Lenovo Reportedly Developing AR Glasses for New Handheld Gaming Console

By Namita
Created On: Aug 21st, 2023
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Lenovo, the technology giant, is reportedly in the process of creating a new pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses, intended to complement its upcoming handheld gaming console known as 'Legion Go'. This gaming console is expected to run on Windows 11 and showcase a design similar to Nintendo Switch, complete with detachable joy-con-like controllers.

According to sources deemed reliable by WindowsReport, Lenovo is actively developing various new products, among which is a promising pair of AR glasses tailored for gaming.

While concrete details are yet to emerge, speculations suggest that these AR glasses might debut alongside the Legion Go at the IFA 2023. It's anticipated that these glasses will serve not only for gaming but also for everyday tasks, potentially offering comfort during extended gaming sessions due to their compact size.

Initial impressions point toward the presence of a USB-C port at the base of the glasses, hinting at the possibility that the glasses might not integrate an internal battery. It's worth noting that Lenovo is no novice in the AR field. In fact, earlier in 2023, the company unveiled ThinkReality A3, a pair of intelligent AR glasses tailored for business applications, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 platform, at MWC 2023.

Regarding the handheld gaming console, it's expected to operate on AMD's recently unveiled Pheonix APUs, built on the RDNA3 architecture, delivering performance comparable to the Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme chipsets. Key specifications include an 8-inch FullHD display, USB-C port, microSD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, and stereo speakers.

Recent renders of the device indicate that the Lenovo Legion Go will resemble ROG Ally and Steam DEck when the controllers are attached. When detached, it could resemble a Windows tablet with a built-in kickstand. In contrast to the Nintendo Switch, the Legion Go is anticipated to feature full-sized triggers and shoulder buttons, in addition to programmable buttons for added functionality.

Though the exact pricing for Lenovo's forthcoming handheld gaming device remains unclear, reports suggest it might be competitively priced, aligning with the recently launched ROG Ally. As the technology landscape continues to evolve, Lenovo's move into the AR glasses and gaming console space highlights the company's commitment to innovation and catering to the ever-growing demands of tech-savvy consumers.

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