Aya Neo Next launches with Ryzen 7 5800U APU, up to 32GB RAM, 2TB storage and very high price tag

Published: Jan 5th 2022, 11:00 GMT   Comments

Aya Neo Next: too late and too expensive

The NEXT console has just been unveiled by Aya Neo.

The 3rd generation of Aya Neo handheld console finally received a new architecture. The console relies on 8-core and 16-thread Ryzen 7 5800U “Cezanne-U” APU based on AMD Zen3 architecture. It is, therefore, not based on Rembrandt with Zen3+ and as a result, features (now bit ancient) AMD Vega graphics architecture.

The company announced as many as four different models, featuring from 16GB up to 32GB LPDDR4x-4266 RAM and either 1TB to 2TB of storage:

  • AYA Neo Next with 16GB RAM and 1TB storage for $1315 retail / $1265 at launch
  • AYA Neo Next Advance with 16GB RAM and 2TB storage for $1465 retail / $1365 launch
  • AYA Neo Next Advance Signature Edition with 16GB/2TB for $1465 / $1345 (only 300 units)
  • AYA Neo Pro with 32GB RAM and 2TB storage for $1565 / $1465

Price-wise, we are looking at a device that is more than twice as expensive as Steam Deck. Even though Valve’s console has newer GPU architecture, faster memory, and a lot larger ecosystem.

Despite the company’s close collaboration with AMD, it did not succeed in securing a stock of just announced Ryzen 6000U APUs. However, the Aya Neo promises that as soon as they become available, they will begin the development of a successor.

The Aya Neo Next will enter crowdfunding sites in February, which means that it will ship after Steam Deck. Below is the full launch video which has an English narrator.

Handheld Gaming Consoles
VideoCardzAya Neo NEXT PROAya Neo NEXTAya Neo 2021 ProSteam DeckOne XPlayerNintendo Switch OLED
ArchitectureAMD Zen3AMD Zen3AMD Zen2 (Renoir)AMD Zen2 & RDNA2Intel Tiger LakeARM Cortex
SoCRyzen 7 5800URyzen 7 5800URyzen 7 4800UAMD Van GoghCore i7-1185G7***
Core i7-1165G7**
Core i7-1135G7*
SoC CPU8C/16T @ 4.4 GHz8C/16T @ 4.4 GHz8C/16T @ 4.2 GHz4C/8T @ 3.5 GHz4C/8T * 4.2*, 4.7**, 4.8*** GHz4x A57 + 4x A53
SoC GPUAMD Radeon Vega 8 @ 2.0 GHzAMD Radeon Vega 8 @ 2.0 GHzAMD Radeon Vega 8 @ 1.75 GHzAMD RDNA2 8 CUs @ 1.6 GHzXe-LP (Iris) 96 EUs @ 1.35 GHzNVIDIA Maxwell 256 CUDA
Memory32GB LPDDR4X-426616GB LPDDR4X-426616GB LPDDR4X-426616GB LPDDR5-550016GB LPDDR4X-42664GB LPDDR4-3200
Storage2TB NVMe1TB – 2TB NVMe0.5TB – 1TB NVMe64GB eMMC (PCIe Gen2x1)
256GB/512GB NVMe (PCIe Gen3x4)
512GB*, 1TB **, 2TB *** NVMe64GB
Display7″ 1280×800 IPS7″ 1280×800 IPS7″ 1280×800 IPS7″ 1280×800 IPS8.4″ 2560×1600 IPS7″ 1280×720 OLED
ConnectivityWiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, USB 4.0 x2WiFi 5,
Battery47 Whr47 Whr12,300 mAh40 Whr15,300 mAh
WeightTBCTBC650 g669 g820 g420g
DimensionsTBCTBC25.5 x 10.6 x 2.0 cm29.8 x 11.7 x 4.9 cm28.8 x 13.0 x 2.1 mm24.2 x 10.2 x 1.39 cm
OSWindows  11Windows  11Windows  10Steam OS 3.0 (Arch)Windows  10Custom
Release Price$1,565$1,315
$1,215$399 (64GB)
$529 (256GB)
$649 (512GB)
$1,059 *
$1,158 **
$1,599 ***
Release DateFebruary 2022February 2022September 2021February 2022December 2021October 2021
* Advance with 2TB storage* Standard Edition
** Pro Edition
*** Ultimate Edition

Source: Liliputing

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