The Lenovo Legion Pro 2 Has Finally Leaked

by in General | Apr, 7th 2021

The Lenovo Legion Pro 2 has finally leaked online, which is a big deal to those who are super into mobile gaming. It is the future, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it straight away. Those who are already relishing in the many delights of mobile gaming, however, are always on the lookout for the next “big thing.” Sometimes it’s a brand-new phone; other times, it’s a technological breakthrough that’ll make their gaming endeavors all the more enjoyable.

Either way, there’s always a reason to keep one’s ear to the ground and to follow the “scene” as closely as possible.

These days it feels like everyone’s aboard the mobile gaming hype train (and with good reason), and that includes Lenovo, who are by no means strangers to this segment of the market. So what does the upcoming Lenovo Legion Pro 2 have to offer? Will it be able to compete against some mighty threatening competition?

Lenovo Legion Pro 2: Leaked Images

The core of it all is about as high-end as we’ve come to expect. We’re talking about a cutting-edge Snapdragon 888 SoC, up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, along with a 6.92” 144Hz refresh rate AMOLED screen (paired with an insane 720Hz touch sampling rate). But that’s pretty much par for the course seeing how this is a flagship gaming phone. We’re still missing a lot of the granular details, but we understand the bigger picture.

Legion 2 Front
The front of the Legion Pro 2

The real kicker, however, is the Legion Pro 2’s active cooling system. There’s a ventilation cut out on the back, right next to the shining RGB logo and the phone’s camera set-up. How big of a difference it’ll make in the grand scheme of things still remains to be seen. Most gaming phones come with active coolers in the form of physical add-ons, but they’re not all that practical and are fairly noisy. They will get the job done (i.e., lower temperatures and allow the SoC to operate at full throttle), but it’s not a game-changing thing whatsoever.

Then again, if you’re the kind of mobile gamer who’s into playing Genshin Impact for hours on end, then it might be worth picking up.

The front of the phone is completely flat, with small (but still noticeable) borders on the top and bottom. There’s no selfie camera, though, as Lenovo decided to keep it to the side of the phone and incorporate a pop-up mechanism, much like they did with their very first Legion phone back in mid-2020. It’s more of a gimmick, but at least it can be used in a sort of mobile streaming set-up, although the usability of it all has to be questioned.

Legion 2 Back
The back of the phone with raised bump

Finally, the back of the phone deserves mention — there’s a bump in the very middle of the phone. This should make handling a bit more enjoyable, but that’s just an assumption. It’s definitely a unique take, but it’s not exactly the most aesthetically pleasing design choice. It did, however, allow Lenovo to focus more on cooling the beastly Snapdragon 888 SoC, which should, in turn, make those long gaming sessions noticeably more enjoyable.

If rumors end up being correct, it’ll also come equipped with a whopping 5,500 mAh battery and 90W fast charging (if not even 110W). So, all in all, we’re talking about a bona fide gaming beast — one that’ll chew through any title you might throw its way.

In any case, it’ll be interesting to see how the Lenovo Legion Pro 2 stacks up against ASUS’ ROG Phone 5 and the many other top-tier flagships that are currently popping up on the market. The fact that it has an active cooling solution baked right in is one of its most prominent strengths, and Lenovo knows it too. Whether it’ll actually make a big enough difference is anyone’s guess at this point.

Regardless, the official reveal is slated to happen on April 8, so at least we won’t have to wait long to find out!


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