Logitech G Gaming Handheld sounds like a squarely mid-range cloud gaming console
Could it find a home among the Switch and Steam Deck?
Update (Aug 31, 3:00 pm ET): Additional information has leaked involving the Logitech G Gaming Handheld's potential specs.
What you need to know
- Images of the Logitech G Gaming Handheld have leaked.
- The leaked images show off the device's Nintendo Switch-like design.
- Logitech's gaming handheld could utilize Android software as the Google Play Store, Chrome, and YouTube are spotted in these leaked images.
The recently teased Logitech G Gaming handheld has leaked with images showing off its potential design and features.
9to5Google nabbed the leaked images before they were removed from the post made by Evan Blass on Twitter. There were three images leaked that show the device in hand, along with a mockup photo. "Logitech G Gaming Handheld" is the running name for the device, as Logitech has noted on its official teaser page (opens in new tab) for the coming product.
From the leaked mockup image, we get a full look at its design which is heavily influenced by the Switch, following a trend taken up by other gaming handhelds. The two analog sticks are placed at varying heights, a D-pad sits on the left side, and its X, Y, A, and B buttons are on the right. There are also grips on the back to ensure a secure hold while gaming.
There are also a few buttons nestled at each corner of the product's display in the image. It's worth noting the home button and the yellow Logitech "G" button, which could function as the device's power switch.
The potential software the Logitech G Gaming Handheld could run is in question, and we sort of see a bit of that with these leaked images. What appears to be the home screen shows off glimpses of the Google Play Store, Chrome browser, and YouTube app. This could point us toward the possibility of the gaming handheld utilizing Android software. However, without any concrete word from Logitech, it's just speculation for now.
That said, the rumored chipset powering the device points to the likelihood that the software will be based on Android. It's posited that the Logitech G Gaming handheld may be powered by the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1, a gaming chip Qualcomm launched late last year. The chip was launched in an attempt to add some finesse to mobile gaming and take it to another level. A Razer reference device was launched alongside the chip using an Android-based system, so it's safe to say Logitech's device will likely run something similar.
The leaked images also tease the possibility of support for Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now while hinting at some form of Steam support as well, meaning this device may contain its remote play function.
For right now, there is no set date for this new handheld gaming product, although it'll likely arrive sometime this year. The teaser website allows people to sign up to be the "first to know" when more information comes.
Hours after the initial look of the Logitech G Gaming Handheld leaked, more rumors have come out involving its potential specifications.
Kuba Wojciechowski posted a lengthy thread with information on the supposed specs for the upcoming handheld device (via Liliputing). Apparently, the device may have a 1920x1080 display with 320ppi, which, as Liliputing suggests, could mean the screen is around 6.9-inches. It may also feature 4GB of RAM, Wi-Fi 5 support, and a 6,000mAh battery.
They managed to leak stuff through FCC , Geekbench , the US Patent Office  and the Play Store Console! It’s really impressive. Picture: render from the Play Console. pic.twitter.com/dn37GLfDgwAugust 31, 2022
Opening it up, Logitech's step into handheld gaming could come with a pretty mild chipset. According to Wojciechowski, the device may contain a Snapdragon 720G processor with two Cortex A76 cores at 2.3GHz and six A55 cores at 1.8GHz. This chip was released for 4G phones and even offered up to 800Mbps.
As Wojciechowski goes on to mention, the 720G chip does not really have the strength you'd expect to run some of the most intense games out there. However, it may not need all of the power expected from a flagship chip, considering this device will likely focus on streaming games.
There was also speculation on whether or not the handheld device would feature some version of Android software due to the leaked images showcasing Google apps. According to the leaked specs, the device will run Android 11 but should be updateable to Android 12.
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