Handheld PC maker AYA has produced portable gaming computers with screen sizes ranging from 5.5 inches to 7 inches. But the upcoming AYA Neo Kun will go bigger. It’s the company’s first handheld with an 8.4 inch display.

AYA has been hinting at the upcoming device for a while, but now the company has revealed more specs, along with pictures of the handheld. And it’s not just the big display which makes this handheld different from anything else the company has released to date. Update: AYA has announced that the AYA Neo Kun will go up for pre-order September 5 through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign with Early Bird prices ranging from $999 to $1,699. 

For example, it will be the first AYA Neo handheld with:

  • 8-directional D-Pad
  • Dual trackpads
  • Four buttons on the back of the system
  • Windows Hello-compatible IR camera

The IR camera will let you quickly login to the system using face recognition, but there’s also a fingerprint sensor if you’d prefer to use that.

The AYA Neo Kun’s 8.4 inch screen will be a 2.5K IPS LCD display, an the handheld will be powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 7840U processor.

Other features include a 75 Wh battery, stereo speakers, dual analog joysticks with hall sensors, and shoulder buttons with hall triggers.

AYA says there’s also a new “KUNPeng” heat dissipation system with three copper tubes and a fan for active cooling.

Other features shown in the pictures include at least two USB Type-C ports, a USB Type-A port, stereo bottom-facing speakers, and a built-in microphone.

There’s an air intake vent on the back of the handheld, and an outlet vent on the top.

One thing to keep in mind is that the bigger display and sizeable battery are going to make the AYA Neo Kun one of the heavier handheld gaming PCs around. It’s expected to weigh more than 900 grams, which is about 2 pounds. It will also be one of the largest handhelds around, measuring 312 x 133 x 22mm.

Here’s a run-down of some of the key specifications that have been revealed so far:

AYA Neo Kun specs
Display8.4 inches
2560 x 1600 pixels
500 nits
Support for 800p gaming mode
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 7840U
8 x Zen 4 CPU cores / 16 threads
Up to 5.1 GHz
Support for 15W, 30W, 54W modes
GraphicsAMD Radeon 780M
12 x RDNA 3 GPU cores @ 2.7 GHz
RAM16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Storage512GB / 1TB / 2TB/ 4TB
M.2 2280
PCIe 4.0 SSD
Ports1 x USB4
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x 3.5mm audio
1 x microSD card reader
1 x SIM card slot (behind the kickstand)
Battery75 Wh
19,500 mAh
CoolingKUNPeng heat dissipation system
Fan for active cooling
3 x copper heat tubes
Larger vents
Dimensions312.4 x 132.5 x 21.9mm
12.3″ x 5.2″ x 0.9″
Weight900 grams
2 pounds
Price$999 – $1,699 (Super Early Bird)
$1,129 – $1,809 (Indiegogo)
$1,209 – $1,949 (Retail)

You can find more details in Liliputing’s article about the AYA Neo Kun crowdfunding campaign.

via AYANEO, @AYANEO_ and AYA Neo Discord

This article was first published July 5, 2023 and most recently updated August 29, 2023.

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  1. The start of my long held prediction that portable console makers who forget the dual touchpads are swimming against the tide of mobile gaming history.

    1. Interesting piece of tech. But will it have software and hardware support beyond its first year? Will it even have support beyond its first month?

    2. There’s been 1 handheld, ever, that has offered dual touchpads. How is anyone else “swimming against the tide”.

      1. I’m gonna bet that the number of steamdecks sold is an order of magnitude greater than that of AyaNeo and GPD devices put together. 😉

        Swimming against the tide.

        1. That probably has more to do with the entry level steam deck being half the price of an aya Neo product lol.

  2. Certainly the worst concept of modern console, 900gr, Webcam, fingerprint reader, and touchpad and buttons in the palm area of the hands (ergonomics 0/100).

  3. So….. what? Is this a new name for the unreleased NEXT II or is it like the cheaper “GEEK” variant for it?

    1. Can you really not tell that this is a new product line? Are the different design and new name not enough indication for you lol?

    1. I wonder how many names that make it impossible to guess how any given handheld stacks up against any other given handheld in their lineup they’ll run through before they start shoving in more “pro”s and “next”s and “air”s into existing names.