Some of the early confusion was due to the fact that the first leaked images were actually concept designs from the cancelled Lenovo Legion Play device.
So all we had to judge it by were a couple of images of the wrong device.
Thankfully, Lenovo actually had something pretty unique and exciting on the way in their new Legion Go handheld.
Something that could truly give the Steam Deck or Asus Rog Ally a run for their money.
Lenovo Legion Go
A full video promo for the Legion Go seems to have been leaked by Evan Blass aka @eveaks:
The promo delivers all of the expected gaming tropes, and we surely know what it looks like to play games on the go by now.
The detachable controllers are also something we’re quite familiar with in the Nintendo Switch.
So seeing the controllers in use detached from the device and the Legion Go on a table top with its massive kickstand is impressive, but not something new to us.
But we were particularly impressed when one of the players in the promo used the controller like a tabletop joystick. This was a pretty unique application of the detachable controller concept.
We also know that these controllers will offer many other unique opportunities for interactivity, since they come with so many different buttons, two scroll wheels, and a touch pad.
There was also a brief section featuring the AR Legion Glasses, which admittedly is something we’re not so interested in. But this is another feature on top of many unique features packed into this one device.
Some of the standout Lenovo Legion go specs include an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor, 8.8” QHD+ (2560 x 1600) display, and a 2-cell 49.2WHr battery with Super Rapid Charge.
A surprising detail that many were quick to focus on is the tremendous weight of the device, however.
The Legion Go is expected to come in at 854g (1.88lbs) with the controllers attached. For comparison, the super-sized Steam Deck comes in at 669g (1.47lbs).
Lenovo Legion Go Specifications
- Dimensions: Base: (mm): 8.27″ x 5.15″ x 0.79”, w/ Controllers: 11.8” x 5.15” x 1.61”
- Weight : Base: 640g (1.41lbs), w/ Controllers: 854g (1.88lbs)
- Color: Shadow Black
- Display: 8.8” QHD+ (2560 x 1600) IPS, 16:10 10-point Touch (144Hz / 97% DCI-P3 / 500nits / 83%AAR)
- Processor: Up to AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme with AMD RDNA Graphics
- Memory: 16GB 7500Mhz LPDDR5X on board
- Storage: 256GB / 512GB / 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 2242
- Operating System: Windows 11 Home
- Battery: 2-cell 49.2WHr Super Rapid Charge, Controller battery capacity: 900mah
- Power Adapter: USB Type-C, 65W AC adapter / Output: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W / Input: 100~240V AC 50/60 universal
- Ports: Top 3.5mm audio combo jack, 1 x USB Type-C (USB 4.0, DisplayPort™ 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0), 1 x microSD card reader Bottom, 1x USB Type-C (USB 4.0, DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0)
- Control and Input: Gamepad Controls Legion L/RABXY buttonsD-pad L & R hall effect joysticks L & R bumpers L & R analog triggers Legion L & R buttons View button (L) Menu button (L)Trackpad (R) 6 x assignable grip buttons1 x mouse wheel (R) 1x mouse sensor (R) 2 x controllers release buttons Haptics: HD haptics Gyro: 6-Axis IMU
- Audio: 2 x 2W Speakers Dual-array near-field microphone
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth® 5.2
Release Date and Pricing
The latest article from Windows Report asserts an anticipated September 1st announcement for the Lenovo Legion Go.
They also claim that the Legion Go will be available on October 1st for the retail price of $799USD.
Because many details about the Legion Go are still technically rumors, we have to consider them with a bit of caution.
But it is tough to doubt the leaked promo video as anything but the real thing from Lenovo.
All of the details we’ve heard, especially those Lenovo Legion Go specs, certainly have piqued our interests, and overall, the Lenovo Legion Go is coming in quite hot.
One thing is for certain; it can certainly give buyers an interesting alternative to the Steam Deck, ROG Ally, and AYANEO consoles.
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Anthony has been a video game lover ever since he can remember. He became a fulltime nomad in 2018, living throughout most of Asia. He focused his passion in retro gaming and began creating a game for the Game Boy Color while living in Nara, Japan during the 2020 pandemic. He is now in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he spends most of his time gaming, going on long walks and meeting as many stray dogs as possible.