Lenovo Legion Go, AMD Phoenix powered handheld with ‘joy-cons’ has been pictured

Published: Aug 17th 2023, 07:37 GMT   Comments

Lenovo Legion Go pictured

WindowsReport provides the very first look at the new handheld.

Lenovo Legion Go, Source: WindowsReport

The handheld gaming console space is becoming increasingly crowded, with new entrants emerging almost weekly. The introduction of the Steam Deck last year has transformed this emerging market by significantly boosting the popularity of this gaming form factor. However, this transformation wouldn’t have been possible without the development of powerful integrated graphics by AMD.

In the past month, there have been rumors swirling around the Lenovo Legion Go. Now, the supposed final design render has surfaced, revealing the details. The render portrays a handheld device featuring a 16:9 aspect ratio screen and an interesting surprise—a detachable controller, reminiscent of the ‘joy-con’ concept popularized by the Nintendo Switch.

Distinguishing itself from competitors like the Steam Deck and ASUS ROG Ally, the Legion Go boasts an 8-inch display. It can be seen as a hybrid of three different devices, incorporating trackpads similar to those found on the Steam Deck.

Lenovo Legion Go, Source: WindowsReport

Though the report doesn’t delve into the specific specifications of the AMD APU, it is plausible that it’s based on the Phoenix silicon, similar to the ROG Ally. Yet, the question of whether the system employs the Ryzen Z1 APU (currently exclusive to ASUS) or the more widely available 7040U series remains unanswered.

According to details from Windows Report, the device is equipped with rear triggers, a pair of USB Type-C connectors located at the top and bottom, a power button, a headphone jack, and a Micro-SD slot.

Regrettably, information regarding the potential launch date of this product is absent. However, it’s reasonable to speculate that Lenovo is operating on a tight schedule, making an earlier release highly desirable.

Handheld Gaming Consoles
VideoCardzLenovo Legion GoASUS ROG AllyValve Steam Deck
ArchitectureAMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen2 & RDNA2
APUAMD Phoenix-based
8C/16T up to 5.1 GHz
Ryzen Z1 Extreme
8C/16T up to 5.1 GHz
Ryzen Z1
6C/12T up to 4.9 GHz
AMD Van Gogh
4C/8T up to 3.5 GHz
12CU @ 2.7 GHz
12CU @ 2.7 GHz
4CU @ 2.5 GHz
8CU @ 1.6 GHz
SoC TDPTBC9-30W4-15W
External GPUTBCROG XG Mobile (up to RTX 4090)Not officially
Memory CapacityTBC16GB LPDDR5-640016GB LPDDR5-5500
Storage CapacityTBC512GB/256GB256GB/512GB SSD
Storage TypeTBCM.2 NVMe 2230 SSD PCIe 4×4M.2 NVMe 2230 SSD PCIe 3×4
eMMC PCIe Gen2x1
Display8″ 1920×1080 (?)7″ 1920×1080, 120Hz (VRR), 500 nits, 7ms7″ 1280×800, 60Hz
ConnectivityTBCWi-Fi AX, BT 5.2Wi-Fi AC, BT 5
BatteryTBC40 Whr, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion40 Whr
WeightTBC608 g669 g
DimensionsTBC28.0 x 11.3 x 3.9 cm29.8 x 11.7 x 4.9 cm
OSWindows 11Windows 11Steam OS/Win 11
Retail PriceTBC$699/€799 (Z1E+16G+512GB)
$599/€699  (Z1+16G+256GB)
$649/€679 (16G+512GB)
$529/€549 (16G+256GB)
$399/€419 (16G+64GB)
Release DateTBCQ3 2023
June 13th, 2023
February 2022

Source: WindowsReport

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