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Watch: Lenovo Legion Phone Duel takes mobile gaming to the next level [video]

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel is a mix of power and style that looks to revolutionise the experience of gaming on your mobile phone forever.

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South African mobile gamers have largely had to make do with the regular flagship phones to get their gaming fix. Lenovo are looking to change that by launching their newest phone explicitly designed for gaming here this year.

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel which gets its name from Lenovo’s gaming sub-brand is a gaming phone that is packed full of features that make it ideal for mobile gamers.

While there’s more than a little debate about whether mobile gaming counts as gaming in the strict sense, it’s clear that big tech is taking mobile users gaming needs seriously.

Lenovo Legion™ Phone Duel: What you need to know

Games like Fortnite have made use of the impressive computing power packed into modern flagship phones. However, the worldwide trend of releasing gaming-focused phones looks to address a number of the limitations on regular all-purpose phones when it comes to gaming.

In fact, power is the one area that normal flagship phones don’t lack in at all. However, gaming phones look to find ways to provide intuitive controls, lightning-fast input speeds and superior sound and displays to provide truly immersive gaming experiences.

The Lenovo Legion Duel goes one step further by providing all tools you need to stay ahead of the game and also putting a lot of work into helping you capture your exploits for posterity or bragging rights.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel specs

The Lenovo Legion Duel is equipped with the latest flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform. This means that local gamers who have access to 5G will be able to play their games on the go without having to worry about bandwidth holding them back.

The phone itself is designed with gaming in mind and nothing else. Even the dual 2500mAh batteries have been mounted on either side of the phone to help keep the phone cool and facilitate hassle-free charging while playing.

The device is equipped with a 6.65-inch Full HD 2 340 x 1 080 AMOLED glass touchscreen display which boasts a 144hz refresh rate.

If you’ve played around with the 120hz refresh rate on the latest Samsung flagship phones, you’ll have an idea of how a significant an impact boosting the refresh rate can have on the display’s smoothness.

When it comes to memory the phone will ship with advanced 5th gen memory chips, up to 16GB LPDDR5 high capacity RAM. In addition, the phone will have 512GB storage built-in.

Take your gaming to the next level

That storage will be vital if you’re looking to use the Lenovo Legion Duel’s capture facilities. The phone will be able to record your most important moments even if you forget to hit record you’ll be able to jump back in time and grab a recording of what happened on-screen.

In addition to this, you’ll be able to wake up the built-in front camera while you’re gaming and simultaneously record your gameplay with your image overlayed on the video.

When ending a gaming session, players will be able to review the critical moments from their gameplay and quickly select what to include and share it with the world.

Lenovo are looking to deliver their usual combination of high tech with this new addition. The phone will be released in blue and red though there’s no confirmation of exactly when we’ll receive it and if we’ll receive both colours.