ASUS ROG Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion gaming phones will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
Qualcomm has just announced the new Snapdragon 865 Plus SoC. Following up on the announcement, the company has also announced that the very first smartphones with the new, updated SoC will be the ASUS ROG Phone 3 and the Lenovo Legion. Both of these smartphones are considered “gaming phones” at their core, so it comes as no real surprise that they will be sporting the latest available silicon from Qualcomm.
The ASUS ROG Phone 3 is expected to be launched on July 22 as the successor to the spec behemoth, the ASUS ROG Phone II. Much like the predecessor, the ROG Phone 3 will come with very impressive specifications to attract gamers who are on the hunt for the best set of specifications. Aside from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus, the device is also expected to feature up to 16GB of RAM, up to 512GB of internal storage, and perhaps 120Hz refresh rate support at a minimum. This will make it one of the most powerful Android flagships of 2020. Cameras have not really been a focus area for gaming smartphones, but the ROG Phone 3 is still expected to come with decent hardware in the form of a 64MP primary sensor.
The Lenovo Legion is expected to follow along on the same path as other gaming smartphones. This will be Lenovo’s first gaming smartphone, so there’s less of a precedent to build upon, other than this confirmed information of it coming with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus. But from previous leaks, we do know that the Lenovo Legion will come with 90W fast charging, two USB Type-C ports, a 5000mAh dual-cell battery design, and a pop-up camera that sits on the side of the phone instead of the top. Further, the device is also expected to come with a 144Hz refresh rate FHD display, as well as a 64MP primary camera. It will also run on Android 10 with Lenovo’s ZUI 12 customizations on top. The Lenovo Legion is also expected to launch this month.
These aren’t the only smartphones expected with the latest Snapdragon SoC, though. We should hear from other OEMs on their Snapdragon 865 Plus adoption plans soon.