Lenovo Legion Go: Price, specs & benchmark speculation

Lenovo Legion Go

Looking for all of the details on the rumored Lenovo Legion Go? We’ve assembled all the rumors and details you need to know, including price, specifications, and speculation of release date.

The competition in the handheld gaming console market is heating up. As fans of this portable form factor, we are more than excited. Following the launch of the Asus ROG Ally and Valve’s Steam Deck, another large tech brand is looking to introduce a new competitor.

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We reported that tech giant Lenovo had shuttered its gaming smartphone business in March 2023. This news didn’t come as a surprise, as Lenovo was not even pushing hard in this segment.

However, Lenovo has not entirely shut down the Legion gaming unit. As per reports, Lenovo is venturing into the handheld gaming segment, and its first device might be called Lenovo Legion Go.

So, if you love handheld gaming consoles and are eager to know more about Lonovo’s upcoming portable gaming PC, read on. We’ve scoured the internet to bring everything around Legion Go.

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Lenovo Legion Go release date speculation

Lenovo Legion Go front

The Lenovo Legion Go might be released on September 1. While we had earlier speculated that the Legion Go might launch before the year’s end, new reports hint that the Chinese tech giant might introduce the console much earlier than expected.

The report further hints that the Legion Go might debut at IFA as one of the most powerful handhelds yet.

According to WindowsReport, a leaked official document has revealed the release date of the Legion Go, and other details in the documents corroborate with the details we’ve come across earlier.

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Lenovo Legion Go price speculation

Lenovo Legion Go front off to the side

The Lenovo Legion Go could be priced at $799/€799. The latest report hints that the Legion could be priced aggressively. We had initially thought that the console might arrive at an approximate price of $600-$700 based on the scant few details we had.

However, the latest leak talks extensively about the specifications in detail and suggests that the console might be introduced with various accessories. 

Leaks also suggest that AR glasses accompany the Legion Go. Considering the accessories and the AR glasses, the Legion might fall into a pricier bracket than other mainstream consoles. Though these accessories might be sold separately, making the console compatible with these devices might require additional hardware, which would bump the costs.

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Lenovo Legion Go design speculation

Lenovo Legion Go with Joycon like controllers

Going by the images shared by WindowsReport, the Lenovo Legion Go could be a premium handheld console. It is rumored to have a massive 8-inch bezel-less display to offer an immersive gaming experience.

Overall, the Lenovo Legion Go seems like a cross between the most popular handheld gaming consoles, including the Nintendo Switch, Valve’s Steam Deck, Rog Ally, and a few of Ayaneo’s consoles.

The screen on Legion Go might be removable, leaving a large 8-inch touchscreen and two joy-con-like remote controllers with a Steam Deck-like touchpad. A leaked image reveals that the screen will have a kickstand for tabletop gaming similar to Switch OLED.

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While the controllers have the regular input buttons and analog joysticks, we can also notice the shoulder triggers and extra back buttons. Additionally, we could see a headphone jack, a volume rocker, a couple of USB Type C Ports, and a micro SD card slot.

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Lenovo Legion Go leaked specifications

Lenovo Legion Go back with flap

As per a new report, the Legion Go might ship with AMD’s Z1 chip. This is the same chipset that powers the recently launched Rog Ally from Asus.

While there are two chipsets under AMD’s Z1 lineup, Z1 and Z1 Extreme, the report doesn’t specify which one is expected in the Legion Go.

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AMD Ryzen 7 7840U APU, which is adjacent to the Z1 Extreme in terms of power, can be seen on the Ayaneo, AOKZOE, and Orange Pi consoles.

That said, we can’t rule out the possibility of Lenovo introducing a couple of variants in the Legion Go, including the Pro variant, and using both the Z1 and Z1 Extreme.

It is also reported that the Legion Go might come with AR glasses in its tow. While the company already makes professional AR Glasses, these rumored AR glasses are expected to be gaming-focused. These glasses might come with a high-resolution display and high refresh rate, similar to Rokid’s Max AR glasses we reviewed recently.

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The massive vent on the back of the display to keep the thermals in check also hints at a powerful chipset under the hood.

Interestingly, Legion Go is expected to boot Windows 11 out of the box, which puts it directly against the slew of consoles from Ayaneo and GPD, and the ROG Ally from Asus. The presence of Windows 11 also suggests that the users need to be ready to face issues while operating the console, as Windows is not the ideal operating system for devices with such a form factor.

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Aside from competitive pricing, Lenovo’s well-established network for sales and support could play a significant role in the success of Lenovo Legion Go.

Lenovo Legion Go benchmark speculation

Based on the rumors above, Legion Go is shaping up to be a mighty portable gaming console. However, you should not expect earth-shattering performance with AMD’s 7840U under the hood.

As mentioned above, the chipset featured on Ayaneo 2S also clocked 3146 and 1437 in 3Dmark benchmark tests. We can expect almost similar performance against the Z1 Extreme that powers the Asus ROG Ally.

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Why is the Lenovo Legion Go more expensive than competitors?

The massive leak also lists down almost all the key specifications of the Legion Go. It suggests the Lenovo Legion Go might have a massive 8.1-inch IPS panel with QHD+ resolution and a 144 Hz refresh rate.

Under the hood, the console might have up to AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme CPU that also powers the ROG Ally from Asus. The Legion Go might arrive in different variants, with only the top-end variant rocking the Z1 Extreme SoC. 

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It might arrive with a single memory option of 16GB 7500Mhz LPDDR5X RAM coupled with 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB PCIe of NVMe SSD storage. The console might have a 2-cell 49.2WHr battery with Super Rapid Charge technology and 65W fast charging. The two removable controllers might have a 900mAh battery pack each.

The Legion Go might have a couple of USB Type C charging ports, one 3.5mm headphone jack, and a micro SD card reader for connectivity. The Legion Go might come with BlueTooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E for wireless connectivity, making it a fully loaded portable gaming console. No wonder it is more expensive than the popular ROG Ally.

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