Lenovo is preparing to launch Legion Go handheld gaming console

While it’s only been a year since the unveiling of the Steam Deck, its discussion has already been rather abundant. At present, Steam Deck’s reputation is highly favorable, drawing an increasing number of enthusiasts.

Not long ago, ASUS introduced its own handheld gaming device, the ASUS ROG Ally, which currently basks in a relatively commendable reputation, paving a novel path that Lenovo appears eager to tread.

The Lenovo Legion Play never launched generally, but it could give us an idea of how the Lenovo Legion Go might look. (Image credit: Liliputing)

According to a report by WindowsCentral, anonymous sources reveal that Lenovo plans to launch the Legion Go handheld gaming console. ‘Legion’ is the English moniker for Lenovo’s Savior brand, a line aimed at gaming enthusiasts and aficionados. Hence, Lenovo’s maneuver seems akin to ASUS’, with both companies introducing handheld devices within their respective gaming brands, symbolizing an emphasis on gaming and high performance.

Lenovo’s Legion Go will utilize Microsoft’s Windows 11 system, reminiscent of a previous rumor suggesting that Microsoft, inspired by the Steam Deck, intended to modify Windows 11 for a handheld version. However, such a handheld version remains speculative.

In terms of hardware, the Legion Go will employ an AMD Phoenix 7040 series CPU, a low-power CPU designed for lightweight laptops but also used in the ASUS ROG Ally and by domestic manufacturer GPDWIN in their handheld consoles.

Yet Lenovo perhaps perceives a 7-inch screen as somewhat diminutive, leading the Legion Go to adopt an 8-inch screen, marginally larger than those of the Steam Deck and ROG Ally.

Details beyond these are currently scant. However, based on current market trends, handheld devices do indeed hold a market, and with precedents set by the Steam Deck and ROG Ally, it’s highly unlikely that Lenovo’s foray into handheld consoles would result in a misstep.