Continues the road in the gaming sector by Lenovo: after the tablet Legion Y700 (and perhaps a portable console) prepares the debut of Lenovo Legion Y90. We are therefore witnessing a change of name for the family of gaming phones, apparently abandoning the wording “Duel” in smartphones. As announced by the company, the Legion series will feature three devices and therefore three acronyms: smartphones and double digits, tablets and triple digits (like the aforementioned Y700) and notebooks with quadruple digits (like the Y9000P laptop). Name changes aside, let’s see what its features will be.
Update 12/01: Lenovo Legion Y90’s certification reveals to us its fast charging power. Find all the news in the “Hardware” section below.
Lenovo Legion Y90: everything we know about the new gaming smartphone
Design and display
After the initial halo of mystery, the Chinese company has finally lifted the curtain on the design of Lenovo Legion Y90. Frontally we have a flat screen with standard bezels but the real surprise is located on the back. The terminal adopts a style as tamaronic as its older brother Phone Duel, with a camera module placed in the middle of the body (glass, with metal perimeter frame). The central area of the device houses both the camera and an RGB LED light and the LEGION logo. Note the presence of two air intakes, to improve heat dissipation (especially during gaming phases).
Among other details unveiled, we have the presence of a dual USB Type-C port (we’ll talk about it in the “Hardware” section).
Moving on to the display, we know that it will be a 6.92″ Full HD+ HDR AMOLED unit, a Samsung E4 panel with 144 Hz refresh rate and 720 Hz touch sampling. In addition to color calibration, it will be a screen with anti-blue certification for eye protection and we imagine integrated ID sensor.
Hardware and camera
Despite being the new gaming phone of the company, Lenovo Legion Y90 seems that it will not propose a hardware compartment at the last word. Inside it is rumored there will be a Snapdragon 888, the same 5nm SoC seen on Lenovo Legion 2, so with an octa-core Kryo 680 CPU (1 x 2.84 GHz + 3 x 2.42 GHz + 4 x 1.8 GHz) and an Adreno 660 GPU. We don’t know about the battery yet, but we do know that there will be 68W fast charging.
Why the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 would not be present is still unclear, but I can make two assumptions. The first is that Lenovo preferred to keep a lower profile in terms of price. The second could be.
and related to temperature issues
that have appeared with the latest Qualcomm SoC, and when it comes to gaming smartphones the temperature factor is most considered.
In this regard, Lenovo lets us know that will be introduced the Double Engine Air Cooling technology. Inside it will be a dissipation system with dual fans, capable of maintaining temperatures at 38.9 ° C even after 20 minutes of gaming at 120 fps. Surely there will be other features dedicated to the gaming world. We think about the presence of side buttons to add physical controls, as well as the presence of various accessories to expand the capabilities of use.
We still don’t know what Lenovo Legion Y90’s camera will be, but we imagine that the multimedia department will continue to include stereo speakers but no mini-jack input.
Price and release date
The presentation of the Lenovo Legion Y90 will take place on January 8, that is, the days in which the CES 2022 in Las Vegas will be held. Probable, therefore, that at the U.S. event there will also be the company with all its innovations dedicated to gaming, including smartphones. For the moment, however, we have no information related to the price.