Two well-known manufacturers - Lenovo and Asus almost simultaneously presented gaming smartphones based on the latest development of Qualcomm - the latest generation Snapdragon 865 Plus processor, which, unlike its predecessor, became 10% more productive and the first among mobile chips have crossed the 3 GHz frequency limit.
Lenovo The first of the new gaming solutions was the Lenovo smartphone, whose presentation was just a few hours ahead of the Asus representative. In keeping with its gaming purpose, the Legion Phone Duel has individual features that distinguish it from standard designs of other mobile gadgets.
So, Lenovo decided that the usual location of the front camera in the on-screen cutout for a gaming smartphone would not be the best solution, since it would close the full view. For this reason, the developers have placed a 20-megapixel selfie lens inside a slide-out mechanism at the side of the device. In addition, this camera arrangement is specifically made for streamers broadcasting their games.
The main camera of the gaming Lenovo has a dual lens - the main 64-megapixel sensor complements the 16-megapixel wide-angle with a 120-degree view. The 6.6-inch Full HD + AMOLED display reaches 144Hz refresh rate.
Another distinctive feature of the Legion Phone Duel, which defines its gaming concept, is the presence of two batteries, the total capacity of which reaches 5000 mAh. They are physically separated on different sides of the case so as not to heat up from each other. In addition, a liquid cooling system maintains the temperature of the smartphone at the desired level.
In addition to the special arrangement of the front camera and two batteries, the Lenovo smartphone has other gaming specifications. For a better response in games, the device is equipped with a double vibration motor, on the sides of the device there are two sensor triggers. Externally, the gaming character of the device is emphasized by the customizable RGB backlight. The Android 10 operating system has been specially modified for the horizontal position of the screen. In addition, in Home mode, the smartphone can work in conjunction with a stationary PC, acting as a keyboard or touchpad.
Gaming Lenovo is available with 8, 12 and 16 GB of RAM. The built-in storage is available in 128, 256 and 512 GB versions.
The cost of the simplest modification 8/128 GB starts at 3500 yuan, which is equivalent to 35,000 rubles.
The new Asus ROG Phone 3 complements the gaming smartphones of the branded family of the same name. The gadget has a 6.59-inch OLED display with a response time of 18 ms and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. The battery capacity is 6000 mAh, the cooling system is presented in the form of a GameCool 3 solution. In addition, an additional AeroActive Cooler 3 cooler can be purchased for the smartphone.
In the new product, the manufacturer tried to improve the operation of the ultrasonic sensors located on the sides of the device. The sensors are now configured to simulate the L1 / L2 and R1 / R2 buttons of a real gamepad. Sensors detect pressure and respond to swipes.
The maximum RAM among all modifications of the smartphone reaches 16 GB, internal - 512 GB.
ROG Phone 3 is compatible with select controllers and optional accessories. The manufacturer plans to introduce several new devices for the smartphone later, in particular, the ROG Falchion wireless keyboard with mechanical keys, ROG Cetra RGB noise canceling headphones and a 15.6-inch Strix XG16 portable IPS monitor.
The manufacturer will determine the cost of the new item later. Last year's ROG Phone 2 was priced at $ 900, so the new smartphone is likely to surpass the $ 1000 mark.
The Topic of Article: Lenovo and Asus unveil gaming smartphones with latest Qualcomm processor.