Today, apart from launching the first Legion-branded VR headset, the company also uncovered a new gaming smartphone, namely the Lenovo Legion Y70. It’s a gaming handset. So there is every reason to think the phone will be a beast in terms of performance.
Design and Screen
However, let’s start with design. Externally, the handset adopts design elements found in other Legion gaming smartphones. At the same time, its thickness is only 7.99mm. So we guess this is the world’s thinnest smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. In terms of materials, the phone’s middle frame uses an aviation aluminum material, which passes through a wire drawing process. Plus, the AG glass back cover can effectively resist fingerprint collection.
Generally, the Lenovo Legion Y70 has a very comfortable grip, coming with dimensions of 163.63×77.02×7.99mm and a weight of 209g.
The display is 6.67 inches in size and supports a 1080P resolution, 144Hz refresh rate (5-speed smart refresh), 1500Hz sampling rate, global DC dimming, and a peak brightness of 1000 nits.
Lenovo Legion Y70 Hardware
As said, under the hood, we can find the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, which is the most powerful processor in the Android camp. It is paired with up to 16GB LPDDR5 and 512GB UFS 3.1 flash storage. In order to ensure the performance output, inside, the phone hosts a 5047 mm2, 0.55mm super-thick VC soaking plate that runs through the whole machine. It also cooperates with ten layers of heat dissipation, such as multi-layer graphene heat conduction and a three-dimensional heat conduction plate.
In order to provide a good gaming experience, the phone also has dual stereo speakers (Dolby Atmos) and an X-axis linear motor.
Camera and Battery
The camera is another interesting section of the phone’s specs. The front camera has a 16-megapixel resolution for selfies and video chats, while on the opposite side, we can find a 50-megapixel lens supporting OIS, a 13-megapixel lens, and a 2-megapixel lens. The camera module also adopts a metal ladder design, which is very recognizable.
We are dealing with a gaming smartphone. So it should be capable of providing long-lasting battery life. The phone’s battery capacity is up to 5100mAh, while it supports 68W fast charging. The box includes a standard 68W gallium nitride small-volume charging head. Due to such features, the battery can reach 80% of power in 34 minutes. The upper limit of temperature control is 38°C. Once fully charged, it can provide 8.5 hours of gaming.
In other aspects, the Lenovo Legion Y70 runs on the ZUI 14 system out of the box. It comes with special functions such as private space, Live Photo, idle game updates, game-enhanced console, screen sharing, etc.
In addition, it also supports multi-function NFC and provides three-speed adjustable performance modes of energy saving.
Lenovo Legion Y70 Price And Availability
There are three colors: Ice Soul White, Titanium Crystal Grey, and Red.
The 8+128GB is priced at 3,299 yuan ($486); 12+256GB is priced at 3,899 yuan ($575); 16+512GB is priced at 4,599 yuan ($678).
All models are available for booking and will start shipping on August 22.