AYANEO to launch world’s thinnest Windows OLED handheld gaming console

Published: Apr 19th 2022, 07:58 GMT   Comments

AyaNeo with OLED screen

The company confirmed on Chinese social media platform it is preparing a new series of gaming consoles. 

AyaNeo OLED console announcement, Source: AyaNeo

The handheld gaming console market has grown significantly over the past few years. We have seen numerous product launched by AyaNeo, OneXPlayer, GDP or even Valve. All these companies have contributed to the growing popularity of such devices.

The CEO of AyaNeo has just announced the company will launch a new console equipped with an OLED screen next month. The company claims that the new product line will be the thinnest and lightest product series of Windows handheld consoles. Furthermore, the OLED series are not to compete with existing Next Pro lineup, but rather be offered alongside.

AyaNeo OLED console announcement, Source: AyaNeo

The announcement of the new console shouldn’t really change much on the market. It will definitely put some pressure on Nintendo Switch OLED or the OneXplayer Mini console, both of which were least in the past few months. It’s a completely different devices compared to Steam Deck though, considered a large and not very pocket friendly console. However, unlike AyaNeo or OneXplayer devices, Deck offers official support for Valve’s own SteamOS Linux operating system or alternatively Windows 11.

AyaNeo OLED vs Steam Deck, Source: AyaNeo/Expreview

Earlier this year, AyaNeo announced the Next series featuring Ryzen 5000 series APUs. The company already confirmed it will launch a Ryzen 6000-based console later this year, which should be a lot more interesting in terms of graphics performance. The AMD Rembrandt APUs are equipped with RDNA2 graphics, providing a considerable upgrade over now-outdated Vega graphics.

We are yet to learn about the device specs, including the OLED panel resolution. The console is more than likely to be powered by AMD APU though, given how close both companies has been working together for a few years now. However, it is probably too early to expect RDNA2 graphics just yet.

The company is set to announce the new OLED series in May. The exact date has not yet been specified.

Update: Cary Golomb posted the first photo of the new device:

2022 Handheld Gaming Consoles
VideoCardzAya Neo NEXTSteam DeckONEXPLAYER MiniONEXPLAYER Mini AMDNintendo Switch OLED
ArchitectureAMD Zen3AMD Zen2 & RDNA2Intel Tiger LakeAMD Zen3ARM Cortex
SoCRyzen 7 5800U
Ryzen 7 5825U
AMD Van GoghCore i7-1195G7Ryzen 7 5800UNVIDIA Tegra X1
SoC CPU8C/16T @ 4.4 GHz4C/8T @ 3.5 GHz4C/8T up to 5.0 GHz8C/16T @ 4.4 GHz4x A57
SoC GPUAMD Radeon Vega 8 @ 2.0 GHzAMD RDNA2 8 CUs @ 1.6 GHzXe-LP (Iris) 96 EUs @ 1.4 GHzAMD Radeon Vega 8 @ 2.0 GHzNVIDIA Maxwell 256 CUDA
Memory16GB LPDDR4X-4266
32GB LPDDR4X-4266
16GB LPDDR5-550016GB LPDDR4X-426616GB LPDDR4X-42664GB LPDDR4-3200
Storage2TB NVMe64GB eMMC (PCIe Gen2x1)
256GB/512GB NVMe (PCIe Gen3x4)
512GB, 1TB, 2TB NVMe0.5TB, 1TB, 2TB NVMe64GB
Display7″ 1280×800 IPS7″ 1280×800 IPS7″ 1920×1200 IPS7″ 1280×800 IPS
7″ 1920×1200 IPS
7″ 1280×720 OLED
ConnectivityWiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, USB 4.0 x2Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, USB 4.0 x2WiFi 5,
Battery47 Whr40 Whr10455 mAh10455 mAh4310 mAh
Weight720 g669 g589 g589 g420g
Dimensions26.7 x 11.2 x 3.0 cm29.8 x 11.7 x 4.9 cm26.0 x 10.6 x 2.3 cm26.0 x 10.6 x 2.3 cm24.2 x 10.2 x 1.39 cm
OSWindows  11Steam OS 3.0 (Arch)Windows  11Windows  11Custom
Release Price $1,465 ADVANCED
$1,315 PRO (16G+1TB)
$1,565 PRO (32G+1TB)
$399 (16G+64GB)
$529 (16G+256GB)
$649 (16G+512GB)
$1,259 (16G+512GB)
$1,399 (16G+1TB)
$1,599 (16G+2TB)
¥5,299 (16G+512GB+HD)
¥5,599 (16G+1TB+HD)
¥6,599 (16G+2TB+HD)
¥5,599 (16G+512GB+FHD)
¥5,899 (16G+1TB+HD)
¥6,899 (16G+2TB+HD)
Release DateFebruary 2022February 2022January 2022March 2022October 2021

Source: Weibo via Expreview

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