AYANEO Updates Its Three Gaming Handhelds To AMD Ryzen 7 8840U

AYANEO is upgrading several of their gaming handhelds with the new Ryzen 7 8840U APU. This APU, based on Hawk Point silicon, is essentially similar to the previous Phoenix (7840U) used in earlier models of these handhelds.

Users will have access to 8 Zen4 cores and 12 RDNA3 Compute Units for graphics. The primary difference in the 8840U is an enhanced NPU (AMD XDNA AI processor) optimized for higher throughput. However, this upgrade is not particularly significant for gamers. The company is upgrading three consoles—Air 1S, 2S, and KUN—from the 7840U to the 8840U. The new pricing ranges from $699 to $1429.

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The Air 1S is a lightweight handheld with a 5.5-inch OLED screen, available since last summer. The base model, with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage, is now priced at $699. For the version with 32GB RAM and 2TB storage, gamers will need to pay at least $899.

The 2S is a slightly more premium device with a standard 7-inch screen, available since May 2023. According to AYANEO, this handheld equipped with the 8840U will start at $799.

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The KUN is AYANEO’s flagship gaming handheld, featuring the largest screen at 8.4 inches with a high 1600p resolution and an AMD APU with a TDP of up to 54W. With the Ryzen 7 8840U, 16GB RAM, and 512GB storage, this system will now be priced at $999.

Source: Liliputing