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Lenovo is developing the Legion Go portable game console with Windows 11 and an 8-inch screen

Portable game consoles like Valve’s Steam Deck and ASUS ROG Ally have managed to gain huge popularity as other big companies have turned their attention to this segment. According to online sources, Lenovo is working on developing its own portable console called Legion Go, which will run Windows 11 for maximum compatibility with PC games.

    Unreleased Lenovo Legion Play Console / Image Source: Liliputing / Windows Central

Unreleased Lenovo Legion Play Console / Image Source: Liliputing / Windows Central

Little is currently known about the upcoming Lenovo console. It is assumed that it will be based on the AMD Phoenix line of processors, representatives of which are designed for use in ultra-thin laptops and are able to offer a fairly high level of performance, including graphics. These chips combine Zen 4 cores with integrated RDNA 3 graphics.

According to the source, the Legion Go will have an 8-inch display, which could put the new product in a better position compared to competitors Steam Deck and ROG Ally, which have 7-inch displays. Typically, PC games and games ported from consoles are focused on large monitors, which is why UI elements may not display correctly on smaller screens. A larger display could give the Legion Go a distinct advantage over the competition, as long as the device itself remains light and balanced.

AMD Ryzen 7040 series processors (Phoenix) should be well suited for use in handheld consoles as they have a low power consumption of 15W. This allows developers to ensure a sufficiently high level of device autonomy. In addition, the power consumption of the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme can even be less than 15 W. However, it is not currently known exactly which components Lenovo intends to use in its console.

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