With the increasingly fierce competition in the handheld device industry, it seems that new manufacturers have joined in. Lenovo is preparing a new “Legion Go” handheld, Windows Central reports. While the details of this upcoming device are not yet concrete, it is said that the console will be based on the Windows 11 + AMD scheme.
That means Lenovo is entering extremely aggressive territory, taking on Asus’ ROG Ally and Valve’s Steam Deck. Some manufacturers have chosen Windows 11 as their standard operating system primarily because of Microsoft’s broad support for handheld devices. The company has promised to improve the operating system to provide a smoother experience for handheld device users.
The Legion Go” handheld is expected to feature an 8-inch screen, slightly larger than competing products. While the larger screen brings benefits such as a larger FOV (field of view) and expanded UI, it also tends to consume more This is not what consumers are looking for. Although Lenovo may use a large-capacity battery, like we saw on “AYANEO KUN”, we have to wait and see.
Details about the specs of the onboard devices haven’t been released online, but as Windows Standard highlights, AMD’s Phoenix APU has become the industry norm, and every other manufacturer has embraced the Zen4 architecture. Some would argue that this would make each handheld perform more or less the same, but the difference would be how the handheld utilizes the raw power of the APU. ASUS’ ROG Ally, which recently received a firmware update that saw a massive 20% performance boost, is a good example of this.
Lenovo has previously revealed that it plans to launch an Android handheld called the “Lenovo Legion Play” in 2021. However, the device has not been exposed, but from the pictures of the handheld, it can be seen that the device will feature a “7-inch 16:9 FHD borderless display, HDR 10, built-in controller, dual speakers, dual vibration motors and 7000mAh battery”.
How will Lenovo compete with established players in the industry? The answer depends on the company’s stance on the device. One path Lenovo could take is to make a cost-effective device, but that would involve performance trade-offs.