB of RAM and 256/512GB of garage throughout two configurations. This central panel of glass may be the place you can in finding the unusually-positioned rear cameras, with a 64Mp primary sensor (able to 8K video) and 16Mp ultrawide. As it is a gaming telephone, there is additionally some RGB lights occurring right here. 

That is with out even bringing up the show, the realm which has arguably noticed probably the most notable improve. The Legion Telephone Duel 2 is now packing a 6.92in, Complete HD (2460×1080) AMOLED show, up from 6.6in on its predecessor. It sticks with the silky clean 144Hz refresh charge, even supposing the 165Hz Pink Magic 6 and six Professional at the moment are the marketplace leaders on this regard. One space Lenovo does have the higher hand is contact sampling charge, providing an excellent 720Hz.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
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There also are a couple of options particularly designed with avid gamers in thoughts. They come with a complete of 8 digital keys dotted across the instrument, aiming to offer a controller-like enjoy out of your telephone. This combines with a brand new haptic comments machine for extra life like contact comments and, optimistically, a extra immersive gaming enjoy. Somewhere else, you additionally get twin front-facing audio system (whole with Dolby Atmos enhance) and 4 microphones with noise-reduction era. 

The Lenovo Legion Telephone Duel 2 is predicted to reach in Europe in Might. It’s going to get started at £699/€799 for 12GB RAM and 256GB garage, whilst the 16GB/256GB model will value £899/€999.

Take a look at our round-up of the most efficient gaming telephones to look what it will be up towards.