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$350 Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handset Coming in October


Logitech in storage an event today, in which it revealed several new products for gamers and streamers. Details on one of those have leaked in the form of a pre-order page for Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handset Go live on Amazon Canada too soon. The company has now officially revealed the device.

According to the list, it is discovered by Lbabinz on Twitter, the Cloud Gaming Handheld will launch on October 18 and cost $400 CAD. On the other hand, Logitech’s press documents say the product will be shipped next month. The system will also available from Amazon in the US, where it costs $350 USD or $300 if you pre-order. That’s pretty expensive for a dedicated cloud gaming handheld, especially considering that the Nintendo Switch OLED is about the same price (and can be jailbroken to run cloud gaming services).

Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handset

Logitech

Specifications and Design align with leaked details from the end of August. You’ll be able to stream games in 1080p at up to 60fps on the seven-inch, 450-nit touchscreen. The handset, which is a custom Android tablet placed inside a controller, provides haptic feedback, gyroscope control, and changeable buttons. It has the inputs you’d expect, including a D-pad, face buttons, dual thumbs, bumpers, and triggers, along with option buttons on both sides, a G button, and a Home button.

Since you’ll be streaming games for the most part, the Cloud Gaming Handset doesn’t require too much processing power. That might be one reason why Logitech was able to limit the weight to 463g, or just over a pound. For comparison, the Nintendo Switch weighs 0.88 pounds (398g) with the Joy-Cons attached and Steam floor weighs about 1.5 pounds (669g).

The device runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G 1st core. It has 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB of storage, expandable via the microSD slot. Logitech claims the battery will run for up to 12 hours on a single charge. If the power is off, it will be fully charged in about 2.5 hours via the USB-C cable.

Features stereo speakers and stereo microphones, providing echo cancellation and noise cancellation. In addition, the device has support for Bluetooth 5.1 and USB-C headphones as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handset

Logitech

Logitech and Tencent (developing the device together) have partnered with Microsoft and NVIDIA to ensure native support for Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now. You will be able to use Steam Link app to play games from your PC remotely, while the Xbox app supports remote play from the console. Logitech notes that users will be able to download the app from the Google Play Store. So you will be able to access the things you like Google Stadia and Amazon Lunaas well as social media apps, Android games, and online video services like YouTube and Netflix (you can use the device in tablet mode).

“What we wanted to do was challenge ourselves to build a device that is perfectly optimized for cloud gaming,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming. Big HD screen, amazing battery life and lightweight design so players can enjoy long gaming sessions without any compromise.”

Update 12:12 PM ET: Added details from Logitech.

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