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Over the last few years a new segment of products has been opening up in the smartphone market. These devices are all focused on delivering the best gaming experience you can have on a smartphone, and to this end they boast impressive specifications and features all geared towards optimizing gaming. With industry leading processing power, battery capacity, and high refresh-rate displays they have come to represent the pinnacle of smartphone hardware performance.

Gaming Laptop Boom

The growth in interest and demand for gaming oriented smartphones mirrors developments in the world of gaming laptops. While such computers have always been on the market, the growth of esports has precipitated an enormous demand for the portable gaming consoles. Whereas gaming laptops used to account for only a tiny proportion of total laptop sales, the sector has grown from a global valuation of $1 billion in 2013 to over $12 billion as of 2020.

Some of the largest and most respected laptop manufacturers Lenovo, Asus and Razer are spearheading the gaming smartphone revolution, leaving the big smartphone manufacturers like Samsung and Xiaomi scrambling to recapture lost market share.

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VIP Mobile Gaming

These devices are envisioned by manufacturers to be the ultimate mobile gaming devices, able to rival not only other phones but dedicated consoles like the Nintendo Switch Lite, or PlayStation Vita. In order to achieve this, these phones have specific optimizations you won’t find on other powerful devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. These include dedicated shoulder buttons which can be mapped to portions of the touch-screen.

This means games such as Clash of Clans, Terraria and even classic casino titles benefit from their design choices just as well as resource hungry games like the newly released port of Genshin Impact. Some devices like Asus’ new ROG Phone 5, even offer full game controllers as a clip on the peripheral. In fact, add-ons are a major part of how this new sector is distinguishing itself from more businesses oriented flagships.

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Ice Cold

Several gaming phones, including the ROG Phone 5 and the Nubia Redmagic 6 offer attachable cooling fans, similar in form to those found in high performance gaming computers. These increase the thermal efficiency and performance of the phones by siphoning heat away from the internal components. One major challenge that has faced mobile gaming in the past is the issue of thermal throttling. As smartphones have sought to become slimmer and lighter as well as more powerful with each successive generation, managing the impact of over-heating has been a chief design concern. As this disproportionately affects mobile gaming, we are seeing manufacturers of gaming phones looking to innovative new ways to cool their devices.

One such strategy has been employed by Lenovo with their own entry in the gaming phone space, the Legion Duel. It boasts a unique split design construction that includes two metal cooling rods that run down the internal length of the phone. This facilitates channeling heat away from the internals, enabling far greater thermal efficiency than competitors.

Serious Tech

Battery capacity is another distinguishing feature of these devices. Whereas other manufacturers attempt to keep their phones slim and aesthetically appealing, often at the expense of battery life, longevity is a chief concern of devices like the Asus ROG (Republic of Gamers) Phone 5. Accordingly the ROG Phone 5 ships with a 6000mAh battery which is over 46% larger than what is available in an iPhone 12. This enables the ROG Phone 5 to play video continuously for 28 hours, which is longer than many smartphones can last with their screens turned off.

The other key area where these phones make headlines is with their high-refresh rate screens. Such displays, defined as screens with a refresh-rate of over 60hz, have been available in Android flagships for several years, and the upcoming iPhone 13 is expected to launch with a version of the 120hz display seen in the 2021 iPad Pro. The first phone to feature a 120hz display was the Razer Phone 1, one of the first gaming phones which launched back in 2017. Since then, gaming phones have been steadily pushing the display speeds up. The new ZTE Nubia RedMagic 6 Pro, which launched in March of 2021, features a 162hz display which is now the fastest ever seen on a smartphone.

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