Lenovo’s upcoming LEGION GO gaming handheld reportedly features AMD Phoenix processor

Published: Jul 31st 2023, 17:35 GMT   Comments

Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.

Lenovo Legion Go in the works

The gaming handheld space is getting crowded, and almost all of them use AMD hardware.

Unreleased Lenovo Legion Play (NOT Legion Go), Source: Liliputing

AMD has every reason to celebrate as more major players enter the console market. Valve’s successful introduction of the Van Gogh-based Steam Deck last year has become a popular and affordable choice. However, the console space is now crowded with numerous Asian companies developing various configurations.

ASUS added excitement with its April Fools announcement of the ROG Ally, but to everyone’s surprise, the product became a reality four months later, winning over many players as the high-end handheld of choice. Meanwhile, Chinese companies specializing in handheld consoles are focusing on enhancing ergonomics, screen quality, memory configuration, and anything that might entice gamers to spend more.

According to the report from Windows Central, Lenovo seems to be joining the handheld market soon. Just like ASUS utilized their gaming ROG brand, Lenovo will be using its Legion logo for this new product, which will also feature an AMD Phoenix APU. The device will run on Windows 11, putting pressure on Microsoft to make the system more gaming-friendly.

Lenovo’s upcoming handheld device, known as the Legion GO, is anticipated to feature an 8-inch screen with unspecified resolution and refresh rate. This offers Lenovo an excellent chance to differentiate itself from the ROG Ally. If Lenovo recognizes the shortcomings of the ROG Ally, particularly its limited eGPU support or lack of official support for larger M.2 SSDs (among other things), they have the opportunity to introduce a compelling and competitive product to the market.

Although the specifics are currently limited, such as the release date and detailed specs, it is likely that the Legion GO, leveraging AMD Phoenix series, will hit the market within a year, before AMD transitions to its Strix Point series to replace this architecture.

Handheld Gaming Consoles
VideoCardzLenovo Legion GoASUS ROG AllyValve Steam Deck
ArchitectureAMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen2 & RDNA2
APURyzen Z1 Extreme (?)
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: Windows Central

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