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Lenovo has shut down its Legion gaming telephone enterprise

Lenovo carved out a distinct segment with its Legion line of gaming smartphones that includes spectacular specs and gimmicks like SSD RAID storage and pop-out cameras. Now, the corporate is exiting the gaming telephone enterprise utterly, it informed Android Authority

“Lenovo is discontinuing its Android-based Legion cell gaming telephones as a part of a wider enterprise transformation and gaming portfolio consolidation. As a frontrunner in gaming gadgets and options, Lenovo is dedicated to advancing the gaming class throughout kind components, in addition to specializing in the place it may carry essentially the most worth to the worldwide gaming neighborhood,” a spokesperson stated.

Lenovo’s gaming smartphone woes doubtless sprung from the truth that it failed to ascertain the Legion model outdoors of China. It poached quite a lot of staff from the ASUS ROG group originally, so it was clearly dedicated to cell gaming early on. Its final Legion-branded telephone was the marginally lower-end Y70 introduced final August, however the remaining flagship Y90 was launched over a yr in the past in February 2022.

With Lenovo out, that leaves simply ASUS with its ROG gaming smartphone lineup, together with the Nubia Crimson Magic and Xiaomi’s Black Shark — although the latter just lately laid off a big chunk of its workforce. Lenovo will doubtless now deal with its Moto line together with particular fashions just like the ThinkPhone.