The AYA Neo Pocket Air is a handheld game console with a 5.5 inch FHD AMOLED display, a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor, and Android 12-based software.

It went up for pre-order through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that started in early September. Now AYA has announced it’s begun shipping the first units to backers… even though the crowdfunding campaign still has a week to go.

The handheld comes in three memory and storage configurations, all of which feature LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage:

  • 6GB RAM / 128GB storage for $300 during crowdfunding ($320 retail)
  • 8GB RAM / 256GB storage for $380 during crowdfunding ($430 retail)
  • 12GB RAM / 512GB storage for $460 during crowdfunding ($520 retail)

AYA says that most of the models it’s shipped so far are the highest-spec models, but a limited number of the lower-priced versions have also begun shipping. The company says it will ship all remaining orders after October 8th, following China’s National Day holiday.

All models feature a 7,350 mAh battery, a fan for active cooling, and game controllers that feature hall sensor joysticks and shoulder trigger buttons. The joysticks also feature RGB backlighting, and the handheld has a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, a 3.5mm audio jack, a microSD card reader, and a fingerprint sensor built into the power button.

Wireless capabilities include support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. The handheld measures 224 x 89.5 x 17mm and weighs 380 grams.

The AYA Neo Pocket Air is the first Android-powered handheld from AYA, which has been cranking out Windows handhelds for the past few years. That makes this model one of the company’s cheapest products to date, but it also joins a crowded field where it competes with handhelds from Logitech, Razer, Retroid, Anbernic, and many others.

AYA also plans to launch a higher-performance Android handheld in the future. The upcoming AYA Neo Pocket S is expected to be one of the first handhelds to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 processor, which is designed for handheld gaming.





Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign


Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Subscribe to Liliputing via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,502 other subscribers

Join the Conversation


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  1. “Pocket Air”
    Certainly heavy at 380g, unlike Air. Should have targetted 200g and below.

    Certainly un-pocketable at the given dimensions of 224 x 90 x 17mm. Should have targetted 180 x 80 x 15mm and below dimensions.

    …this device is less appropriate to compare to the likes of the new3DS, PS Vita and Retroid Pocket 3+ and more appropriate to compare to the 2DS-XL, NSwitch, and AYN Odin2.

  2. When I see an “almost” 2 years old Android version when released, combined with a Chinese company and a MediaTek SOC. I automatically thinks that this device will have zero updates. It may be my prejudices though.

    Obviously they couldn’t release it with Android 14 which is expected to be released in about a week, but Android 13 is about a year old. If they haven’t had the possibility to get Android 13 ready for their device, they probably haven’t had the possibility to get security patches ready either. And most likely never will.

    1. I agree too, my concern would be that this thing never gets any updates. Especially considering this is AYA’s first Android device ever.

      So unless they’re planning to get into Android devices more, it doesn’t make much sense for them to hire a team to build Android updates for them.