Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 is landscape gaming phone with 44MP selfie camera

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
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The first Lenovo Legion Phone Duel was a bold move, and with the Legion Phone Duel 2, the company is doubling down on its unconventional gaming phone direction. First time around, the Lenovo’s gaming brand ditched tradition in favour of landscape orientation mobile, adding a pop-up selfie camera in the center of the phone, and positioning the rear cameras slap bang in the middle portion of the back panel. This was awful for portrait-orientation photography, but anyone who’s bent on taking landscape photos would have felt vindicated with Lenovo’s decision. This time around, Lenovo is updating the internals, upgrading the selfie camera from 20MP to 44MP, and adding even more RGB lighting to the mix. 

Taking on the likes of the Asus ROG Phone 5, which we were confident in calling the world’s best gaming phone when we tested it, Lenovo’s new [on-screen] button basher of a flagship has stiff competition. That said, the Lenovo Phone  Duel 2 packs a few aces up its sleeve that the ROG Phone 5 doesn’t, most notably, its entire architecture is designed for horizontal use, with its large passive cooling vapor chamber and active Twin Turbo-Fan system.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.