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Lenovo Legion gaming phone with Snapdragon 865+ SoC will debut on July 22

It is expected to be the world’s first phone to feature a side pop-up camera.


What you need to know

  • Lenovo’s Legion gaming phone will be announced hours before the ROG Phone 3 on July 22.
  • Like the ROG Phone 3, the Lenovo Legion gaming phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s all-new Snapdragon 865+ chipset.
  • It is also expected to have a side pop-up camera and a 144Hz screen.

Lenovo today announced on Weibo that it will be unveiling its first flagship gaming smartphone on July 22, hours before ASUS takes the wraps off the ROG Phone 3. The Lenovo Legion gaming phone and ASUS ROG Phone 3 are both going to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865+ chipset, which delivers 10% better gaming performance compared to the Snapdragon 865.

The launch event for the Lenovo Legion gaming phone is set to begin at 7:30 PM in Beijing (7:30 AM ET), while ASUS’ “game-changer” event for the ROG Phone 3 will kick off at 11:00 AM ET.


As suggested by a leak in May, the Legion gaming phone is expected to have a side pop-up camera and two USB Type-C ports. It is also tipped to feature a 144Hz refresh rate screen, just like the ROG Phone 3. In terms of battery life, however, the Lenovo phone isn’t expected to be as impressive as its rival from ASUS. While the ROG Phone 3 will have an identical 6,000mAh battery as the ROG Phone 2, the Lenovo Legion gaming phone is rumored to pack a 5,000mAh dual-cell battery.

Some of the other rumored specs of the phone include a 64MP + 16MP dual-camera setup at the rear, front-firing stereo speakers, and 90W wired fast charging. On the software front, the Legion gaming phone will ship with Android 10-based “Legion OS” out of the box.

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