Leaked images show Lenovo gaming smartphone with pop-up side camera

Images have surfaced showing the design of Lenovo’s upcoming Legion gaming smartphone. The device has no hole or notch in the screen, but a pop-up camera. It is striking that it is on the side.

According to XDA Developers, the images come from marketing videos of the Lenovo Legion smartphone. Those videos are not public, but Lenovo has previously confirmed that a gaming smartphone is coming and has already posted teasers with information. It is known that the device will receive a Snapdragon 865-soc and can charge quickly with 90W. It contains a 5000mAh battery that consists of two parts.

The renders from the video show two USB-C connections: one on the bottom and one on the side. Another image shows a pop-up camera on the side. Presumably that was done with the idea of ​​letting gamers use the front camera while gaming, if the phone is held horizontally.

There are two cameras on the back of the device. They also have a striking position; much lower than other smartphones. The renders in the video don’t make it clear which material is used for the housing, but it appears to be aluminum or plastic.

According to XDA Developer, there is also another video in which Lenovo shows various features of the Legion smartphone, including the so-called uEngine. That is the name that the manufacturer gives to the vibration motor. Lenovo also claims in the video that the phone has special cooling and is equipped with stereo speakers.

The device would have a 144Hz screen with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels and will run on Android 10, with a modified Lenovo ZUI 12 shell that will be called Legion OS. It is not yet known when Lenovo will officially announce the device. It is also not yet clear whether the device will be marketed outside of China.