The Lenovo Legion Go handheld gaming console was launched globally at the IFA (Internationale FunkAustellung Berlin) showcase event in September. Powered by the new AMD Ryzen Z1 series of processors, the Windows-based device is set to go on sale in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets this month. However, there is no official statement from Lenovo on the launch timeline for the Indian market. Lenovo Legion India The Instagram page seems to have hinted at a regional release window for the handheld. Lenovo Legion Go handheld may release in India next year.
According to games industry insider Rishi Alwani, the Lenovo Legion India Instagram handle answered a query about the availability of the handheld gaming device in India. Responding to a question from X (formerly Twitter) user Shantosh Somasunthar (@SSomasunthar) about the Lenovo Legion Go, the account said that the device was expected to launch in India in March 2024. Alwani posted a screenshot of the conversation on X, giving some hints about a possible launch window for the console in the country. However, it is worth noting that the Lenovo Legion India page refers to the device as a “Lenovo Legion Go laptop”, which could either be a mistake or a misunderstanding.
As mentioned earlier, Lenovo has not announced a launch window or price for the Legion Go handheld in India. The device is priced at EUR 799 (roughly Rs. 70,000) in EMEA markets and will be available in Shadow Black colorway.
However, gaming fans in India can be hopeful. While handhelds have a niche in the growing gaming market in the country, popular products in this category nintendo switch And Steam Deck remains popular among dedicated fans. While Nintendo and Valve do not have an official presence in India, imported models of both handhelds are easily available through third-party sellers on e-commerce websites. In July, Asus officially launched the ROG Ally handheld gaming device in India. Price Rs. Rs.69,990, the RC71L model of the Asus ROG Ally comes with an AMD Z1 Extreme processor, 16GB RAM and 512GB inbuilt storage, and a 7-inch LCD display. The handheld can be purchased on Asus e-shop or Flipkart as well as the company’s Asus and ROG stores.
Lenovo Legion Go comes with an 8.8-inch QHD+ display with 144Hz refresh rate. It runs on Windows 11 Home with Legion Space software on top. Powered by the new AMD Ryzen Z1 series of processors, the handheld packs up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and a 1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD. The available storage can be expanded up to 2TB via a microSD card slot.
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