According to some information leaked directly from the official website, Lenovo Legion Play is the new Steam Deck competitor, with an Android operating system that will also allow cloud gaming. Apparently the official presentation was supposed to be made at the last MWC 2021, but has been postponed for reasons still unknown.
After the arrival of Steam Deck, along with its compatibility with Oculus Quest, this new device seems to be conceived as a competitor of Valve, through a similar design, but without the presence of a trackpad. Some online users have managed to retrieve all this information directly from Lenovo’s official website, further confirming the veracity.
The configuration of the keys seems to take a lot of inspiration from Nintendo Switch, also through the presence of a USB-C port, a 3.5 mm audio jack, two analog sticks, a D-pad, two side buttons and much more. The photos also show a screen very similar to the one from the Japanese hybrid console, along with icons such as Geforce Now and Google Store.
The official description also seems to leave no further doubts about the nature of this product:
Designed for AAA games, the Lenovo Legion Play is the first Android cloud gaming console. The console allows users to play hundreds of cloud titles, stream their library or play mobile games. It features a frameless 7 ″ 16: 9 FHD display, HDR 10, integrated controllers, dual speakers, dual vibration and a 7000mAh battery to provide the best gaming experience. Our developer program is open to all game developers. It will arrive in selected markets soon.
The screen therefore seems to be very similar to that of the Nintendo Switch OLED, of which a new video comparison with the previous model has recently appeared, with an Android operating system inside, which would also allow the arrival of many mobile games. At the moment Lenovo Legion Play appears to be a very good competitor for Steam Deck, even if it has not been officially presented.