Lenovo’s upcoming Legion Go handheld device, designed to compete with the Steam Deck, has been revealed through leaked benchmarks. These benchmarks indicate that the Legion Go will be powered by the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor. While Windows 11 is not optimized for handheld devices, its adaptive interface allows it to function effectively on such devices. Furthermore, Microsoft engineers have proposed a “Windows Handheld Mode” project, indicating a potential focus on handheld devices in the future.
According to leaked benchmarks, the Legion Go will be equipped with the AMD Ryzen Z1 CPU, which also powers the ASUS ROG Ally gaming handheld device. Lenovo has chosen the Ryzen Z1 over the previously rumored Ryzen 7040U, as it offers improved power and voltage curves, potentially leading to better performance and battery life.
The Legion Go is reported to feature an 8-inch screen with a resolution of 2560 X 1600 pixels, ideal for widescreen gaming. Lenovo is exploring various storage options, including a 512GB SSD from Samsung, which could be either an M.2 2230 or M.2 2242 drive.
Here are the leaked benchmarked specifications of the Legion Go:
– CPU: AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
– Cores: 8 Cores, with 16 Logical Processors
– Architecture: X64
– Memory: 16.00 GB (4 Channels at 7500 MHz)
– Disk: A 476.94GB drive (512GB) by SAMSUNG (MZAL8512HDLU-00BL2), NVMe
– Video: AMD Radeon Graphics, with a specified version: 31.0.14003.38003
– Screen Resolution: 2560 X 1600
– Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Home, version 10.0.22621.1992 (23H2)
– Power Management: Balanced mode, with a power slider set to ‘Better Battery’ and sourced from AC.
Leaked renders of the device confirm the inclusion of a single built-in trackpad with a mouse sensor and FPS mode switch, enhancing gaming experience on a mobile-like device. Additionally, Lenovo has incorporated six auxiliary gamepad buttons.
While the release date of the Windows 11-powered Legion Go handheld device is still unknown, an official announcement may be imminent.