Lenovo Seemingly Hints A New Gaming Phone Under Lenovo Legion Brand

Joanna Estrada
December 28, 2019

The company has already launched some gaming-centric phones in China, but those were introduced as "Lenovo".

Lenovo could soon be the latest smartphone manufacturer joining the club of gaming smartphones under its "Legion" gaming sub-brand.

The approach is reminiscent of what Asus did with its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand, launching a couple of ROG-branded phones so far.

Based on a new report, Lenovo has created a Weibo (a Chinese social network) account under the Legion brand.

Not much is known about the upcoming smartphone as of now. Lenovo Mobile Communications Technology owns the verified account. New details that have been discovered show that Lenovo could have interest in this space, though how far along the company may be in its efforts to penetrate it are unclear. The company earlier launched a few gaming-centered phones in China under the Lenovo brand. Now, it seems the company is looking to separate its mobile-gaming efforts and bring it into the line it launched in January 2017, which is now made up of gaming PCs and accessories.

Lenovo could very well also be preparing an ecosystem that ties its Legion gaming computers to Android devices, possibly through streaming software. That's why mobile game makers are enjoying success. The ROG Phone II is one of the fastest phones out there right now. However, the arrival of a Legion-branded social media account focused on gaming phones doesn't exactly state that it's not. Just because of that, gaming smartphones have become more mainstream lately. Besides these factors, a gaming phone will also have an improved passive or active cooling system to get sustained peak CPU/GPU performance.

Lenovo has reportedly confirmed there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus smartphone in the works, but we haven't heard anything about it so far. The display of the device is likely to be an AMOLED 1080p panel with at least a 90Hz refresh rate.

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