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Lenovo Legion Y90: The third installment on the Legion series

Lenovo has unveiled a new phone – Lenovo Legion Y90 in its Legion lineup. The phone has a very special feature – dual storage. The gaming phone is named after the gaming laptop series brand used to have before 2020. Here, we will dig into the specs, features, availability, and the expected price of the Lenovo Legion Y90 in Nepal.

Lenovo Legion Y90 Overview


Beginning with the design, the new Lenovo Legion Y90 brings a center module on the rear panel. It has two air inlets and two in-built fans as well. Likewise, the module also holds a dual-camera setup alongside a Lenovo logo with RGB backlighting that circles through 2,62,000 colors. This design is inspired by two other Legion series smartphones. It is designed with the main motive of playing the games horizontally since that’s the most comfortable grip for gamers while playing.

There are six triggers in the phone among which the four – L1/L2/R1/R2 lies on the right frame and the remaining two – L3/R3 reside in the screen under the two pressure-sensitive zones. You can also use the dual Z-axis linear motors and the stereo speaker setup for immersive gameplay. The latter supports Dolby Atmos and is 40% louder than on the other smartphones of the series. There is a single color option for the phone – Gray.

Lenovo Legion Y90 display and design


Heading on to the display, Legion Y90 ships with a 6.92-inch E4 AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution. It boasts a 144Hz refresh rate alongside a 720Hz touch sampling rate and 1300nits peak brightness. Further, it supports HDR10+ contents with 3.4ms of response time. The pixel capacity and pixel density measure 1080×2460 and 388 respectively. There is no notch or any cutouts on the screen. However, you can still notice thin bezels around the edges of the display.

Performance and Memory

Under the hood, the handset gets its power from the Qualcomm flagship processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. This is a chipset based on a 4nm fabrication process with Cortex-X2 cores accompanied by Cortex-A710 and Cortex-A510. The graphics depart of the phone is handled by Adreno 730 processor. Over to the software front, the device boots on Android 12 on top of ZUI 13.

Lenovo Legion Y90 performance

There are three memory configurations available for the phone – 12/256GB, 16/256GB, and 18/640GB. The first two are of UFS 3.1 and the last one brings Lenovo’s new UFS+SSD storage. There is a 512GB storage of UFS 3.1 and 128GB SSD RAID 0 storage. It sums up to 640GB and improves the read and write speed. You can even expand the RAM up to 4GB as well.

Advanced active cooling

Moving on, the phone comes with a “Frostbite M” cooling system that has all-in-one active and passive cooling technology. The components list out as graphene, liquid cooling, VC plate, and so on. It spreads in a total area of 68,8849sq. mm, which is impressive. The dual-fins on the dual fans are sprouted at the bump on the rear panel. Lenovo claims to improve the cooling mechanism by around 300%.


As per the optics, there is a dual-camera setup on the phone with a 64MP primary lens with 1.0-microns pixel capacity and PDAF support. It then couples with a 13MP ultrawide sensor with a 12-degree field of view. They also have a dual-LED flash for better night shots. They can record HDR10+ videos up to 8K resolution at 20 frames per second followed by 4K@30/60fps, and 1080p@30/60/240fps with gyro-EIS support.

Lenovo Legion Y90 camera

Upfront, there is a 16MP selfie snapper that can shoot up to 4K videos at 30/60 frames per second. However, there is no gyro-EIS support like the rear camera.

Rest of the specs

The Legion Y90 gets its fuel from a massive 5,600mAh battery that gives the non-stop gaming time of 8 hours and the video streaming time of 13 hours. You can fully charge the phone within 35 minutes all thanks to the 68W fast charging adapter. The charging can be done via any of the two USB ports which lie in the bottom and side part of the device. The one on the side is a USB 3.2 Gen 1 port while the other is a USB 2.0 connector.

Lenovo Legion Y90 Battery

There is no 3.5mm headphone jack in the model which is quite disappointing for a gaming phone.

Lenovo Legion Y90 Specifications

  • Body: 177 x 78.4 x 10.1 mm; 252 grams
  • Display: 6.92-inch E4 AMOLED, 144Hz refresh rate, 144Hz refresh rate, 720Hz touch sampling rate, HDR 10+
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm)
  • RAM: 12/16/18GB LPPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage: 128/256GB UFS 3.1, 512GB UFS 3.1 + 128GB SSD (640GB)
  • OS: ZUI 13 based on Android 12
  • Rear Camera: Dual
    – 64MP primary
    -13MP ultra-wide, 120° field of view
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Audio: Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos,
  • Connectivity: 5G, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax), Dual Type-C
  • Battery: 5600mAh, 68W fast charging
  • Triggers: 4 shoulder controls (L1/L2/R1/R2), Dual pressure touch buttons (L3/R3)
  • Color: Gray

Lenovo Legion Y90 Price in Nepal

We estimate the Lenovo Legion Y90 to have the starting price of NPR 90,000 in Nepal. In China, it starts at CNY 4,300 and this is for the 12/256GB memory configuration.

ModelLenovo Legion Y90 price in ChinaLenovo Legion Y90 price in Nepal (expected)
Lenovo Legion Y90 (12/256GB)CNY 4,300NPR 90,000
Lenovo Legion Y90 (16/256GB)CNY 4,600NPR 1,00,000
Lenovo Legion Y90 (18/640GB – 512GB UFS + 128GB SSD)CNY 5,300NPR 1,10,000

Also Read:Lenovo Yoga Tab 13: The Ultimate second screen for your daily tasks

Pragya Sapkota
Pragya Sapkota
I am a tech content writer at Youtech Nepal who loves travelling and watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Just looking for the light in life!!!

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