Lenovo Legion Gaming Phone box unboxing on Weibo via Revu Philippines

Lenovo Legion Gaming Phone: Launch date, specs we know so far

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The battle is set. Lenovo’s first gaming handset is also launching July 22, the same day the ASUS ROG Phone 3 will be unveiled.

(Update, July 18: An actual unit?! See This is the Lenovo Legion Gaming Phone Pro.)

However, the Lenovo Legion Gaming Phone will go official earlier by three and a half hours, which should make it the first device to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus.

Based on the device’s Antutu benchmark score reposted by Lenovo China Mobile general manager Chen Jin on Chinese social media platform Weibo, the chip is clocked at 3.09GHz and is said to perform 10% better than the regular 865 SoC.

The Legion Gaming Phone notched 187,401, 246,980, 114,314, and 100,176 points in the CPU, GPU, memory, and UX tests, respectively. That’s a whopping total of 648,871, the highest we’ve seen thus far.

Lenovo Legion Gaming Phone Antutu benchmark score via Revu Philippines

Lenovo Legion Gaming Phone’s Antutu benchmark score

The L79031 model that got benchmarked boasts 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage and runs, as expected, Android 10. The same unit was recently spotted in Geekbench scoring 4,556 and 13,438 points in the single- and multi-core tests, respectively. We’re expecting more memory configurations to be launched on the 22nd.

The Lenovo Legion Gaming Phone is confirmed to have a new design for heat dissipation, two X-axis linear motors for better in-game vibrating feedback, an extra USB Type-C port for convenience, and support for 90-watt — or dual 45-watt — fast charging. There will be 99 fan editions.

The device is expected to feature a full HD+ screen with a 144Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080; 64-megapixel and 16-megapixel cameras on the back; and a 20-megapixel side-facing pop-up selfie shooter.

The event is still more than a week away, so let us just leave you with a supposed image of the handset, dug up by XDA Developers but was taken down “in compliance with a legal notice from Lenovo.”

Lenovo Legion Gaming Phone design leak via Revu Philippines

Alleged Lenovo Legion Gaming Phone. Will it be launched in the Philippines? Guessing it will be

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.