Lenovo’s cool new gaming phone has leaked, but you can’t buy it
Created in response to Asus’ popular ROG Phone series, Lenovo Legio-branded smartphones have been well received in China and rival similar products from Black Shark and RedMagic. The company’s next-gen gaming smartphone, the Legion Y90, has been in the news for quite some time and is now the subject of additional leaks.
The latest information comes from a popular Chinese leaker who revealed the main hardware specs of the device on his Weibo account. As expected for a 2022 flagship gaming phone, the Legion Y90 is packed with powerful hardware and boasts some unique design elements.
Previously leaked images and videos of the Legion Y90 show a device with a surprisingly tame look for a gaming phone. There are no cuts or wild creases, and the back panel of the device is mostly smooth and not extraordinary. However, the phone gets what Lenovo calls a “dual-motor air-cooled” system on the back. There is currently little information on this cooling mechanism, but a Lenovo official claimed that the system will allow continuous gaming at high frame rates for extended sessions.
Gaming smartphones tend to go overboard with outrageous hardware specs that make even high-end flagship phones look ordinary. And the Legion Y90 does not disappoint on this front. The phone gets the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, currently the fastest processor available for Android smartphones. The top-end variant of the phone is expected to come with a colossal 18GB of RAM and will offer 512GB of internal storage. Although not yet confirmed, this high-end variant might be released as Lenovo Legion Y90 Pro.
The rest of the specs include a large 6.92-inch AMOLED panel that supports a 144Hz refresh rate and 720Hz touch sampling rate (not a typo). The phone is also expected to feature a massive 5,500mAh battery that will support 68-watt fast charging. To bolster its gaming capabilities, the phone has dual X-axis vibration motors and two USB-C ports that will allow you to charge the phone while gaming.
Who will get it?
Previous reports indicated that Lenovo intended to launch the Legion Y90 in the first week of January 2022. That didn’t happen, and there’s been no word recently about it. As was the case with previous Lenovo Legion phones, there’s very little chance of this one coming to the US.