Logitech is allegedly working on a handheld, Android-powered gaming console.
Enlarge / Logitech is supposedly servicing a portable, Android-powered pc gaming console.

Evan Blass

There are lots of Nintendo-Switch-style, Android-powered pc gaming handhelds available, normally readily available as imports on ebay.com or AliExpress. Some, like the AYN Odin, are rather well-regarded. Others, like the Retroid Pocket 2+, are much less excellent, however they’re so affordable that they’re still worth purchasing for individuals that desire a mobile console for traditional video game console emulators. However it’s unusual for any one of them to have support from a significant firm, trusted equipment as well as service warranty assistance, or clear software application upgrade plans (past periodic Android variation updates or assistance from alternative Android circulations).

That’s why the reports of a Switch-like, Android-based portable from Logitech captured our eye. Initially teased by prolific leaker Evan Blass (as well as protected by The Edge complying with a DMCA takedown), the portable is certainly evocative a Switch over Lite. It has 4 face switches (prepared Xbox-style with the “A” under as well as “B” on the right, instead of Nintendo-style with these switches turned around), left as well as appropriate shoulder switches as well as activates, unbalanced twin joysticks, a D-pad, as well as 4 various other face switches for numerous system features. However the gadget shows up to run a tailored variation of Android with complete Google Play gain access to, as well as it appears to have integrated accessibility to Microsoft’s, Nvidia’s, as well as Shutoff’s video game streaming solutions for mobile computer pc gaming.

Blass mentions that the portable is likely the fruit of a just recently introduced cooperation in between Logitech as well as Chinese technology firm Tencent. In very early August, the firms claimed they would certainly “incorporate Logitech G’s competence in equipment with Tencent Gamings’ competence in software application solutions” to develop a streaming-focused portable pc gaming console at some unrevealed future day.

The console appears to have space for a microSD card slot on top. It looks more than a little like a Nintendo Switch Lite.
Enlarge / The console shows up to have room for a microSD card port ahead. It looks greater than a little like a Nintendo Change Lite.

While we understand what it resembles, we do not recognize the gadget’s specifications, including its SoC, its display dimension or resolution, its RAM or storage space quantity (it does show up to consist of a microSD port ahead, nonetheless), or its battery life. A much faster chip would certainly make the console expense much more, however it would certainly likewise enable it to capably imitate more recent gaming consoles like the Dreamcast, GameCube, PS2, as well as Wii, whereas lots of affordable portables peak at the initial PlayStation or the Nintendo 64.

And also rates will certainly be crucial. The console can most likely pay for to be much more costly than a few of the $100-ish no-name Android gaming consoles available, however it would preferably be a fair bit less costly than x86-based handhelds like the Vapor Deck. These gaming consoles are bigger as well as larger than the majority of Android gaming consoles, however they’re likewise a lot more flexible due to the fact that they’re effective adequate to run computer video games straight as opposed to through streaming. They can likewise imitate more recent gaming consoles at better setups.

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