MSI Claw handheld leaks ahead of CES announcement with Core Ultra CPU

Sayem Ahmed
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MSI was teasing a brand-new gaming handheld to debut at CES 2024, however, it appears that the console, named the MSI Claw has been leaked, ahead of its official announcement.

MSI has been teasing a brand-new gaming handheld for CES 2024. Before, all we could make out was an RGB ring around the analog sticks, and a hint of its shape. But, leaker wxnod on X has since posted an advert for the console, which showcases the new handheld in all of its glory. The device is named the MSI Claw.

The handheld appears to be incredibly similar in design to the ROG Ally, with an accented RGB ring around the sticks, as well as turquoise buttons. However, there appear to be no further gimmicks, like the ones that the Lenovo Legion Go sports. This could mean that the handheld is a bit more of a straight shooter when compared to more experimental handhelds like the Ayaneo Kun.

This first glimpse also offers some hints about the form factor. We’re going to hazard a guess and say that the handheld might sport a 7-inch screen at its center, meaning that those wanting an Ayaneo Air-style handheld might be left in the lurch.

MSI Claw specifications leaked

  • CPU: Intel Core Ultra 155H
  • GPU: 8-core Arc Alchemist Xe
  • Base clock: 3.8Ghz
  • Core configuration: 6 performance cores, 8 efficiency cores & 2 LP cores
  • RAM: Up to 32GB

VideoCardz claims that the MSI Claw will use an Intel Core Ultra 7 155H CPU, which is a nice breath of fresh air when compared to the Z1 and Z1 extreme, which is essentially the same as the 7840U, which we’ve seen in so many handhelds at this point. Other upcoming handhelds are also using Core Ultra or Ryzen 8000, so it’s great to see some movement as we head into upcoming handhelds for the new year.

No word on release date for MSI Claw yet

The leak doesn’t give us any insight into the potential release date of the MSI Claw, but if we were to make an educated guess, it would be in the first quarter of 2024. As we hear more about the device, we will be sure to keep you up to speed with all of the details that you need to know.

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