Motorola launches Lenovo Legion Duel gaming phone with two USB ports and 144 Hz

Motorola launched on Wednesday (24), in partnership with Lenovo, the Legion Phone Duel gamer. The smartphone is equipped with Snapdragon 865 Plus and brings specific features for this audience, such as AMOLED screen with 144 Hz refresh rate, two USB ports (!) To recharge the battery with power of up to 90 watts and … colored lights on the rear , it is clear.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel (Image: Paulo Higa / Tecnoblog)

The design of the Legion Duel is quite peculiar: in addition to the LEDs on the rear (which can be controlled by an app), there are two pressure sensitive buttons on the side that act as triggers in compatible games. On the same side, there is a 20 megapixel retractable camera to take selfies or stream your video while you play with your phone in landscape mode.

Still talking about specifics, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel has a USB-C port on the bottom, like any other conventional smartphone, but also another on the side. This gives you more freedom when playing, but it also serves to activate a 90-watt ultra-fast recharge mode. Motorola ships a 45-watt adapter and two cables; if you have another 45-watt charger, you can fill the 5,000 mAh battery in 30 minutes, according to the company.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel (Image: Paulo Higa / Tecnoblog)

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel (Image: Paulo Higa / Tecnoblog)

Snapdragon 865 Plus, 5G “in the future” and… Android 10?

The Legion Duel screen has a 6.65-inch AMOLED panel, a resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 144 Hz, with a touch response of 240 Hz; under it, there is an optical fingerprint reader. Two front speakers work in stereo mode and have larger acoustic chambers to offer better sound immersion.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel (Image: Paulo Higa / Tecnoblog)

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel (Image: Paulo Higa / Tecnoblog)

Inside, the device brings the Snapdragon 865 Plus processor, 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, with no possibility of expansion, in the version that will be marketed in Brazil. Motorola informs that the Legion Duel is “compatible with 5G technology”, but there is a detail: the device will leave the factory only with 4G enabled.

THE Tecnoblog found that the cell phone was not approved with 5G at Anatel. Motorola’s product manager, Thiago Masuchette, explains that the company made this decision because the Legion Duel is compatible only with frequencies that will be auctioned by the government in the future, such as the 3.5 GHz one. The device does not work with the bands used in 5G DSS by Brazilian operators. 5G is blocked by software and will be released in a future update.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel (Image: Disclosure / Motorola)

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel (Image: Disclosure / Motorola)

Speaking of updates, the Legion Duel comes with Android 10 and the Lenovo ZUI interface, with a different look from that adopted in Moto phones and features for gamers. For this smartphone, Motorola guarantees only one version update (that is, up to Android 11) and two years of quarterly security fixes, which is a little frustrating when we look at the competition.

The Legion Duel will be sold starting this Wednesday (24th) for R $ 7,199, in red and blue colors. Our full review will be published soon.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel – technical sheet (Brazil):

  • Screen: 6.65-inch AMOLED, Full HD + resolution (2340 x 1080), 388 ppi, 19.5: 9 aspect ratio, 144 Hz refresh rate, HDR10 +
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 3.1 GHz octa-core (ARM Cortex-A77) and Adreno 650 graphics chip
  • RAM and storage: 12/256 GB, UFS 3.1, without microSD input
  • Dual rear camera:
    • main: 64 megapixels, f / 1.89, 0.8 µm
    • ultrawide: 16 megapixels, f / 2.2, 1 µm, 120º
  • Frontal camera: 20 megapixels, f / 2.2, 0.9 µm
  • Drums: 5,000 mAh, fast charging up to 90 watts (45 W charger included)
  • Operational system: Android 10 (ZUI 12 / Legion OS)
  • Connectivity: 2x USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax 2 × 2 MIMO), NFC, GPS, without 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Most: digital player under the screen, stereo sound, four microphones and ultrasonic sensors for games
  • Dimensions and weight: 169.17 x 78.48 x 9.9 mm, 239 g

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