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Lenovo announces launch date for its ROG Phone 3 rival

Both gaming phones are launching just a few hours apart from each other.

Published onJuly 9, 2020

  • Lenovo is launching its Legion gaming phone just a few hours ahead of the ROG Phone 3.
  • The handset packs the latest Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset.

Lenovo is all set to take on the ASUS ROG Phone 3 with its first-ever gaming smartphone. The company has announced on Weibo that its new Legion gaming phone will launch on July 22. Incidentally, this is also the same day that ASUS is hosting its global ROG Phone 3 launch event.

Looks like Lenovo was waiting on ASUS to announce its launch plans for the new ROG Phone because the brand has literally planned its Legion gaming phone launch just a few hours ahead of its competitor. The Lenovo Legion gaming phone will be announced at 7:30PM local time in China (7:30AM ET) whereas Asus’ virtual launch event begins at 11AM ET.

Just like ASUS’ gaming handset, the Lenovo Legion gaming phone will also come with the latest Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset. One of its most eye-catching features could be a new side-mounted pop-up camera. Even its rear camera setup seems to have an unusual positioning right in the middle of the back panel. We saw a glimpse of both these design tweaks in leaked promotional material back in May.

In terms of specs, the Lenovo Legion gaming phone could pack a 144Hz display, UFS 3.0 storage, a 64MP+16MP rear camera setup, a 20MP selfie snapper, and as marketed, a 90W fast wired charging system.

It’ll be interesting to see how the handset fares in comparison to the ROG Phone 3 since they’ll be the first set of phones to come with the overclocked Snapdragon chipset.

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