Logitech’s upcoming portable cloud-based games console has been leaked, along with images and a Companion name: Logitech G Gaming Handheld.
At the beginning of August, we announced the news of an exciting new collaboration between Swiss computer peripheral manufacturer Logitech and Chinese video game publisher Tencent Games. The two companies are working together on a new cloud-based portable games console, slated for release later this year.
We’ve now received what appear to be the first product shots of the new device. Established Twitter tipster Evan Blass, aka evleaks, provided the following snaps.
As you can see, it looks more like Nintendo Switch Lite than Valve Steam Deck, with a relatively slim form factor.
Blass doesn’t say much about the device other than providing the Logitech G Gaming Handheld name, but the pictures say it all.
The shots reveal a rounded handheld device with the usual suite of four main faceplate buttons, four trigger buttons, two analog sticks, and a D-pad. There are also several function buttons dotted around the front of the device, including a home button on the bottom right.
This home button will obviously lead to the device’s custom Android UI, which we see in one of the shots. We know it’s Android-based because of Google Play Store’s prominent positioning on the left.
To the right of that we see links to various cloud games and other streaming content services, including a few Xbox apps, Geforce Now, Steam, and YouTube. There is also a Chrome web browser.
Ujesh Desai, general manager of Logitech G, said previously said that the device will be built around “the idea of being able to stream and play AAA games almost anywhere”.