Lenovo has carved out a niche with its Legion line of gaming smartphones that boast impressive specs and gimmicks like SSD RAID Storage And pop-out cameras. Now the company is exiting the gaming phone business altogether, she said Android Authority.
“Lenovo is discontinuing its Android-based Legion mobile gaming phones as part of a broader business transformation and consolidation of the gaming portfolio. As a leader in gaming devices and solutions, Lenovo is committed to advance the gaming category across all form factors, as well as focus on where it can deliver the most value to the global gaming community,” a spokesperson said.
Lenovo’s gaming smartphone issues are likely due to its failure to establish the Legion brand outside of China. He poached a number of ASUS ROG team employees early on, so he was clearly committed to mobile gaming early on. Its last Legion-branded phone was slightly inferior Y70 announced last August, but the latest flagship Y90 was released over a year ago in February 2022.
With Lenovo released, that leaves just ASUS with its Range of ROG gaming smartphoneswith the Magic Red Nubia And Xiaomi’s Black Shark — although the latter has recently fired a large part of its workforce. Lenovo will likely now focus on its Moto line as well as special models like the ThinkPhone.