This month, Logitech and Tencent revealed that they were collaborating on a portable gaming device that would “support different cloud gaming services,” such as those offered by NVIDIA’s GeForce Now and Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming.
It appears that courtesy of serial leaker Evan Blass, we will soon get our first glance at the gadget in question. Since Logitech has already announced the product under that name on a landing page, we know it will be called the G Gaming Handheld.
It has a left and right joystick, a direction pad, ABXY buttons, a home button, and shoulder pads, and it looks like many other gaming handhelds.
In a second picture, what appears to be the main menu can be seen, complete with shortcuts to popular apps like the Play Store, Xbox, GeForce Now, Steam, Chrome, and YouTube. Profile, Messages, Settings, and Power symbols are also displayed.
In terms of the overall design, the G Gaming Handheld is comparable to the Steam Deck and even the Nintendo Switch Lite. Because of its ability to connect to a cloud gaming service, it is expected to contain many of the same features as a modern smartphone, albeit in a more portable package and with a user interface tailored specifically to the needs of gamers.
In this market, it will go up against not just other handhelds, but also a plethora of smartphone controllers like Razer’s Kishi V2, the 8bitDo Pro 2, and SteelSeries’ Stratus+, thus its success will mostly be determined by its price.
Logitech has set up a landing page where you can enter your email address to be notified when it becomes available, but there is no information about when exactly this will occur at this time.