First Images of the Lenovo Legion Go Handheld Show It Resembling a Cross between the Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch

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The first images of the Lenovo Legion Go have surfaced showing it with features similar to two other popular gaming handheld devices. It has only been a couple of weeks since the first news broke about Lenovo’s upcoming gaming handheld and now WindowsReport has managed to exclusively obtain what appear to be the official final renders for it. One of the more interesting things to note in the images are the detachable controllers which look very much like the “joy-con” controllers used by the Nintendo Switch along with a sizeable kickstand for setting it on a table or flat surface.

The images also re-confirm an 8-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio which is larger than either than what is found on the Steam Deck (7″ 16:10) or Nintendo Switch (6.2″ 16:9 for standard model or 7″ 16:9 for OLED model-as compared by XDA Developers). Other details regarding the display for the Legion Go have yet to be revealed although it is suspected (via VideoCardz) to be 1080p.

More than just a Steam Deck competitor

It seems that this forthcoming addition to the gaming handheld market is more than just a Steam Deck, or ASUS ROG Ally competitor which also features a 7″ screen. According to WindowsReport it also features a USB Type-C port located on the top and bottom of the unit. In addition it has power and volume up/down buttons along with a headphone jack and a Micro-SD slot. One thing that is noticeably different Lenovo’s previously unreleased Legion Play handheld are the changes made to the controllers. The controller buttons are now all-black versus the color schema usually found on console controllers and the shape has a much more angular design. Multiple triggers can be found on the backside and top of each as well. Below is an image of the aforementioned Legion Play.

Image: Legion

Other rumored details about the Legion Go include it using Windows 11 for its OS, and a custom AMD Phoenix-based APU with 8-cores/16-threads capable of boosting up to 5.1 GHz. The GPU is likely to feature 12 compute units with a clock speed up to 2.7 GHz. There’s still much more left unknown about this new handheld but it is shaping up to be a contender as the new king of the mobile gaming market.

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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