Zotac Zone Release Date

Zotac Zone Release Date Rumors & Leaked Specs

Recent leaks have given us a great insight into Zotac’s new handheld console…

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Computex 2024 is set to be the new proving ground for handheld console releases, with new console iterations like the ASUS ROG Ally X set to debut at the conference. Just a few days before its planned reveal, however, the Zotac Zone specifications have leaked online. If you were looking to pre order or wait for one of the latest handheld consoles and want all the most pertinent information, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve broken down the leaked specifications below, along with some key talking points regarding the Zotac Zone release date and possible price ranges. Though Zotac’s leak highlights that these are non-final specifications, they provide an interesting benchmark for what the handheld console will be capable of.

Zotac Zone Release Date Rumors

The leaks regarding the Zotac Zone have frankly taken the wind out of any announcement, which is sad to see. As we’ve detailed below, the handheld has tremendous potential, so a release date is hotly anticipated.

The leaks propose a Q3 2024 release date for the Zotac Zone, and we’d suggest that the state of the handheld would likely lead to a mid-to-late Q3 release. Within that timeframe, we’d predict an August 2024 release date for the Zotac Zone. We won’t have to wait long to find out, as Computex 2024 is set to reveal all the information on the Zone – though it’s unfortunate we’ve already had the big reveals spoiled.

Zotac Zone Specifications

Tech site VideoCardz published the leaked Zotac Zone specifications in the week before Computex, highlighting the console’s capability:

Zotac Zone
APUAMD Ryzen 7 8840U
RAM16GB LPDDR5
Storage512GB
Screen7″ AMOLED 1080p/120Hz
Battery48.5WHr
Operating SystemWindows 11
Source: VideoCardz

The Zotac Zone boasts a modified AMD Ryzen 7 8840U from AMD’s range of gaming APUs. Boasting integrated RDNA 3.0 graphics and impressively fast processing speeds, this is an impressively powerful SKU that roughly matches the capabilities of other recent handheld releases like the MSI Claw. In fact, there’s a chance the Zone will have better performance thanks to the more powerful graphics and higher clock speed. Zotac are a known manufacturer of efficient GPUs, so we can expect reasonable performance benchmarks from this new handheld.

With 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of storage space, the Zone continues to be contemporary with the Claw and other modern handheld units. The 48.5WHr battery is slightly less powerful than the Claw and far below that of the ASUS ROG Ally X (also set to be revealed at Computex), but the external features are where things are interesting.

The Zotac Zone houses a 7″ AMOLED screen: standing for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode, AMOLED screens allow for incredibly vibrant visuals with rich contrast and depth. At 1080p and with a 120Hz refresh rate, the Zone’s display is set to be the best on the market. Another feature that handheld console enthusiasts will appreciate is that the Zone is reported to have a symmetrical design – with joysticks and button layouts being ergonomically designed for comfort. This is one element that many handheld users will surely appreciate in an era of asynchronous layouts.

The leak, however, does ensure to clarify that these specifications are not the final versions, and retail models may have improved (or possibly downgraded) components when they ship.

In Summary

We’ve found out nearly everything about this new handheld console, but the one lacking detail is a concrete Zotac Zone release date. We’re sure that Zotac will reveal all in the near future, and we’ll be keeping a close eye on this interesting addition to the handheld console market.

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