Lenovo develops gaming smartphone to compete with Asus ROG Phone

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Lenovo, owner of the Legion brand specializing in PCs for gamers, would work on a smartphone positioned on the same segment as the ROG Phone from Asus, the Black Shark from Xiaomi or the Razr Phone. The Chinese firm has opened an account on Weibo which seems to be the first step in a vast communication campaign.

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When a company specializes in two different segments, it makes sense that it combines the two to expand its offer. Take the Taiwanese company Asus for example. It manufactures smartphones and PCs. And in the PC segment, she runs a brand called Republic of Gamers. Or ROG for friends. In 2018, she developed her first gaming smartphone: the ROG Phone ( the second version of which was tested here ).

Lenovo could be in the same situation. A PC part with a gaming segment (the Legion brand). A smartphone part led by its own brand, but also by Motorola. The association of the two sets therefore seems quite natural. And this is precisely what the Chinese firm would have in mind. Here is a good clue, reported by the Indian site Gadgets 360: Lenovo has created a new account on the Chinese microblogging portal Weibo whose name (translated) is Legion Gaming Phone .

A first teaser

This account was created very recently: December 16, 2019. It was used to publish or relayed ten messages whose central theme is mobile gaming (with several videos of King of Glory, a title developed by Tencent also called Honor of Kings according to translations). Some cryptic messages concern a smartphone for playing. But nothing more. The image below was posted on Weibo yesterday January 1. It could be the first real teaser for Lenovo’s first smartphone for gamers.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOUGetting started with ASUS ROG PHONE 2: the ultimate SMARTPHONE GAMING!Now playing

The smartphone gamer segment is attracting more and more brands. We mentioned Asus. There are also Red Magic (Nubia), Black Shark (Xiaomi), the latest model of which is tested here , and Razr. The arrival of Lenovo would be logical, given the positioning of its Legion brand. On the technical sheet side, it is obviously still too early to assume. But it would be astonishing if the Chinese firm was not inspired by the proposal of the competition (notably Asus) to create its own. It remains to be seen how Lenovo will stand out. And of course at what price this product will be positioned. Check this site for more info http://piedpipes.com/

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