Snapdragon 865 Plus may power Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone

Lenovo is branching into the smartphone gaming industry with its Legion model. It appears it will use a Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset.

The Lenovo Legion will be the company’s first foray into the smartphone gaming industry. As such, it is making sure that it is up to par with the latest gaming specs. Word around the community is that the Lenovo Legion will have a powerful Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset at its heart.

A number of online reports claim that Lenovo is indeed using the chipset from Qualcomm. It is quite interesting as some reports claim that Qualcomm has no plans of releasing the 865+ chipset this year.

Plus chipset for gaming

Also, tech companies are more aligned with using the Plus variant of a particular chipset from Qualcomm. For instance, the Asus ROG II use the Snapdragon 855 Plus instead of the regular variant.

There are many conflicting reports about the Lenovo Legion using the Snapdragon 865+ chipset. For one, the chipset is still not in production. Given the current pandemic, the chipset will not be available this year.

However, if the rumors are true, then the Lenovo Legion might not be the online model to use the chipset. There are some claims that Asus is already working on the successor to the ROG II. Given the tightly contested market, Asus might opt to use the Plus variant of the Snapdragon 855 as well.

Competition in smartphone gaming

Things will be tough if the Lenovo Legion and the new Asus ROG will have the same Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset. It will put the two smartphones into equal footing in terms of hardware. In that case, the real battle on which is the best will come down to the software side of things.

Nevertheless, regardless of what chipset Lenovo decides to use, the Legion is expected to be powerful. The gaming phone niche is relatively small, but consumers are willing to pay a premium for a powerful device.

Lenovo has yet to confirm the actual specs of the Legion gaming smartphone. However, this did not deter tech fans to speculate as to what its hardware will be composed of.

Gaming is a tough market to satisfy, so expectations are high. Consumers are expecting at least a 12GB RAM and 128GB storage configuration. The Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone is also expected to have a 144Hz screen. Additional features like cooling technology and fast charging are also expected.

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