Prototypes of a previously unreleased Lenovo handheld console called the Legion Play are being sold in China, showcasing what could be a would-be rival to cloud gaming devices from Logitech and Razer.
Lo YouTuber Such Udon (spotted by Tom’s Hardware bought one of these prototypes and gained extensive practical experience with the unprecedented console. Udon he said he paid $ 160 for the unit on a used market, and the seller said there were 1,000 models in “all different quality levels,” but only 100 were in the condition you see in the video.
It’s not what it would have cost if it had officially made it to retail: in fact, the Logitech G Cloud costa $ 350 and the Razer Edge 5G-enabled will hit shelves at $ 399 at the end of this month. Legion Play it seems closer spec-wise to the G Cloud since both are powered by one processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G and have a similar design.
The UI is typical – everything you could want from an Android device, and that includes a game app Tencent, the Chinese gaming giant, which appears to be a gaming hubs similar to the one featured above Logitech G Cloud. A sticker on the back of the console in the video shows it was codenamed “Zelda“.
Liliputing found references to Legion Play on the website of Lenovo in late 2021 and speculated that Lenovo planned to announce Legion Play at Mobile World Congress but, for some reason, he changed his mind.
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