Lenovo could work on an Android-based handheld game console, report says

Lenovo could enter the portable gaming market with its own console. This console could compete with offerings like the Nintendo Switch series and the Steam Deck. A new leak also suggests that the Lenovo handheld game console could be called the Lenovo Legion Play.

A report of Android Authority suggests that the Android-based console images were spotted by a user on GBA Temp, an online video game community. The leaked images were also reportedly uploaded by the MWC 2021 web pages of Lenovo’s German and Japanese units. This suggests that the console was originally slated to launch earlier this year. However, this did not happen.

Lenovo Legion Play: what we know so far

The Legion Play appears to be an Android-powered handheld console with a custom launcher on top. There are plenty of Google apps supported on the platform, including the Play Store, and there’s an Nvidia GeForce Now icon as well. Other additions include a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm audio port, two analog keys, four face buttons, a D-pad, and two shoulder buttons.

The website even had a product description, which read, “Designed for AAA games, the Lenovo Legion Play is the first Android cloud gaming console. The console allows users to play hundreds of cloud games, stream their game library, or play mobile games. It features a 7-inch FHD 16: 9 bezel-less display, HDR 10, built-in controllers, two speakers, dual vibration, and a 7,000mAh battery to deliver the best game experience. Our development program is open to all game developers. Coming soon in some markets.

When the Lenovo Legion Play will actually see a launch, it’s unclear, but given that the product was supposed to be ready before MWC 2021, it looks like a launch wouldn’t take too long.