With the growing demand for handheld gaming consoles like the Nintendo Switch, we’ve seen several advanced portable gaming consoles launch this year. Nintendo launched its long-awaited Switch OLED, after which Steam jumped in to launch the Steam Deck portable console. Lenovo also seems to be planning to launch a portable gaming console based on Android, called Lenovo Legion Play.
A user recently spotted several images of a Lenovo-branded handheld game console at GBA Tempo after searching for “Lenovo Handheld” on Google. Further investigation revealed that Lenovo Germany and Japan had uploaded images of the console to their MWC 2021 website nicknamed Lenovo Legion Play. So that means the company planned to launch the device earlier this year. However, it was probably canceled for unknown reasons.
Lenovo Legion Play Handheld Console (leaked)
Regardless of the images, the Lenovo Legion Play looks quite complete and ready for the market. It has a traditional console-like design with a screen in the middle and control buttons and joysticks on both sides. There are the usual ABXY buttons, the right analog stick and a few control buttons on the right, and the D-pad, the left analog stick on the left.
As described on the Lenovo website, the Legion Play console has a 7-inch Full-HD display with a 16: 9 aspect ratio and HDR10 support. It also has a 7,000 mAh battery, although there is no data on the processor or any other internal specifications. In addition, the device also has a USB-C port, a 3.5mm audio port and a concave back design for easy capture, according to the pictures.
Coming to the software, Lenovo Legion Play seems to have custom skin based on Android. There are icons for Nvidia GeForce Play, the Google Play Store, and other system apps. We can also see some signs for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and signal strength bars in the upper right corner. So that could mean that the console could have mobile support.
As for the availability and price of the device, Lenovo wrote that it is Lenovo Legion Play “Coming to selected markets”. However, the company has not yet made a public announcement or teased the device anywhere.