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Images of a Lenovo Legion Smartphone have been leaked and it’s been rumored to be the Lenovo Gaming Phone… I myself being a self-proclaimed gamer, gaming mostly on my desktop, PS4 & Xbox One X at home, have yet to be Wowed or for that matter really needing a gaming smartphone, might be swayed this time, who knows. My all-in-one desktop at the office, which just so happens to be a massive 27″ Lenovo Horizon 2, which is connected to two Lenovo 27″ monitors is most possibly the longest lasting desktop I’ve ever owned! I’ve already upgraded its OS to Windows 10 and it works wonderfully. In fact, the video game I play most these days is Gears 5 online via both Steam and Zoom (connected to my Xbox One X downstairs) and I’m happy to report that there aren’t any issues whatsoever and the picture’s awesome, but I digress…

Lenovo Legion Specs…

The specs on the Lenovo Legion smartphone were provided the day before yesterday by XDA Developers out of Havertown, PA who discovered that Lenovo created an account on Weibo, Chinese social media platform back in December. The account Lenovo created was under the alias or username Legion Gaming Phone, which was utilized to upload the first ever poster of the phone.

Lenovo Legion Mobile SoC…

As per XDA Developers, the Lenovo Legion is powered by Qualcomm’s leading 5th generation Snapdragon 865 mobile SoC as compared to the 845 Snapdragon mobile SoC used in Razer 2 & Asus ROG phone released respectively October 2018.

Cell Battery…

The Lenovo Legion cell battery is a 5000mAh capacity design, which is supposedly the reason why its battery is able to charge at 90W, which again is said to reach 100% in 30 minutes by way of connecting the charger to its bottom USB-C Port next to the SIM card tray.

Lenovo Legion Cameras…

Lenovo’s Legion camera, which is comprised of a dual 64MP/16MP lens camera is located right on the mid rear area, which is totally different from any other phone ever made. This can be revolutionary or a total flop to the user, but what will definitely stand out, especially to a streamer is a streamer who wants to go mobile! The pop-up camera, which is said to appear on the middle side of the phone.can be used to livestream games on the go. Let’s say, you place the phone on its side like we normally do when watching videos or a movie, pop up the camera and begin live-streaming while gaming. Gone could be the days of being stuck at home streaming.

The Lenovo Legion Operating System…

The Lenovo Legion operating system will be Android 10, the tenth release and 17th version of Android’s mobile operating system. Although available as of September 03rd, 2019, the operating system’s latest update was released April 6th. What does Android 10 mean to Android users? For one, dark mode & live caption capabilities… You’ll be able to share your WiFi credentials with friends who are visiting… A dedicated privacy section within the settings app… These are just a few of the add-ons that were added to the recent update. For a more in depth list, please feel free to visit C|NET HERE.

uEngine Vibration Motor…

uEngine is the vibrating motor being utilized in the Lenovo Legion smartphone to enhance the gaming experience. This is nothing new though, as this technology is just a form of the Haptic tech already used in game controllers and Nintendo Switch to give the experience of being a part of the action by way of vibration during impact. iPhone has a form of haptic tech called Taptic, which is felt when tapping on apps and buttons as well as when switching from ring to vibrate. The difference; however, would be in utilizing the phone itself as the controller.

Here are some concerns…

As I mentioned in the beginning, I own a Lenovo Horizon 2 all-in-one, and I have had no problems with this machine. However, as a computer geek, the first thing I did was change out the SATA harddrive, which I knew was going to cause problems down the line. Yes, it came with a 1TB space capacity, but I gladly opened it up and changed it out for a 500GB SSD. I also updated from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 the first chance I got! The battery sucks, so I keep the power cable connected at all times and again, it hasn’t given me any problems.

BUT I didn’t have to contact Lenovo support because of my knowledge of building and repairing computers. Someone without that knowledge; however, may find themselves in a bit of an issue. Why? Because the words “Lenovo Support” is sort of like an oxymoron to some people who have had issues with Lenovo products, especially their tablets – but if you’re already used to using forums, you won’t be disappointed.

Another concern I have is that there is no mention of screen size… There’s also no mention of price, which you should expect to be high, considering the bells & whistles mentioned above. The ROG Gaming Smartphone is still pricing between $549 & $799 brand new, and as for the Razer Phone 2, it’s still pricing between $599 & $649 (Used!). So, expect to pay a pretty penny for the Lenovo Legion.

Last but not least, Lenovo’s UI is not the greatest as you’ll more than likely experience freeze-ups and crashes. What Lenovo should do is simply use a standard UI, but that’s my opinion.

Release Date…

Unfortunately, it may be too early to learn of a release date for the Lenovo Legion smartphone, as there has yet to be anything speculated as it pertains to a release date.

So based on the specs discussed above, are you looking forward to purchasing the Lenovo Legion? Please leave your answers and comments in the comment box below so that we may continue the discussion.

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