The nice thing about flashy gaming PCs is that they stay at home. Only guests and burglars will ever see your gaming rig and think, “wow, this person is such a big dork.” But you can’t say the same for gaming phones, which look super nerdy and travel with you everywhere you go.
Clearly, we need a more mature gaming phone for adults who still have a sense of pride (or in my case, an unbridled fear of being judged by others). And it seems like Lenovo is up to the task. In newly-leaked images from @evleaks, the powerful Lenovo Halo gaming phone looks like a device for businesspeople, without any RGB lighting or a wacky paint job.
Despite its modest design, the Lenovo Halo is a beast. Its 6.67-inch 1080p OLED panel has a 144Hz refresh rate, plus a 300Hz polling rate to reduce input lag. It packs a flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and comes with up to 256GB of storage and 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. There’s also 68-watt charging, a 50MP main camera, plus a set of unidentified 13MP and 2MP cameras.
Now, the Lenovo Halo isn’t necessarily the first “good looking” gaming phone. Other devices, such as the Red Magic 6R, have a subdued design that doesn’t necessarily scream “gamer.” But the Lenovo Halo takes things a bit further—aside from the Legion logo, it just looks like a normal smartphone.
But here’s the bad news; Lenovo rarely launches its phones outside of China. Leaks suggest that the Halo will go on sale in Q3 of this year (between July and October), but if we want the device to arrive in the United States, Europe, or other regions, we may need to start begging.