Images of the previously teased Logitech G Gaming portable that showcase its potential look and functionality have surfaced.
Before they were taken down from Evan Blass’ tweet, 9to5Google snagged the stolen pictures. Three photos that include a mockup graphic and show the smartphone in hand were leaked. According to Logitech’s official teaser page for the upcoming product, the device’s working name is “Logitech G Gaming Handheld.”
Logitech G Gaming Handheld: Leaked Images
The leaked mockup image of the Logitech G Gaming Handheld gives us a complete view of its design, which has been greatly impacted by the Switch and is in line with other gaming handhelds. The left side of the controller has a D-pad, and the right side has its X, Y, A, and B buttons. The two analog sticks are positioned at various heights. To ensure a firm grasp during gaming, there are grips on the rear as well.
Additionally, there are a few buttons tucked into the corners of the product’s display. The home button and the yellow Logitech “G” button, which can serve as the device’s power switch, should be noted.
The software that the Logitech G Gaming Handheld may run is uncertain, and these leaked photographs hint at some of that. A glimpse of the Google Play Store, the Chrome browser, and the YouTube app can be seen on what appears to be the home screen. This may indicate that Android software may be used by the gaming handheld. But for the time being, it’s only a rumor since Logitech hasn’t said anything definitive.
However, the speculated processor powering the gadget suggests that the software will probably be based on Android. The Snapdragon G3x Gen 1, a gaming CPU Qualcomm released late last year, is thought to power the Logitech G Gaming portable.
The chip was introduced to elevate mobile gaming by bringing it to a new degree of sophistication. Since a Razer reference device running an Android-based operating system was introduced alongside the chip, it is logical to assume that Logitech’s gadget will operate similarly.
The leaked photos also hint at potential support for Xbox Cloud Gaming, Nvidia GeForce Now, and some kind of Steam support, suggesting that this device might have its remote play feature.
This new handheld gaming device has no specific release date as of yet, but it should happen this year. On the teaser website, users can sign up to be among the “first to know” when new details are available.
Recent Updates about the Device
More reports about the Logitech G Gaming Handheld’s probable specifications have surfaced in the hours following the original reveal of its appearance. In a lengthy conversation, Kuba Wojciechowski provided details on the alleged specifications for the future portable device (via Liliputing).
According to Liliputing, the tablet may have a 1920×1080 display with 320ppi, which would indicate that the screen is approximately 6.9 inches in size. A 6,000mAh battery, 4GB of RAM, and Wi-Fi 5 connectivity could also be included.
When it’s opened up, Logitech’s entry into the handheld gaming market might have a quite modest chipset. Wojciechowski claims that the gadget could have a Snapdragon 720G CPU with two Cortex A76 cores running at 2.3GHz and six A55 cores running at 1.8GHz. This chip, which even offered up to 800Mbps, was made available for 4G phones.
Wojciechowski continues by pointing out that the 720G CPU lacks the power necessary to handle some of the most demanding titles currently available. However, given that this device is most likely going to be used for streaming video games, it might not require all of the power that a flagship chip would provide.
Due to the leaked photographs showing Google apps, it was also unknown whether the portable device would run any version of the Android operating system. The tablet will run Android 11 but should be upgradeable to Android 12, according to the leaked specifications.