Logitech G Cloud price already cut following launch
Last week, Logitech presented the G Cloud, its first handheld games console. Unveiled after considerable leaks revealed numerous details about the device, the Logitech G Cloud resembles a Nintendo Switch Lite and a Steam Deck, albeit while only weighing 463 g. While the pair run proprietary operating systems, the Logitech G Cloud relies on a skinned version of Android.
Hence, the Logitech G Cloud is closer to the AYN Odin series than the Switch Lite or the Steam Deck. However, the G Cloud utilises the Snapdragon 720G, a mid-range chipset that Qualcomm announced in 2019. Additionally, the G Cloud has a 7-inch IPS panel that operates at 1080p and 60 Hz in a 16:9 aspect ratio. Moreover, the device has 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 64 GB of expandable storage and a 6,000 mAh battery that supports USB Type-C charging.
Purportedly, the G Cloud will deliver up to 12 hours of battery life when gaming on streaming services like NVIDIA GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming. For reference, the device can access the Google Play Store, theoretically opening all of Android's gaming library. Unfortunately, the Snapdragon 720G will deliver considerably worse performance than most modern mid-range smartphones will.
Surprisingly, Logitech has already reduced the G Cloud on its website. Initially, the company charged US$349.99, but it and third-party retailers like Amazon have now dropped the device to US$299.99. Allegedly, the price will eventually return to US$349.99, although there are no guarantees that will be the case. While G Cloud pre-orders remain on track for October 18, Logitech has not commented on releases in other markets yet, such as Europe or the UK.