In a recent Twitter post by Evan Blass — Currently DMCAed Logitech is reportedly working on an all-new Android handheld gaming device focused on running Android games and streaming games from cloud services like Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now. I’m here. Virtually an Android version for Valve’s Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch.
The story started earlier this month with Logitech and Tencent Games. announced partnership (opens in new tab) We will create a new “cloud gaming handheld” and bring it to market later this year.
But yesterday, thanks to Evan Blass’ tweet, images of the new handheld leaked (@evleaks), which shows the overall look of the new console. Unfortunately, Logitech quickly DMCA’d his post, and his images are no longer available. Thankfully, the news outlet that covered his tweet said, A saved copy of the leaked image for us to see.
Right off the bat, the most interesting feature featured in the leaked images is support for Google Play Games. Unfortunately, Logitech has not revealed which operating system this new console will use, so from this leak we can assume that it will be an Android-focused and some kind of ARM I can only guess that it has a processor.
Either way, having Android on Logitech’s new console would be a nice change of pace from the current barrage of handhelds for PCs like Steam Deck, Aya Neo. No expensive Android gaming handhelds. So, if successful, Logitech has a huge opportunity.
But success is very important. Android is a very different ballgame than Windows handhelds. In the Android arena, mobile gamers already have handheld gaming consoles through their smartphones. Given how powerful gaming phones have become, running his Android games on mobile devices is no longer a problem these days. Additionally, there are many accessories on the market today that can transform your gaming phone into a handheld console.
As a result, finding another portable handheld isn’t a top priority for gamers when a smartphone suffices. If Logitech really wants to succeed, it needs to find a way to stand out from the smartphone gaming crowd.
The handheld itself looks great compared to the matte black theme that’s so common on Logitech’s gaming peripherals. Did.
On the left side is the joystick on top of the device and the D-pad in the middle. There is another joystick on the right side, but in the middle of the device with the Y, X, B, A buttons on top. I don’t know the dimensions of the device or the size of the display, but the form factor looks more compact like the Switch as opposed to something bigger like the Steam Deck.
Logitech says the new console will launch in 2022, so we should get an official launch date, official specs, and other details here soon.
Logitech, which had never leaked a product before, apparently panicked at the sudden attention and DMCAed its gaming handheld. https://t.co/2ddCmFvvOYAugust 30, 2022