Lenovo Is Working On “Legion Go” Handheld With AMD Ryzen 7040 “Phoenix” APUs

Amidst the increasing competition in the handheld industry, there seems to be a new entrant emerging. According to Windows Central, Lenovo is said to be preparing a new handheld device called “Legion Go.”

Although specific details about the upcoming device are not available yet, reports suggest that the console will be built on Windows 11. Lenovo is entering a fiercely competitive market, going up against ASUS’s ROG Ally and Valve’s Steam Deck. Many manufacturers have opted for Windows 11 as their standard OS, primarily because of Microsoft’s strong support for handheld devices. The company has committed to enhancing the OS to offer a seamless experience for handheld users.

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The upcoming “Legion Go” handheld is anticipated to come with an 8-inch screen, slightly larger than what its competitors offer. While the larger display offers advantages like a greater Field of View (FOV) and an expanded UI, it may also result in higher battery consumption, which might not be ideal for consumers. Lenovo could potentially address this by incorporating a sizable battery capacity, similar to what we witnessed with the AYANEO KUN, but we will need to wait for more information to confirm this.

Online sources haven’t revealed specific onboard specifications yet. However, according to Windows Standard, it has become common for manufacturers to adopt AMD’s Phoenix APUs with Zen4 architecture in the handheld industry. This could lead to similar performance levels across various handhelds, but the crucial differentiator lies in how each device optimizes the raw power from the APU. A clear example of this is the recent firmware update for ASUS ROG Ally, which led to a significant 20% performance boost.

In 2021, Lenovo had unveiled its intentions to release an Android handheld named “Lenovo Legion Play.” Unfortunately, the device didn’t make it to the market. However, images of the handheld revealed some exciting features, including a 7-inch 16:9 FHD bezel-less display with HDR 10, built-in controllers, dual speakers, dual vibration, and a powerful 7000mAh battery.

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The key question is how Lenovo will fare against well-established players in the industry. The answer largely hinges on the approach the company takes with the device. One option for Lenovo is to create a cost-effective device, although it might come with some performance trade-offs. Only time will tell as we wait to learn more about the details surrounding “Legion Go” in the future.

Source & Images Credit: Windows Central