A Steam Deck clone that runs on Android from Logitech and promises to provide cloud gaming on the go.

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Those leaks turned out to be true! Logitech is entering the market for portable game consoles, and cloud gaming is expected to be the company’s major platform. The company has announced the “Logitech G CLOUD Gaming Handheld,” which is a portable device in the style of the Steam Deck or the Nintendo Switch. It is powered by Android, comes with a complete set of controller buttons, and is designed to allow you to take your cloud gaming collection with you wherever you go.

The gadget is powered by an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, which is constructed on an 8 nm technology and has two Cortex A76 CPUs, four A55 CPUs, and an Adreno 618 GPU. That is a chip in the middle of the spectrum, and it’s fairly comparable to the one that comes in a Pixel 5a.

It is adequate for playing some local games; however, those games will be Android games played locally, and local Android games are not the primary emphasis of this device. In addition, “Despite having “Cloud” in the name of the portable console, Logitech claims that it brings “huge libraries of AAA titles and sophisticated graphics from the cloud and puts it all in your hands.”

You will be able to play an absurdly large number of games from Xbox, Nvidia GeForce NOW, and even Steam Link thanks to this.” (Logitech consistently ignores Stadia and Luna in their promoting materials, although it is reasonable to assume that these alternatives will also be functional.)

In addition, the specifications list a MicroSD slot, 64GB of storage space, 4GB of RAM, and a 7-inch LCD with a resolution of 1920 by 1080. There is a 3.5 mm headphone socket, dual speakers, compatibility for Wi-Fi 5 (also known as 802.11ac), and a USB-C connector that can deliver 18 W of power for charging.

You have access to a D-pad, two joysticks, ABXY face buttons, four shoulder buttons (two analogs), and then four system buttons for things like “Home” and “Menu.” The button arrangement is quite conventional. The frequently asked questions section of the Logitech website makes a point of stating that video out is not supported, which means that there are no TV connections of the Switch kind.

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