AYANEO KUN features 8.4″ 2.5K display, 75Wh battery and Ryzen 7 7840U APU up to 54W, costs $999 to $1949

Published: Aug 29th 2023, 15:57 GMT   Comments

AYANEO Kun, large screen and battery size

AYANEO Kun is a premium-handheld device designed to combat emerging competition from Ryzen Z1 Extreme series.


Last month, AYANEO announced development of a new handheld gaming console, adding another one to their extensive product lineup. The company has a diverse range of products and had been working on AMD-based consoles even before the release of the Steam Deck.

What the Steam Deck accomplished was a significant increase in the popularity of this product category. Simultaneously, it pushed the price point below $400, a move AYANEO had not initially intended to make. While the company later launched more affordable consoles, there’s another challenge looming on the horizon: the ASUS ROG Ally and the soon-to-be-announced Lenovo Legion Go consoles, a high-end handhelds.


These consoles are powered by Ryzen Z1 Extreme APUs, a custom-built AMD Phoenix APU introducing a custom voltage/frequency curve for the Ryzen 7 7840U silicon. Gamers have the option to lower the TDP to as low as 9W, but it is not as low as the Steam Deck minimum of 4W TDP.

AYANEO has an entirely different vision for their handheld device, featuring the Ryzen 7 7840U-powered APU, capable of reaching up to 54W. This will allow gamers to unlock nearly the same APU power as that of a Mini-PC. However, it’s important to note that this will significantly impact battery life. To address this concern, AYANEO has equipped the device with a 75Wh battery, which is 1.9 times larger than that of the ROG Ally and Steam Deck. Furthermore, to handle the increased power, the system incorporates an improved cooling solution featuring three copper heatpipes and a ‘turbofan’ for enhanced airflow.

KUN’s most notable feature is its 8.4-inch screen, boasting a 2560×1600 resolution. The company hasn’t confirmed the refresh rate yet, but they mention that it will offer 90% DCI-P3 color coverage.


AYANEO has recently disclosed the pricing for their console, which appears to be a bit more favorable than expected. However, it’s important to note that, like all AYANEO products, crowdfunding is involved, a practice we do not recommend taking part into, especially without any available reviews.


Assuming the specifications are compelling enough, the cheapest version will be priced at $999 (early bird), rising to $1,209 once it reaches the retail market. This is significantly higher than the ROG Ally ($699). The system will pack 16GB, 32GB and 64GB memory options and up to 4TB of storage. The most expensive version will cost $1,699 (early bird) or $1,949 (retail).

Handheld Gaming Consoles
VideoCardzAYANEO KunLenovo Legion GoASUS ROG AllyValve Steam Deck
ArchitectureAMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen2 & RDNA2
APURyzen 7 7840U
8C/16T up to 5.1 GHz
Ryzen Z1 Extreme
8C/16T up to 5.1 GHz
Ryzen Z1 Extreme [1]
8C/16T up to 5.1 GHz
Ryzen Z1 [2]
6C/12T up to 4.9 GHz
AMD Van Gogh
4C/8T up to 3.5 GHz
12CU @ 2.7 GHz
12CU @ 2.7 GHz
12CU @ 2.7 GHz [1]
4CU @ 2.5 GHz [2]
8CU @ 1.6 GHz
SoC TDP15-54W9-30W9-30W4-15W
External GPUTBCTBCROG XG Mobile (up to RTX 4090)Not officially
Memory Capacity16GB/32GB/64GB16GB LPDDR5X-750016GB LPDDR5-640016GB LPDDR5-5500
Storage Capacity512GB/1TB/2TB/4TB1TB/512GB/256GB512GB[1]/256GB[2]256GB/512GB SSD
Storage TypeTBCM.2 NVMe 2242 SSD PCIe 4×4M.2 NVMe 2230 SSD PCIe 4×4M.2 NVMe 2230 SSD PCIe 3×4
eMMC PCIe Gen2x1
Display8.4″ 2560×1600, 500 nits8.8″ 2560×1600 IPS, 144Hz (VRR), 500 nits7″ 1920×1080, 120Hz (VRR), 500 nits, 7ms7″ 1280×800, 60Hz
ConnectivityTBCTBCWi-Fi AX, BT 5.2Wi-Fi AC, BT 5
Battery75 Wh49.2 Wh, 900 mAh (controllers)40 Wh, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion40 Wh
Weight~900g854g (with controllers)608g669g
Dimensions (LxWxH)31.2 x 13.3 2.2 cm29.9 x 13.1 x 4.1 cm28.0 x 11.3 x 3.9 cm29.8 x 11.7 x 4.9 cm
Default OSWindows 11Windows 11Windows 11Steam OS/Win 11
Retail Price$1,209 (16G+512GB)
$1,319 (32G+1TB)
$1,429 (32G+2TB)
$1,949 (64G+4T)
$799/€799 (Z1E+?6G+?GB)$699/€799 (Z1E+16G+512GB)
$599/€699  (Z1+16G+256GB)
$649/€679 (16G+512GB)
$529/€549 (16G+256GB)
$399/€419 (16G+64GB)
Release DateSoonOctober, 2023June 13th, 2023 [1]
Q3 2023 [2]
February 2022


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