The Lenovo Legion Gaming phone will come with 90W fast charging, possibly making it the fastest charging smartphone in the world when launched. The company announced the feature in a Weibo post. Lenovo had hinted at the feature with a poster in February that claimed the charging tech will be faster than 55W, taking a potshot at the iQOO 3 5G that launched with 55W fast charging.
Gaming smartphones are hardware beasts on their own accord. This new breed of smartphones go all in with the best possible hardware and last year we saw the likes of Asus, Blackshark, and Nubia battle it out with dedicated gaming phones. The Legion Gaming phone is one of them that we know about launching this year. And as confirmed by Qualcomm and Lenovo, the phone will be powered by the flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC. Furthermore, Lenovo has teased it will come with ground-breaking cooling technology to offer sustained performance and smooth gaming experience.
With a 90W fast charger, the Lenovo Legion Gaming phone can get charged faster than any other smartphone right now. Yet, in the poster that Lenovo is circulating on Chinese social media, the company is not specifiying the time the phone takes to get to 100 percent.
Presently, the fastest charging smartphone is the Oppo Reno Ace and the Realme X50 Pro both of which come with a 65W fast charger. Oppo claims the technology can top up a smartphone from zero to 17 percent in 5 minutes and 100 percent in just 30 minutes. With a 90W charger, the time taken to top up to full charge may take less than 30 minutes.
Having said that, 90W is still technically not the fastest you can charge. Vivo had showcased a 120W charging technology last year at MWC Shanghai, which was demonstrated to charge a 4000mAh battery in under 13 minutes. But that feature is yet to go official on a smartphone for people to use.
Lenovo has kept fans on a drip-feed of information about the upcoming Legion gaming phone. The company has said it will feature ‘disruptive’ cooling tech and rock the flagship Snapdragon 865. We can take an educated guess and claim it will also feature the latest RAM and storage modules along with 5G support.
Notably, the Snapdragon 865 already features in two gaming smartphones - The Black Shark 3 and the Black Shark 3 Pro. However, considering the lackluster reception of the Black Shark 2 in India, chances of the gaming phone getting launched looks bleak.
However, Qualcomm has also confirmed that there’s a ROG Phone III in the making, and going by Asus’ track record, they would be pulling every stop to ensure a kickass gaming experience. What can Lenovo do differently? Going by the brand’s legacy in PC gaming, we are up for quite a showdown between ROG and Legion in the mobile gaming space. We will only know who wins once both the phones go official. So far, Lenovo has not disclosed the launch date and price of the smartphone.