AyaNeo with OLED screen
The company confirmed on Chinese social media platform it is preparing a new series of gaming consoles.
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.
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.
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 The AMD Rembrandt APUs are equipped with RDNA2 graphics, providing a considerable upgrade over now-outdated Vega graphics.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:
This is an interesting one. It's looking relatively small! :thinkingblob: pic.twitter.com/9ql1cGRgLy
— Cary Golomb (@carygolomb) April 19, 2022
|2022 Handheld Gaming Consoles|
|VideoCardz||Aya Neo NEXT||Steam Deck||ONEXPLAYER Mini||ONEXPLAYER Mini AMD||Nintendo Switch OLED|
|Architecture||AMD Zen3||AMD Zen2 & RDNA2||Intel Tiger Lake||AMD Zen3||ARM Cortex|
|SoC||Ryzen 7 5800U|
Ryzen 7 5825U
|AMD Van Gogh||Core i7-1195G7||Ryzen 7 5800U||NVIDIA Tegra X1|
|SoC CPU||8C/16T @ 4.4 GHz||4C/8T @ 3.5 GHz||4C/8T up to 5.0 GHz||8C/16T @ 4.4 GHz||4x A57|
|SoC GPU||AMD Radeon Vega 8 @ 2.0 GHz||AMD RDNA2 8 CUs @ 1.6 GHz||Xe-LP (Iris) 96 EUs @ 1.4 GHz||AMD Radeon Vega 8 @ 2.0 GHz||NVIDIA Maxwell 256 CUDA|
|16GB LPDDR5-5500||16GB LPDDR4X-4266||16GB LPDDR4X-4266||4GB LPDDR4-3200|
|Storage||2TB NVMe||64GB eMMC (PCIe Gen2x1)|
256GB/512GB NVMe (PCIe Gen3x4)
|512GB, 1TB, 2TB NVMe||0.5TB, 1TB, 2TB NVMe||64GB|
|Display||7″ 1280×800 IPS||7″ 1280×800 IPS||7″ 1920×1200 IPS||7″ 1280×800 IPS|
7″ 1920×1200 IPS
|7″ 1280×720 OLED|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2||Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5||Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, USB 4.0 x2||Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, USB 4.0 x2||WiFi 5,|
|Battery||47 Whr||40 Whr||10455 mAh||10455 mAh||4310 mAh|
|Weight||720 g||669 g||589 g||589 g||420g|
|Dimensions||26.7 x 11.2 x 3.0 cm||29.8 x 11.7 x 4.9 cm||26.0 x 10.6 x 2.3 cm||26.0 x 10.6 x 2.3 cm||24.2 x 10.2 x 1.39 cm|
|OS||Windows 11||Steam OS 3.0 (Arch)||Windows 11||Windows 11||Custom|
|Release Price|| $1,465 ADVANCED|
$1,315 PRO (16G+1TB)
$1,565 PRO (32G+1TB)
|Release Date||February 2022||February 2022||January 2022||March 2022||October 2021|