Initially, Aya had plans to launch the handheld Neo game console featuring AMD Ryzen “Renoir” APU last month, but after some delay, the company has started taking pre-orders in China only due to a limited quantity. Moreover, the founder’s editions has also been released.
The Aya Neo Founder features a translucent casing, and it looks like a PC version of the Nintendo Switch. Aya expects a high demand; hence they decided to launch with whatever inventory they have.
As Aya said:
“Aya is currently available for a limited time at a special price in China, with each machine having its own unique code. To prevent scalpers from raising the price, shipping overseas is not supported at this time. For overseas users, we may take a crowdfunding sale on IGG,”
In comparison to Switch’s 6.2-inch touchscreen (1280×720 resolution) and the Switch Lite’s 5.5-inch((1280×720 resolution) touchscreen the Aya Neo Founder has a nominal 7-inch IPS display that too features a 1280X720 resolution.
Aya decided to use Ryzen 4500U based on Zen2. The processor features a 6-core/6-thread count, a 2.3GHz base clock, a max boost clock of up to 4Ghz, 8MB of L3 cache, 2MB of L2 cache, and a configurable TDP of 10-25W. While for the graphics, Aya has opted for Vega graphics that features 6 Vega Cus (384 stream processors) clocked at 1,500MHz.
- Following are Neo Founder’s technical specs:Display: 7-inch IPS
CPU: Ryzen 5 4600U
GPU: Radeon Vega 6 (834 stream processors)
RAM: 16GB DDR4-4266 LPDDR4X
Storage: 512GB NVMe solid state drive
Connectivity: 3x USB-C, 3.5mm audio, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Battery: 47 Whr
Weight: 650 grams
A microSD card slot is not provided, but you can upgrade the M.2 SSD. However, you can’t upgrade your RAM as the 16GB RAM is soldered into the motherboard.
Aya will unveil it in Shanghai on November 14, and it will soon be available internationally.