Lenovo’s Legion Phone Duel 2 brings double charge ports, two fans and flagship specs
Following last year’s Legion Duel gaming phone, Lenovo is here with a successor called the Legion Duel 2. The standout features here come in pairs - dual charging ports, dual cooling fans, two linear motors for haptics and two pairs of ultrasonic shoulder triggers. The side-mounted pop-up selfie camera is here again but with a 44MP Samsung sensor this time around.
The AMOLED display has grown to 6.92-inches while keeping the 144Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support of its predecessor. Resolution is still capped at FHD+ (2460 x 1080) to be more precise. The panel now supports a peak brightness of 1,300 nits, packs symmetrical bezels as there is no need for a selfie camera cutout and is flanked by stereo speakers.
Being a gamer-centric phone the Legion Duel 2 has a really diverse set of extra controls. There are two force touchpoints in the display, two pairs of ultrasonic shoulder triggers on the side frame and a pair of capacitive keys on the back of the device.
The back design is also unique with its two squares design interrupted by a glass island housing the cameras, cooling fans and the RGB Legion logo. The camera setup is identical to last year’s model with a 64MP main shooter and a 16MP ultrawide snapper.
The two fans work in tandem with the bottom one intaking hot air and passing it through the copper heat sink while the top fan serves as an exhaust. Lenovo boasts a 30% improvement in thermal efficiency compared to the first Legion Phone.
The Snapdragon 888 is tasked with the heavy lifting and is paired with 12/16 or 18GB RAM. Storage options are 256 and 512GB. The battery comes in at 5,500 mAh and is split between two 2,750 mAh cells.
Charging through one port brings 65W speeds while an optional adapter bumps the combined speed to 90W and can deliver a 100% charge in 30 minutes. Lenovo’s battery protection system monitors heat and charging speeds for optimum power delivery and long-term battery preservation.
The software front is covered by Lenovo’s ZUI 12.5 which is based on Android 11. The phone comes in Ultimate Black and Titanium White colors.
The Legion Phone Duel 2 will release in China later this month while European availability is scheduled for May. Pricing starts at €799 for the 12/256GB model and goes up to €999 for the 16/512GB model with a bundled charging dock.
Its highly unlikely you'll get much drop on a Chinese brand phone in just 2 months, but this one is actually expensive AF, so expect around 20% drop. A lot depends on demand and supply, so one can't be sure. For example, if the phone r...
- 12 Apr 2021
I think he's asking price drop in first hand market... not second hand. In case of Chinese, they mostly keep lower prices and drop only about 20-30% maximum throughout its life. Case in point is Redmi K20 Pro, launched at 25k, and the best ...
- 12 Apr 2021
Usually phones like these lose 50% initial value out of the box.
- 12 Apr 2021