Lenovo’s next gaming phone has been leaked with a design that looks like a Michael Bay Transformer and a gaming PC intertwined. It does not look like anything I have ever seen on a phone before. I’m not sure if I like it.
Pictures of what appears to be the phone were recently shown on the social media service Weibo and I am speechless. Specifically, the dual-camera setup is located at the dead center of the phone, and there is a built-in active cooling fan. It reminds me a lot of a Transformer, as you can see in the picture below.
Now, Lenovo is not the first company to keep a cooling fan in a gaming smartphone. In 2019, Nubia’s Red Magic 3 had a cooling fan located inside the unit. Black Shark FunCooler Pro is an external cooling fan designed for people who play on their phones. Not to mention Asus’ AeroActive Cooler 5, an external fan designed to cool its ROG Phone 5 Ultimate gaming phone.
But the biggest concern I have for the recent photos of the rumored Lenovo phone (rumored to be called Legion Phone 2 Pro) is that gaming phones may continue to include more ridiculous designs. Lenovo’s first gaming phone, launched last year, already had an absurd design by placing a pop-up camera on the side of the phone. But the new model seems to be escalating things further.
According to the leaks, Lenovo’s Legion Phone 2 Pro is not rumored until April 8 in China, but it is unclear whether the phone will be released elsewhere.