Although it has been active in the PC gaming market for a long time, Lenovo’s Legion brand came late to smartphone gaming. While devices like the ASUS ROG Phone are already in their fourth major iteration, Lenovo will only announce its second gaming phone this week. The Lenovo Legion 2 Pro, however, has a few tricks up its sleeve that keep it apart from its competitors, including a different version of the integrated cooling fan design, no pun intended.
The Lenovo Legion 2 Pro will not be the first phone to have a tiny fan to keep things cool, at the expense of dust and water resistance, of course. This distinction belongs to nubia Red Magic, which continues this tradition even in the most recent Red Magic 6 Tencent Edition.
Based on the phone photos shared with AnTuTu, the difference is that the Lenovo Legion 2 Pro’s fan will be external and clearly seen. In contrast, the Red Magic’s fan hides inside and simply pushes hot air out through large openings. It is not so clear whether the Lenovo implementation is really exposed to the outside, in which case it is a durability disaster waiting to happen, or if it is actually protected by glass.
The photos also reveal a rear design that further emphasizes the fact that the phone was made to be used horizontally as a gaming notebook. Not only are the rear cameras located in the middle, but the “relief” is also clearly distinguished from the rest of the rear and still gives the illusion of being a separate structure. Like the first Legion phone, the front pop-up camera, this time a 44MP sniper, is also in the middle.
The Lenovo Legion 2 Pro has already been proven to feature a 6.92 inch 144 Hz display with an insane 720 Hz touch sample rate. It will also be powered by a Snapdragon 888 and a large 5500 mAh battery that supports 90W fast charging. Whether the photos really reflect the real phone is still open, but it won’t be long before Lenovo reveals the real deal on April 8.