Logitech has officially revealed its new handheld console: The Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld. It is primarily aimed at facilitating cloud-based gaming via Nvidia GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming. Logitech previously teased the device as part of a partnership with Tencent to build the device.
A logitechs teaser shows off the finalized device (or something close to it).
The Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld has a touch screen with a 1080 resolution, as well as face buttons, dual analog sticks, two triggers, and two shoulder buttons. The button assignments are remappable and tactile. Several of the devices, however, are relatively lightweight, with a standard Nintendo Switch of 398 grams (about 0.88 lbs) and a Steam Deck of 669 grams.
The innards of the Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld are based on those of mobile devices. It uses an octa-core Snapdragon 720G (similar to that in a Samsung Galaxy A52) and is capable of running on a microSD card. Logitech says that the battery will last up to 12 hours and recharge in 2.5 hours via USB-C. It also supports Bluetooth 5.1 and USB-C headphones, and maintains a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Both GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming are supported by Logitech G Cloud Gaming (currently in beta), but players with their own gaming PCs or Xbox consoles can also use Steam Link and the Xbox app for Remote Play. It was not mentioned if the device will support the PlayStation 4/5 Remote Play app, however. Finally, players may download apps from the Google Play store, which offers enhanced support for Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, Android games, and streaming video service apps.
The Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld device is priced at $350 USD in the United States and $400 CAD in Canada. Pre-orders are open, although there is no official release date.