Logitech’s handheld video game console is official. We are talking about the G Cloud Gaming Handheld, an Android proposal that, in addition to offering the execution of games locally, promises to open the door to enjoy AAA titles in the palm of your hand thanks to compatibility with cloud gaming platforms.
Beyond the agreement between Tencent Games and Logitech, and a leak from Evan Blass, little else we knew about the console. Now, however, the Swiss-American manufacturer has revealed a good handful of details, ranging from the device’s hardware to its price and release date. Let’s see.
When will the G Cloud Gaming Handheld be released and what features does it have?
The most interesting detail, perhaps, is the release date and the price of the console. At the moment we have the data corresponding to USAbut they are useful when accounting for a possible arrival of the G Cloud Gaming Handheld in Europe, which is not confirmed, but could happen.
Logitech’s new portable console will be available from next October 17 by $349.99 in the US market for the version, only at the moment, with 64 GB of storage. For comparison, Valve’s Steam Deck with 64 GB of storage is offered for $399.
A curious fact is that the Logitech G CLOUD can be reserved from today in the Logitech and Microsoft stores, for a promotional price of $299.99, a discount of 50 dollars that is not bad at all. It remains to be seen if a similar strategy is implemented in a future arrival in Spain.
Let’s now move on to the specifications. We are facing a device with a mid-range SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G that works up to 2.3 GHz. This is accompanied by 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and a seven-inch 1080p IPS touch screen with an aspect ratio of 16: 9 and a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
As we can see in the images, the case is white and has physical controls on both sides, which includes a crosshead, standard action buttons and two sticks. The green button, “Logitech G”, works like the one on the Xbox controller logo and open a context menu that allows us to access different configurations.
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The manufacturer says that the console will offer about 12 hours of battery life and that it will be compatible with the Google Play Store, to download Android games and play them locally, and with the cloud gaming platforms Xbox Cloud Gaming from Microsoft and GeForce Now from Nvidia. It also supports Steam Link to play from PC on handheld console.
Yes, WiFi. Unfortunately, according to The Verge, the device will not have the possibility of working with a SIM card, so 5G connectivity is ruled out. You will have to be close to the router to enjoy a good cloud gaming experience. It is time to wait to check the real possibilities of the device.
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