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Lenovo Legion gaming phone confirmed for July 22 launch, hopes to take on Asus ROG phone and Nubia Red Magic

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The Chinese tech company will be hoping it’s third time lucky after their recent failures against the bigwigs in the gaming phone market.

Lenovo has been teasing its first gaming smartphone under the popular Legion branding for a while and on Friday announced it will launch the Legion Phone on July 22.

But its fresh announcement gives away more details, such as the Lenovo Legion Phone will feature the brand-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor to offer high-end gaming. Coincidentally, Asus is also expected to launch the ROG Phone 3 in India the same day and with the same chipset.

Third time lucky. Really?

It’s really not literally third time is it? Its various smartphones waned too soon, not only in India, China and other international markets but also no major acceptance down here in Africa.

With many major flaws and years of failures to exist and impose itself on the smartphone gaming industry, they will be praying the sky is blue this time around.

Unlike its smartphones, Lenovo’s PC business is thriving in China, India, and other markets. In fact, its range of Legion high-end gaming laptops have carved a niche for itself.

However, the company is now leveraging on the Legion branding to push its gaming smartphones in the market that is rife and will definitely hope to compete with the likes of Asus ROG Phone and the Nubia Red Magic.

Lenovo Legion Gaming Phone Features and Specifications

Previous leaks have suggested the smartphone will be more suited for handholding vertically. Which is why the leaks have shown the Legion Phone with a pop-up camera on the side of the smartphone — in a rather unusual setting.

However, Lenovo is going for the high-end innards on the Legion Phone, including the top-notch Snapdragon 865+ processor that was launched earlier this month as Qualcomm’s most powerful chipset to date. It is packed with the best 5G modem and other connectivity features that will be more than enough for a gaming phone with most 2020-esque standards.

Also to expect is a very high refresh rate on the Lenovo Legion Phone display — with leaks suggesting extraordinary figures though something sort of 144Hz — and an FHD+ resolution will be super fun.

Other expected key specs include a 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. A report previously stated that there could be a 64-megapixel main camera that will be situated on the dead centre of the smartphone’s back to facilitate the vertical operability.

Lenovo Legion Gaming Phone Launch Date

Everything points to an awesome gaming experience in the waiting though we expect ASUS to crash the party as usual with its ROG Gaming phone.

The event is slated to begin at 7.30 pm Beijing time, July 22, which translates to 12 pm WAT. The same day, at 8.15 pm, is the launch of Asus ROG Phone 3. So we can expect a showdown between the two gaming smartphones later this month. Lenovo has not said anything about the availability of the Legion Phone outside of China.

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Xiaomi Redmi G 144Hz Gaming Laptop launched: Full Specifications, Features and Price

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Few days ago, we brought you news Xiaomi were planning on launching it’s first gaming laptop, the Chinese tech company has moved to fulfil that promise with the Redmi G gaming laptop.

The Redmi G is the first gaming laptop by Xiaomi under the Redmi brand as the company already has thin and light notebooks under its Mi NoteBook and RedmiBook lineup. Moreover for specs, the new gaming gadget has launched with upto 10th generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics to boot.

Though the Redmi G laptop isn’t tipped to challenge major bigwigs in the gaming industry, it still packs enough features to get you through the most rigorous and graphic-demanding games.

Xiaomi Redmi G Specifications and Features

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Xiaomi Redmi G features a 16.1-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution anti-glare display with very narrow bezels on three sides and upto 144Hz refresh rate. The base configuration was tipped to come with 60Hz refresh rate which it did but, the rest of the two models come with 144Hz display.

It also supports a 100% sRGB colour gamut range and offers 81% screen-to-body ratio with 178-degree wide-viewing angles. The Redmi G measures 23.1 millimetres in thickness and weighs 2.5 kilograms, so its not your common thin and light laptop but instead offers a full set of features that ensures a smooth gaming performance.

Under the hood, the Xiaomi Redmi G is powered by the 10th generation Intel Core i5-10200H processor running at upto 2.4GHz for the base model paired with NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics. The other Core i5-10300H variant that comes with NVIDIA GTX 1650 Ti graphics.

The maxed-out Redmi G is powered by 10th generation Intel Core i7-10750H processor with 2.6GHz base clock speed and is paired with GTX 1650Ti. All variants come with 512GB PCIe SSD storage and 16GB DDR4 RAM.

The Xiaomi Redmi G doesn’t just disappoint on the basic feature aspect either. It comes with a full-sized backlit keyboard that offers a 1.5 mm key travel with dedicated numeric keys and trackpad features like Microsoft PTP gesture controls.

As for the I/O ports, the new gaming laptop features a Type-C port, USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.2 ports, a mini Display Port 1.4, an HDMI 2.0 port, 3.5mm headphone jack and an ethernet port. The laptop is also equipped with two 2W speaker units supported by DTS:X Ultra. It also comes with Wi-Fi 6 module with 2.4Gbps theoretical Internet speeds and Bluetooth 5.1.

Xiaomi also packed in a 55WHr battery juice for this which it claims can last for upto 6 hours when browsing the web and upto 4 hours when streaming videos online.

Xiaomi Redmi G Pricing and Availability

The Redmi G has only launched in China for now though no word if Xiaomi will bring it to the global market anytime soon.

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However, the Redmi G gaming laptop comes in three configurations to choose from starting at CNY 5,299 for the base variant with Core i5-10200H and 60Hz display, CNY 6,299 for the Core i5-10300H model with 144Hz display and a maxed-out configuration at CNY 6,999 with Core i7-10750H processor and 144Hz display. Which ever unit you chose to go for, be rest assured you’re getting a budget PC that no doubt will survive anything thrown at it.

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Xiaomi set to launch its first gaming laptop – the Redmi G on August 14: Here’s everything to know

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Chinese tech giant Xiaomi had recently launched new laptops, and now its sub-brand, Redmi is all set to go all out into the game by introducing the Redmi G its first-ever gaming laptop.

The Redmi G has been teased to come with minimal bezels packing specs reminiscence of the Microsoft Surface and will be a premium laptop that is powerful and looks quite modern.

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Much like the arrival of any new product, the first goal would be to evade the new product factor which has seen numerous tech either fall to public displeasures or entirely launch undercooked.

Here’s everything to know about Xiaomi’s Redmi G first gaming laptop.

Redmi G Features and Specifications

Though Redmi has so far succeeded in getting the public Hawkeye to just limited details about the device, the illusion will only get clearer as we approach lunch. Taking to Weibo, Redmi has teased that the laptop will feature some interesting design decisions, the laptop is said to come with very minimal bezels including the move to shift the webcam to the bottom bezel.

While nothing has been confirmed till now, there are suggestions that the laptop will feature some cooling solution and superior performance for gaming evidently pointing to the device been powered by the Core i5-10200H and Core i5-10300H processors.

The company already has the RedmiBook range of notebooks in 13, 14, and 16-inch sizes. However, the new Redmi G gaming laptop will most likely be announced in a 15-inch display variant. The design could see the laptop come with a matte finish body in all-black colour.

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Additionally, the Redmi G laptop could also be a little bulky and look like a typical gaming laptop as it would also house a hig-end graphics card for games and other applications.

Furthermore, it is worth noting that Redmi has a number of laptops under its name, with even a special edition Ryzen notebook also being sold by the company in China. However, none of these laptops support a 144Hz display. It will be interesting to see if Redmi G notebook also comes with a 144Hz display.

Redmi G Price and Availability

In the afformentioned teaser, Redmi has revealed that it will be launching the Redmi G gaming laptop on August 14. Though no information if the device would be restricted to only the China market, more on this should however be revealed later tomorrow when the device finally goes official.

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