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|
2560 x 1600 pixels
Support for 800p gaming mode
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 7840U|
8 x Zen 4 CPU cores / 16 threads
Up to 5.1 GHz
Support for 15W, 30W, 54W modes
|Graphics||AMD Radeon 780M|
12 x RDNA 3 GPU cores @ 2.7 GHz
|RAM||16GB / 32GB / 64GB|
|Storage||512GB / 1TB / 2TB/ 4TB|
PCIe 4.0 SSD
|Ports||1 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)
|Cooling||KUNPeng heat dissipation system|
Fan for active cooling
3 x copper heat tubes
|Dimensions||312.4 x 132.5 x 21.9mm|
12.3″ x 5.2″ x 0.9″
|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.
This article was first published July 5, 2023 and most recently updated August 29, 2023.