Want to know everything there is to know about the alleged Lenovo Legion Go? We’ve put together all the reports and information you need to know, like the price, specs, and possible release date.
The market for mobile game consoles is getting more and more competitive. As fans of movable devices, we couldn’t be happier. After the Asus ROG Ally and Valve’s Steam Deck came out, another big tech company is working on a new rival.
We heard that the tech company Lenovo was going to stop making game smartphones in March 2023. This wasn’t a big surprise because Lenovo wasn’t even trying very hard in this market.
But Lenovo has not turned off the Legion game unit for good. Reports say that Lenovo is going to start making handheld game devices, and its first one might be called Lenovo Legion Go.
So, keep reading if you like handheld gaming machines and want to learn more about Lonovo’s upcoming portable gaming PC. We searched the internet for everything we could find about Legion Go.
Lenovo Legion Go release date speculation
Even though it’s still early, the company hasn’t said anything about when the Lenovo Legion Go might come out. From a smartphone perspective, the company is known for its over-the-top marketing and teasers. This means that secret marketing materials for Legion Go could start showing up soon.
We think the company might show off the Legion Go before the end of 2023, though. If this is true, Lenovo needs to show off the Legion Go for the first time to the public soon.
Price rumors for the Lenovo Legion Go
At the start, we think the Lenovo Legion Go will be comparable to the Asus ROG Ally and Steam Deck and cost between $600 and $700.
Even though there is no doubt that there is more competition in this market, none of the brands want to do what Valve did with the Steam Deck, which is to lose money on every tablet that they sell.
The ROG Ally from Asus and the work from Ayaneo are both expensive. But we hope Lenovo breaks through the price limit and brings out Legion Go at a price that is competitive and gives great value for money.
The Ayaneo 2S also has good tech specs and costs between $999 and $1599 for the most expensive version. We haven’t heard any rumors about how much the Lenovo Legion Go will cost yet, but based on what we know about its specs, we can guess that the company wants it to compete with the ROG Ally.
Design rumors about the Lenovo Legion Go
From what WindowsReport has shown, the Lenovo Legion Go could be a high-end handheld device. It is said to have a huge 8-inch display with no borders to make gameplay more immersive.
Overall, the Lenovo LegionGo seems like a mix of the most popular handheld game consoles, such as the Nintendo Switch, Valve’s Steam Deck, Rog Ally, and a few of Ayaneo’s consoles.
Legion Go’s screen could be taken off, leaving a big 8-inch touchscreen and two remote controls that look like Joy-Cons and have a touchpad like Steam Deck. A leaked picture shows that, like the Switch OLED, the screen will have a kickstand for gaming on a table.
The controls have the usual input buttons and analog joysticks, but they also have shoulder triggers and extra buttons on the back. We could also see a headphone jack, a volume rocker, two USB Type C ports, and a spot for a microSD card.
Specifications for the Lenovo Legion Go have been leaked
A new story says that AMD’s Z1 chip might be in the Legion Go. This is the same processor that runs the Asus Rog Ally, which was just released.
Even though AMD’s Z1 line has two chipsets, Z1, and Z1 Extreme, the story doesn’t say which one is likely to be in the Legion Go.
The Ayaneo, AOKZOE, and Orange Pi platforms all have the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U APU, which is about as powerful as the Z1 Extreme.
Still, we can’t say for sure that Lenovo won’t make more than one version of the Legion Go, including a Pro version that uses both the Z1 and the Z1 Extreme.
There are also rumors that the Legion Go might include AR glasses. Even though the company already makes AR glasses for professionals, these rumored glasses are said to be made for games. Like Rokid’s Max AR glasses, which we just tested, these glasses might have a high-resolution display and a fast refresh rate.
The large vent on the back of the screen, which helps keep the heat in check, is also a sign of a powerful chipset inside.
Notably, Legion Go is likely to come with Windows 11 right out of the box. This puts it in direct competition with a number of consoles from Ayaneo and GPD, as well as the ROG Ally from Asus. The fact that Windows 11 is included also means that users should be ready to run into problems while using the machine since Windows is not the best operating system for devices with this shape.
Lenovo’s well-established sales and support network could play a big role in the success of the Lenovo Legion Go, even more so than the low prices.
Speculation about the Lenovo Legion Go Benchmark
Based on the above rumors, Legion Go looks like it will be a powerful portable game console. But you ought not to anticipate AMD’s 7840U to give you speed that will blow your mind.
As was said above, the Ayaneo 2S chipset also scored 3146 and 1437 in 3Dmark speed tests. We can expect almost the same speed from the Asus ROG Ally’s Z1 Extreme chip.