Lenovo is joining the competition in the handheld PC gaming sector with its upcoming device, tentatively named Legion Go. According to reports by Windows Central, this move comes amid the success stories of Valve’s Steam Deck and ASUS’ ROG Ally, along with other established players like AYANEO.
While specific details are currently limited, Legion Go will reportedly run on Windows 11, ensuring seamless compatibility with PC gaming. The device is expected to incorporate AMD’s state-of-the-art Phoenix processors.
Although no concrete release date or availability information has been disclosed yet, an earlier leak from Liliputing uncovered Lenovo’s past project, Legion Play, an Android-based cloud-oriented handheld. While the Legion Play never saw a general launch, its design could provide a glimpse into the potential form factor Lenovo might adopt for the Legion Go.
The Legion Go is rumored to sport an 8-inch screen, slightly larger than its competitors, Steam Deck and ROG Ally, both equipped with 7-inch displays. A larger screen could offer an advantage for gaming experiences that require a clear view of UI elements.
The AMD Phoenix 7040 series chips, which power the Legion Go, are hailed for their power efficiency, making them suitable for lightweight gaming and extending battery life, much like the Steam Deck and ROG Ally. However, additional information about other configurations of the device remains undisclosed.
Experts suggest that Microsoft is gearing up to offer significant support to original equipment manufacturers exploring the handheld gaming category, and it’s speculated that Lenovo’s Legion Go may be one of the beneficiaries of this assistance. Additionally, Dell’s Alienware brand and other major PC gaming companies are also expected to introduce their own handheld devices in the near future.
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