There have been rumors recently that Lenovo would put their gaming phones under the Legion brand, and now this is officially confirmed.
In a statement to the Android Authority, Lenovo confirmed that it will be ending its current gaming phone efforts as the company restructures its approach to its “gaming portfolio.”
The full statement provided by Android Authority reads:
Lenovo is phasing out its Android-based Legion gaming mobile phones as part of a broader business transformation and consolidation of its gaming portfolio. As a leader in gaming devices and solutions, Lenovo is committed to advancing the gaming category across multiple form factors, as well as focusing on where it can bring the most value to the global gaming community.
The news came as a surprise given Lenovo’s dominance of the portable gaming market and how well Legion gaming phones have generally been received in the past. Lenovo seems to think that by releasing its Legion smartphones, it can better focus on where the company can bring the most value to the gaming industry, but if Legion phones start to disappear, the options for quality gaming smartphones will become much smaller. .
When Legion phones disappear, mobile gamers will only have three device lines to choose from: Asus ROG Phone devices, the Nubia RedMagic line, and the Xiaomi Black Shark series. While each brings something, it’s unclear how long they’ll continue to exist, especially since Xiaomi laid off 10% of its workforce last December.
Legion gaming phones have always been more inventive when it comes to shaking mobile gaming gear, so their absence from the industry will certainly be felt. Thankfully, Lenovo isn’t giving up entirely, as the Android Authority statement makes clear, so you can still count on new gaming hardware from the company. For example, Lenovo announced its new LOQ gaming laptops last week.
It’s entirely possible that Lenovo will change its mind at some point and return to mobile gaming horses, but for now, it looks like mobile gamers will have to rely on other companies for their dedicated mobile gaming hardware.
Source: Digital Trends