KEY POINTS

  • Handheld gaming consoles are gaining traction these days
  • Lenovo may have considered introducing the gaming device earlier this year
  • The device was supposed to be shown at the Mobile World Congress 2021

Lenovo is reportedly working on a new Android-powered handheld gaming console that could compete with Valve's Steam Deck, Nintendo Switch or even Sony's PSP, but it looks like the company has decided to cancel the product.

Chinese multinational tech company Lenovo was secretly working on a gaming device, according to a new report from tech site Liliputing.  Dubbed Legion Play, the device has not been officially announced yet.

Lenovo may have reportedly considered introducing the gaming device earlier this year based on the recently uncovered images on the company's Germany and Japan websites

Lenovo In Picture: The Lenovo logo is pictured at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's biggest mobile fair, on February 27, 2018 in Barcelona. Photo: Getty Images/Pau Barrena

These images were supposed to be shown as part of Lenovo's Mobile World Congress 2021 presentation but it seems there was a change of plan at the last minute as the device never made an appearance at the event.

The said device is not available on MWC's website but searching the source code for the page will lead consumers to four images of the device as well as its description.

The Lenovo Legion Play is an Android cloud gaming console developed for AAA titles. It is designed to enable users to play mobile games and stream their PC libraries on one portable device.

The unannounced gaming device features a 7-inch FHD display with HDR 10 support and a 16:9 aspect ratio. It also comes with dual speakers, a 7000mAh battery and built-in controllers.

"Designed for AAA gaming, the Lenovo Legion Play is the first Android cloud gaming console. The console lets users play hundreds of cloud games, stream their game library, or play mobile games," the description reads.

"It features a 7″ 16:9 FHD bezel-less display, HDR 10, built-in controllers, dual speakers, dual vibration, and 7000mAh battery to provide the best gaming experience. Our developer program is open to all game developers. Coming soon in select markets," the description further states.

Lenovo has not yet issued any statement related to this leak.

While this leaked information is interesting, it is worth noting that it is not official.

Like all other leaks, consumers should temper their expectations and take these details about the supposed Lenovo Legion Play as speculative at this stage.