Lenovo has given up on the mobile market gaming, with the discontinuation of their Legion line. The Chinese brand confirmed to Android Authority that, less than three years after the launch of its first model, has decided to cancel its efforts with devices of this type.
The news is not entirely surprising, considering that there were rumors about it for a long time. Also, let’s be honest, cell phones gaming Lenovo Legion were far from being a crowd pleaser. In fact, went unnoticed by the vast majority of the public. Something clearly influenced by the limited availability of the devices, whose sales were limited to selected markets in Asia and Europe.
“Lenovo is discontinuing its phones gaming Android-based Legion, as part of a broader business transformation and consolidation of the games portfolio. As a leader in devices and solutions for gamingLenovo is committed to advancing this category in all form factors, in addition to focusing on where it can bring the most value to the global community of players, “they asserted from the company.
In this way, Lenovo Legion smartphones say goodbye without having the opportunity to say goodbye through the front door. Let us bear in mind that the Asian firm only released three models of your mobile line gamingand quickly desisted from continuing on that path.
Lenovo says goodbye to its mobiles gaming from the Legion series
The first computer in the Lenovo Legion family was the Phone Duelwhich was presented in July 2020. The device hit the market with a 6.65-inch screen with a 144 Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 865+ processor, up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
His successor, the Phone Duel 2, arrived in April 2021 without major improvements: 6.9-inch screen, Snapdragon 888 and up to 18 GB RAM. However, the most striking feature of both phones was that they had a front-facing camera that popped out from the side edge of the phone. A supposedly ideal position for those who wanted to broadcast their gaming sessions online.
In March 2022, meanwhile, we saw the latest Lenovo Legion in action. was the model Y90, which was launched in China after endless rumors and few innovations. Most noticeable was the inclusion of a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and a dual USB-C port.
Thus, the Asian giant seems to have understood that, despite the increase in its popularity in recent years, these phones are still a niche bet. And while they’ve also proven to be very good technology demonstrators, much of the public continues to see them as part of a publicity stunt, rather than really necessary gadgets.
For now, the truth is that Lenovo lowers the blind to its Legion line. It remains to be seen how this determination affects the mobile sector gaming, if it has any effect. Nowadays, everything points to the fact that ASUS will continue to comfortably lead the segmentespecially with the prompt launch of the ROG Phone 7.