The handheld jointly developed by Logitech and Tencent, asterized in early August, is finally official. At the Logi Play event, the manufacturer announced the Logitech G Cloud gaming handheld, which will be available in a few weeks, at least in the US. We have summarized all the info and details.
Logitech G Cloud Gaming handheld in detail
The Logitech G Cloud Gaming handheld relies on a very similar shape to the Nintendo Switch Lite and comes with dimensions of 256.84 mm x 117.21 mm x 32.95 mm (length x width x height) and should thus fit well in the hand.
With a weight of only 463 grams, the handheld is also around 200 grams lighter than the Steam Deck. However, this is not surprising, since the hardware does not have to be that powerful, since games are not calculated locally.
As the name already suggests, the gaming handheld relies almost exclusively on cloud gaming. Here, the device works together with various offers to stream games from the Internet – of course, a fast and reliable Wi-Fi connection is required for this.
Hundreds of games can be played on the handheld via Xbox Game Pass, Nvidia GeForce Now, as well as the two remote play solutions from Xbox and Steam Link. Further prerequisites are of course corresponding premium subscriptions like Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
The hardware of the Logitech G Cloud gaming handheld
The handheld is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G octa-core processor, which is already around two years old and whose CPU clocks with up to 2.3 GHz. The Adreno 618 GPU is used for graphics computation, which the Logitech G Cloud gaming handheld combines with 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64 GB of flash memory. The memory can also be expanded via microSD card.
The display is a 7-inch IPS panel with a brightness of 450 nits and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. It resolves in Full HD with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and is also multi-touch capable.
Two stereo speakers are used for the acoustics, which are supposed to offer a convincing sound thanks to the built-in amplifier. Two stereo microphones with echo cancellation are also integrated, as well as a 3.5 mm jack and a USB-C port for using headsets and headphones.
The handheld transmits wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.1, which also allows using wireless headphones and headsets. The Qualcomm aptX Adaptive Codec is also supported.
The Logitech G Cloud is controlled via A/B/X/Y keys, a D-Pad, two Amalogsticks, two analog triggers and two bumpers, while a G-Button and a Home-Button are also available. The latter should lead directly back to the handheld’s dashboard from the game, while the G-Button’s function is not yet known.
But the battery life is. The Li-polymer battery has a capacity of 23.1 watt hours and should last for over 12 hours (at 50 percent volume and brightness). Charging is done via USB Type-C.
Price and availability
At least in the U.S., the Logitech G Cloud gaming handheld will launch shortly, more precisely in total from October 17, 2022. The recommended retail price is $349.99. However, concrete details on the European launch and price are still pending.