Lenovo To Launch Legion Go “Lite” Gaming Handheld Without Detachable Controllers

Lenovo is working on an updated version of the Legion Go, its handheld gaming device running Windows 11. In contrast to the forthcoming ROG Ally X, which is anticipated to feature enhanced specifications, the new Legion Go model is expected to be a more affordable option, potentially equipped with a less powerful AMD CPU.

The current Legion Go boasts an 8.8-inch screen with a 2560×1600 resolution, an improvement over the ROG Ally’s 7-inch 1080p display. Both handhelds are equipped with AMD Ryzen Z1 (Phoenix) APUs, featuring up to 8 Zen4 cores and 12 RDNA3 Compute Units. However, the Legion Go has never been offered with the more affordable Z1 non-Extreme version, which includes 6 Zen4 cores and 4 RDNA3 GPU units.


According to reports from Windows Central, Lenovo might be planning to use this type of APU for a new Lite model. While the specifications haven’t been confirmed, it’s speculated that the new Legion Go could feature a smaller screen and omit the detachable gamepad feature, similar to the Nintendo Switch. A simpler, more ergonomic design, resembling the ROG Ally, could help Lenovo capture a larger market share.

Regardless of what the Legion Go Lite turns out to be, Lenovo needs to improve its communication with the Legion Go community, particularly concerning software features. For example, there is still no official driver to enable AMD Fluid Motion Frames (frame generation) on the device, unlike the ROG Ally, which already supports this technology. While gamers can resort to third-party solutions, the user interface and software are just as important as the hardware for these devices.


The current price for the Legion Go is $629 on Amazon, which is already $70 less than its launch price in October. The Lite version would almost certainly need to be priced lower.

Source: Windows Central