In the past two years Chinese handheld PC maker AYA has launched a handful of devices including the AYA Neo and AYA Neo Next. This year the company is expanding its lineup in a big way with a bunch of small computers including the upcoming AYA Neo 2, AYA Neo Air, AYA Neo Air Plus, and AYA Neo Slide.

Now it looks like there’s at least one more model on the way. Meet the AYA Neo Flip.

The company hasn’t revealed many details about the Flip yet, but we know it’ll be a handheld gaming PC with a 7 inch LCD display, an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor with Radeon 680M graphics, and a clamshell-style design.

That means that it will look more like a Nintendo DS or a GameBoy Advance SP than a Nintendo Switch. Instead of a screen in the middle with game controllers on the left and right sides, you’ll have a screen that flips up so that it’s positioned above the controllers or folds down over the controllers for easy storage.

As a result, the analog sticks (and possibly other buttons) appear to be recessed so that they don’t bump against the screen when the lid is closed. But all we have to go by is one rendered image released by AYA. It’s possible that the design could change before the AYA Neo Flip is released.

That image also shows four shoulder buttons and a reasonably small bezel around the display. So while the AYA Neo Flip will have a larger screen than some of the company’s other upcoming handhelds, it will likely be a reasonably compact device.

It’s not the only AYA handheld with an expandable display on the horizon though. The company’s upcoming AYA Neo Slide has a screen that slides upward to reveal a keyboard. In other words, if the AYA Neo Flip is like a Nintendo DS, then the AYA Neo Slide is more like a Sidekick, Sony Vaio UX, or GPD Win 3.

Additional specs, pricing, and availability details will likely be announced closer to launch.

via Retrododo and AYANEO discord server

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16 replies on “AYA Neo Flip clamshell-style handheld gaming PC is on the way”

  1. Definitely interested in seeing the rest of the device even as a render.

  2. Keeping an eye on the Slide and Flip. There isn’t anything worth getting from the other small handheld companies in the next 6 months anyway. To me at least. For now, I’ll “just” use my Steam Deck.

  3. 7″ screen, huh? I wonder what they’ll fill up the bottom half with besides gamepad controls. Otherwise, that’d be a lot of awkward unused space.

    1. It supposedly has a 7″ screen. Even if it was bezel-less, I don’t think it’d fit into many people’s pockets.

      1. No not at all, I have a lot of handheld system including steam deck and the analogue pocket. Just wish there’s something similar to the GPD win 1&2 with an updated or more current technology

  4. I’m mostly looking at the SLIDE because of the keyboard but I’m really curious about what the rest of the bottom part of the FLIP has.

  5. This is the one to buy for me. It means I can use it for light gaming or as an actual laptop especially when docked.

  6. I wonder if the gap to the right of the stick is just missing stuff or it’s really just empty space. The top view on the left side is missing the hinge so…

    Anyway, I’m definitely keeping an eye on the Slide and Flip. Let’s see how they end up.

  7. I’m eyeing the Slide or Flip. Let’s see if Aya makes them decent.

    I hear more Slide info may be released by this weekend, supposedly.

    1. Oh cool. I was wondering when more news about the Slide was coming out.

  8. Hmm. If this has a physical keyboard (even if cramped/compromised), a 6″ screen and a small size that bezel may be indicating, then I’d get it to replace my Win 2. Otherwise, it’ll be the Slide.

    Hopefully Ayaneo delivers (I’m skeptical of that 2022 Q4 date). Looking forward to more info.

    1. Who knows. Maybe the Flip will have a second smaller screen. Although I’m not sure how useful that’d be. At least for me, I’ve already played all the 3DS games I’d likely play at this point.

    2. Yeah, all those devices in Q4 2022 seem pretty optimistic. Hopefully these end up being real devices at least even if they show up later.

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