Logitech has officially introduced its G-Cloud streaming handheld. It can already be pre-ordered in the US.
Logitech G Cloud: streaming handheld officially presented.
As we have already reported, Logitech, in cooperation with Tencent, will launch its own Android-based handheld, which is specially designed for cloud gaming. Logitech has now officially introduced the device and the release is now getting closer, as our sister portal PC-World reports.
The handheld can already be pre-ordered in markets such as the USA. The “Logitech G Cloud” is scheduled to be released there on October 18, 2022. The handheld can currently be pre-ordered there with a discount of 50 US dollars for 299.99 US dollars.
With its handheld, Logitech’s G Cloud is based more on an Nvidia Shield than on a Steam Deck from Valve. Although the device runs Android 11 and thus has access to countless games from the Google Play Store, Logitech positions the device almost exclusively for streaming games. Xbox Game Pass and Nvidia Geforce Now are both heavily featured in the ads, as is the well-done control mapping. Of course, Logitech points to the Play Store, but only as a way to download more cloud gaming services.
Hardware features include a 7-inch Full HD 60Hz screen and a Snapdragon 720G mobile processor. The Logitech website does not provide any information about the RAM or storage space, apart from an SD card extension.
The connection is via WLAN, there is no broadband support. The device is said to weigh only 463 grams and offer a 12-hour battery life – so the device, on paper, is only about half the weight of a Steam Deck and offers twice the battery life.
Start date in Germany still unclear
However, players in Germany still have to be patient, for the German market no release date has yet been announced. The price is also unclear for the market in this country. However, this will most likely be higher than the US dollar price.