The $350 Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld will arrive in October

The $350 Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld will arrive in October

Logitech hosts an event today, during which he reveals some new products for gamers and streamers. Details of one of these leaked in advance as a pre-order page for the Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld went live on Amazon Canada a little earlier. The company has now officially unveiled the device.

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

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The specs and design line up with leaked details from late August. You’ll be able to stream games at 1080p at up to 60 frames per second on the seven-inch, 450-nit touchscreen. The handheld, which is a custom Android tablet housed inside a controller unit, offers haptic feedback, gyro controls and rewappable buttons. It has the inputs you’d expect, including a D-pad, face buttons, dual sticks, bumpers, and triggers, along with option buttons on either side, a G button, and a Home button.

Since you’ll be streaming games most of the time, the Cloud Gaming handheld doesn’t require a ton of processing power. This is a likely reason why Logitech was able to keep the weight down to 463g, or just over a pound. For comparison, the Nintendo Switch weighs 0.88 pounds (398g) when the Joy-Cons are attached and the Steam Deck weighs about 1.5 pounds (669g).

The device runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G octo-core. It has 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB of storage, which can be expanded via a microSD slot. Logitech claims the battery will last up to 12 hours on a single charge. If the power is off, it should fully recharge in about 2.5 hours via a USB-C cable.

There are stereo speakers and a stereo microphone, which offers echo cancellation and noise suppression. Additionally, the device has Bluetooth 5.1 and USB-C headphone support, as well as, thankfully, a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld

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Logitech and Tencent (who built the device together) worked with Microsoft and NVIDIA to ensure that there is native support for Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now. You’ll be able to use the Steam Link app to play PC games remotely, while the Xbox app supports remote play on consoles. Logitech notes that users will be able to download apps from the Google Play Store. So you should be able to access things like Google Stadia and Amazon Luna, as well as social media apps, Android games, and streaming 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 perfectly optimized for cloud gaming,” Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming, said in a statement. “This meant precision controls – similar to high quality. the ultimate Xbox controller – a large HD screen, amazing battery life and lightweight design so players can enjoy long gaming sessions without compromise.”

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

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