Lenovo Legion Phone 3 Elite / Pro (Y90) official: everything you need to know

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Lenovo's path in the gaming sector continues: after the tablet Legion Y700 (and maybe one portable console) comes the debut of Lenovo Legion Phone 3 Elite / Pro. We are therefore witnessing a change of name for the family of gaming phones, abandoning the wording "Duel" in smartphones. However, in China it is marketed as Lenovo Legion Y90. As announced by the company, the Legion series is characterized by three devices and therefore three abbreviations: smartphone and double digit, tablet and triple digit (such as the aforementioned Y700) and quadruple digit notebook (such as the Y9000P laptop). Name changes aside, let's see what its characteristics are.

Lenovo Legion Phone 3 Elite / Pro official: everything we know

Design and display

After the initial aura of mystery, the Chinese house has finally raised the curtain on the design of Lenovo Legion Y90 (Phone 3 Elite / Pro). On the front we have a flat screen with standard frames but the real surprise is located on the back. The terminal adopts one style eccentric as much as the older brother Phone Duel, with a photographic module positioned in the center of the body (in glass, with metal perimeter frame). The dimensions are equal to 177 x 78,4 x 10,14 mm for a weight of 252 grams.

The central area of ​​the device houses both the camera and one light LED RGB and the LEGION logo. Note the presence of two air intakes, to improve heat dissipation (especially during the game phases). Among the other details revealed, we have the presence of one dual USB Type-C port.

Moving on to the display, it's a AMOLED HDR10 + from 6,92 "Full HD + (2460 x 1080 pixels), a Samsung E4 panel with a refresh rate of 144 Hz and touch sampling at 720 Hz. In addition to color calibration and Pixelworks technology, it is a screen with anti-blue certification for eye protection, integrated ID sensor and brightness up to 1.300 nits.

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Hardware and camera

The Lenovo Legion Y90 gaming phone (Phone 3 Elite / Pro) definitely points to renewal and this brings, as shown by the technical sheet coming out of a leak, to the presence of the latest Qualcomm chipset, that is Snapdragon 8 Gen1. It is a 4 nm SoC with octa-core ARMv9 Kryo CPU (1 x 3 GHz X2 + 3 x 2,5 GHz A710 x 4 x 1,8 GHz A510) and Adreno 730 GPU. Memory cuts include 12 / 16 / 18 GB of LPDDR5 RAM (up to 22 GB with virtual RAM) e 256 / 512 GB of storage space UFS 3.1 (not expandable) with 128 GB of SSD RAID 0 for a maximum total of 640 GB. Connectivity includes 5G dual SIM and Wi-Fi 6 2 * 2 MIMO, while the software is Android 12 with the latest ZUI 13.

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To power everything there is a double cell battery from 5.600 mAh with support for quick charging a 68W with dual USB Type-C ports. Double Engine Air Cooling technology is also introduced, with a large dissipation system with double fan able to maintain temperatures at 38,9 ° C even after 20 minutes of gaming at 120 fps. On the gaming side we find the presence of 8 additional keys: 4 ultrasonic side keys, 2 capacitive rear keys and 2 pressure keys in the display. There is also a vibration motor dual HaptiX double X-axis.

Lenovo Legion Y90's dual camera has sensors from 64 + 13 MP with 120 ° wide angle, while the selfie camera is from 16 MP. The multimedia compartment also includes stereo speaker Dolby Atmos.

Price and availability

Lenovo Legion Y90 will be available from March 10 in China at a price of 3.999 yuan (€564) for the 12/256 GB variant, 4.299 yuan (€607) for the 16/256 GB and 4.999 yuan (€705) for the 18/640 GB one. As for the Global launch in the form of Lenovo Legion 3, for the moment we have no information.

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