Logitech G Cloud is probably as close to an Xbox handheld as we’ll get

Microsoft has announced support for the Logitech G Cloud handheld console through Xbox Cloud Gaming.

The Logitech G Cloud, which will launch in North America on October 17 for $299.99, is a streaming-only Android-based handheld that comes with Xbox Cloud Gaming pre-installed.

With full Xbox Cloud Gaming support, it will play games in the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, including Grounded, Sea of ​​Thieves, Halo Infinite, and the recently added Deathloop. You can play Fortnite for free, without a Game Pass subscription.

The device itself weighs 463g. It features a seven-inch 1080p 16:9 touchscreen display with a 60Hz refresh rate, 12+ hour battery life, built-in Wi-Fi, and a Nintendo Switch-style design . Expect haptic, gyroscope, and remappable controls.

The Logitech G Cloud looks a lot like the mysterious legend of handheld video game developer Hideo Kojima who was spotted using it while standing next to Xbox boss Phil Spencer at the Tokyo Game Show last week.

The Logitech G Cloud also supports Xbox Remote Play, which lets you stream your entire Xbox library, including games not in Xbox Game Pass, from your Xbox console.

Meanwhile, the handheld also supports Nvidia’s video game streaming service, GeForce Now, lets you stream Steam games via SteamLink, or download remote play and video streaming apps from the Google Play Store.

The Logitech G Cloud is launching at a time when the availability of Valve’s handheld, the Steam Deck, is improving, and with the Nintendo Switch handheld readily available. There’s no word yet on a UK release.

Here are the technical specifications:


  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (SD720G)
  • Octa-core processor up to 2.3 GHz
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 FHD (16:9 ratio)


  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 FHD (16:9 ratio)
  • Type: IPS-LCD
  • Brightness: 450 nits typical
  • Screen size: 7″ diagonal
  • Fresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Touch enabled: multi-touch


  • Stereo speaker, driven by a high voltage smart amplifier providing clear playback
  • Stereo microphone, with echo cancellation and noise suppression with high quality codec and DSP
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone/headphone jack
  • Support AUX output
  • Bluetooth® 5.1, with Qualcomm® aptXTM adaptive support
  • Support for USB-C digital headphones


  • A/B/X/Y buttons
  • Directional cross
  • L & R analog sticks
  • L&R Bumper
  • Analog L & R Triggers
  • L & R option buttons
  • G button and Home button


  • Linear haptics
  • 6-axis IMU sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Dual band Wi-Fi radio, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • 2×2 MIMO
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac



  • Battery type: Rechargeable Li-polymer
  • Number of cells: 2 cells in parallel
  • Battery weight (g): 90
  • Battery Watt Hours (Wh): 23.1