Lenovo is preparing to launch the new generation of Lenovo Legion gaming smartphones. The new top model will be called Legion 2 Pro and will be equipped with top hardware, which will compete and maybe even surpass the alternatives on the market such as the new ASUS ROG Phone 5 models or the Black Shark 4 gaming smartphones from Xiaomi. Unlike those portable gaming solutions, Lenovo seems to abandon the idea that this is a regular smartphone, even changing the shape of the device to provide an enhanced gaming experience.
Lenovo Legion 2 Pro will adopt horizontal orientation
The first photos with Lenovo Legion 2 Pro suggest that while on the front, the phone will take a more “traditional” shape, its back will be very different from anything we’ve seen so far on the market. We are talking about a phone that seems to be built for longer gaming sessions, the sides of the back cover being easier to grip and symmetrical. Thus, the camera was moved from the upper left corner to the center.
In the central area we now have what ordinary phones generally call the “bump camera”, the high part, which houses the cameras and a few other components. Lenovo’s Legion 2 Pro seems to dedicate this area to several components, however. The camera is the most obvious, but here is also the logo illuminated with RGB LEDs with the Lenovo Legion logo, along with what appears to be a ventilation slot through which you can see an active cooler and an exhaust slot at the bottom.
The fans in a smartphone case are not exactly new. Nubia Red Magic models have been offering such cooling solutions for several years now, but Lenovo would be the second company to adopt an active internal cooling solution for a gaming phone.
It is interesting that the phone is developed to be used in “landscape” mode, and the front camera comes out using a mechanical system with metal frame motors under the power button. Thus, the screen does not need to be cropped to accommodate this component.
We expect the Lenovo phone to use a Snapdragon 888, a very fast OLED screen, from 120 Hz upwards and a lot of RAM. The official announcement is expected tomorrow, April 8, in China.
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