Lenovo Legion Go 2 confirmed — when will it launch?

Lenovo Legion Go 2
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The Lenovo Legion Go launched late last year to much acclaim, praised for its 2.5K resolution display and detachable controllers, which made it stand out when compared to similar products in the market. And now, it seems that the company has already confirmed that a successor will be made.

During the Lenovo Innovate 2024 conference in Thailand, as covered by VideoCardz, Lenovo Gaming Category Manager Clifford Chong said that the "product category" of handheld gaming PCs is something they will "continue to invest in" and they are "looking towards when the time comes right" to have "the next generation to provide even more features." Alongside how "there are still engineering efforts to try to bring the next wave of features to the product."

Everything we know about Lenovo Legion Go 2

It's pretty evident that the company is still investing heavily in the technology, with Chong even mentioning in the interview that they are "the largest gaming handheld" alongside it "being received very well." This seems especially true in Asia, with him going so far as to say that Lenovo is "heartened by the response" by the markets they've launched in.

But the ultimate question still boils down to when. Asus ROG Ally rumors largely made it seem like that the sequel console could be launching as early as 2024, likely implying the start of a yearly pattern for the company with its hardware launches, similar to how many of the best gaming laptops of 2024 release.

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However, for the Lenovo Legion Go, it's entirely possible that the company will opt for a biennial pattern, launching one new gaming handheld every two years. Or maybe even alternating seasons by putting a year and six months between each release.

After all, even if Asus expects to launch a second-generation model of the Ally in 2024, competitors don't necessarily need to follow. Steam Deck had a nearly two-year gap (more like a year and nine months) between its first and second iteration, and even then, the latter was just an OLED model with a few improvements. 

So even if the Ally and Legion Go did decide to launch a successor this year, what would that look like? Will it be a minor upgrade akin to a middle-of-the-generation shift with a better display and maybe more storage, or will it feature newfound processing power utilizing AMD's latest mobile chips? Only time will tell, but as the resident handheld gaming nerd, I'm excited.

Momo Tabari
Contributing Writer

Self-described art critic and unabashedly pretentious, Momo finds joy in impassioned ramblings about her closeness to video games. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Media Studies from Brooklyn College and five years of experience in entertainment journalism. Momo is a stalwart defender of the importance found in subjectivity and spends most days overwhelmed with excitement for the past, present and future of gaming. When she isn't writing or playing Dark Souls, she can be found eating chicken fettuccine alfredo and watching anime.