Aya Neo (AMD Ryzen 4500U gaming console) to get two color variants: Black Star and Light Moon

Published: 5th Mar 2021, 12:34 GMT   Comments

Aya announces two color variants of its NEO console

We have been following the development of Aya Neo for a while now. This console is probably the most interesting AMD Renoir-based product when gaming is considered. 

Aya Neo is the world’s first 7nm handheld gaming console. The console has recently started shipping to influencers and reviewers. The version that was already sent out was the Founders Edition with a translucent cover. However, this model is just the first version, while the manufacturer is now focusing on new color options that feature refined specs and hardware.

The company announced on social media that there are already 40,000 subscribers to the Indiegogo campaign. Aya was originally planning to begin taking orders on a new console right after Chinese New Year, but due to the global shortage of components, even this startup is affected. The company is now focusing on securing components before the Indiegogo campaign starts. This is likely to prevent further delays.

Today Aya has revealed two color options that will be available to IGG backers: Dark Star and Light Moon:

Aya Neo Black Star and Light Moon, Source: Aya

The console is based on AMD Ryzen 5 4500U APU, which features Zen2 core architecture. This particular APU has no hyper-threading which means that only 6-cores and 6-threads are available. However, since we are looking at a handheld gaming console, the lack of SMT is actually a benefit.

Aya has not yet confirmed its plans to update the device to a newer Ryzen 5500U APU, although it is also based on an FP6 socket. The new CPU is too based on Zen2 but has SMT enabled.

The company has recently announced a new accessory kit for the console. The company is clearly not planning to settle with what was already shown. The Neo ecosystem is expanding:

Aya Neo  accessories, Source: Aya

Update: Aya Neo pricing

  • “super early bird” perk(limited to 42 units): 1x AYA NEO 500G (black only) — $699
  • AYA NEO 500G perk: 1x AYA NEO 500G (black only) — $789
  • AYA NEO 1T perk: 1x AYA NEO 1T (black&white) — $869
Handheld Gaming Consoles
VideoCardzAYA NEO FounderOne Gx1  ProGDP Win 3GDP Win 2Nintendo Switch
Picture
ArchitectureAMD Zen2 (Renoir)Intel Tiger LakeIntel Tiger LakeIntel Kaby LakeNVIDIA Maxwell
SoCAMD Ryzen 5 4500UIntel Core i7-1160G7Intel Core i7-1165G7/i5-1135G7*Intel Core M3-7Y30NVIDIA Tegra X1
SoC CPU6 cores/6 threads @ 4.0 GHz4 cores/8 threads @ 4.4 GHz4 cores/8 threads @ 4.7 GHz/4.2 GHz*2 cores/4 threads @ 2.6 GHz4x ARM Cortex A57, 4x ARM Cortex A53 @ 2.0 GHz
SoC GPUAMD Radeon Vega 6 @ 1.5 GHzIntel Xe (96 EU) @ 1.3 GHzIntel Xe (96/80* EU) @ 1.3 GHzIntel HD 615NVIDIA Maxwell 256 CUDA @ 1 GHz
Memory16GB DDR4-LPDDR4X-426616GB LPDDR4X-426616GB LPDDR4X-42668GB LPDDR3-18664GB
Storage512 GB / 1TB *512 GB PCIe NVME SSDm.2 2280 PCIe NVME SSD128GB SSD32GB
Display7″ 1280×800 IPS7″ 1920×1200 IPS5.5″ 1280×7206″ 1280×720 IPS6.2″ 1280×720
5.5″ 1280×720*
ConnectivityWiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, SIMWiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,
Bluetooth 4.1
Battery47 Whr12,000 mAhTBC2×4900 mAh4310 mAh
Weight650 g623 gTBC460g (1 pound)0.88 lbs / 0.61 lbs *
Dimensions25.5 x 10.6 x 2.0 cm17.3 x 13.6 x 2.1 cmTBC16.2 x 9.9 x 2.5 cm23.9 x 10.1 x 1.4 cm
20.8 x 9.1 x 1.4 cm*
OSWindows  10Windows  10Windows 10Windows / LinuxCustom
Release Price$789 (16G/512GB)
$869 (16G/1TB)
990 USD (8G/256GB)
1070 USD (16G/512GB)
TBC700 USD (8GB/128B)
750 USD (8G/256GB)
299 USD,
199 USD (Lite)
Release DateMarch 2021?December 2020TBCMay 2018March 2017, Sep 2019*
* 1TB model* Base model* Lite

Source: AYA




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