Lenovo is rumored to be developing another gaming handheld, nearly two years after details of a canceled Legion Play surfaced online. In summary, it appeared that Lenovo canceled the Legion Play at the last minute, when the company was apparently preparing to unveil the Android and Snapdragon 720G-based gaming handheld at MWC 2023. Subsequently, prototype devices appeared and were tested by e.g. ETA Prime and Taki Udon.
According to Windows Central, Lenovo has now bet on developing a Windows-based gaming handheld called Legion Go. Legion Go reportedly uses AMD Phoenix APUs, which AMD sells as Ryzen 7040U APUs, or Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme in the case of the ASUS ROG Ally. It remains to be seen if AMD’s Ryzen Z1 series will see another outing in other devices or if it will remain an ASUS exclusive.
other than that Windows Central claims that the Legion Go has an 8-inch, 1,920 x 1,080-pixel display. In other words, the Legion Go has a 16:9 aspect ratio like the ASUS ROG Ally, albeit probably with larger case dimensions. Other details remain unknown for now, including the design of the device. While Windows Central adds that Legion Play ‘could give us a hint’ about the appearance of Legion Go, it has not hinted at having seen any prototype units of the latter. A release date also remains a mystery for now, med Windows Central emphasizes that it is uncertain whether Legion Go will ever come to market.
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