The AYA Neo Pocket S is an upcoming handheld game console powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 processor. The chip is designed for handheld gaming, and Qualcomm says it offers up to twice the graphics performance of the first-gen processor used in the Razer Edge.

AYA first introduced the AYA Neo Pocket S in August, and while the company hasn’t begun taking orders or even providing detailed specs yet, the company did recently publish a gameplay video and a blog post giving us a closer look at an engineering prototype.

The only new specs I could find are confirmation that the handheld will feature support for WiFi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3. But in terms of design, we learn that:

  • The AYA Neo Pocket Ss has a single piece of glass covering the front of the device, so the screen will not be recessed.
  • AYA is promising a “long-lasting battery” and “x86-level cooling fan” and large vents.
  • The rounded corners and curved back of the handheld are said to make it easy to grip, while the finish on the AYA Neo Pocket S is said to be fingerprint resistant.
  • The handheld will be available in black and white color options.
  • There’s a fingerprint sensor on the top of the device.

AYA has been producing Windows handhelds with AMD processors for a few years, but the company entered the Android space with the AYA Neo Pocket Air earlier this year.

That model features a 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel OLED display, a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor, and crowdfunding prices that start at $299 for a model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, although the company also offers higher-priced 8GB/256GB and 12GB/512GB configurations.

Pricing and availability for the new AYA Neo Pocket S haven’t been announced yet, but it’s expected to be a more expensive option, thanks to the move from a MediaTek processor to a Qualcomm chip.

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  1. I have a feeling that the Dimensity 1200 model is going to vanish, and this Snapdragon model will be sold in its place for the same $299 price.

    That Dimensity model no longer makes any sense now that the Odin 2 is offering a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for the same price.

  2. Can this run the ARM version of Windows 10/11? I remember people got Windows to run on the AYN Odin because Snapdragon is officially supported. Might be tempted to get this is if it’s the same case.

    1. People have already looked into it for the AYN Odin 2, and at the moment it looks unlikely. The Odin 1 only ran Windows so easily because it used the Snapdragon 845, and there was a Windows dev board that was configured identically, so that build ran with ease.

      As far as I know, there aren’t any laptops that use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. In this generation their chips became more segmented for different uses, and the chip used in laptops was the 8cx Gen 2 Compute Platform. Based on my reading, it appears the chip is different enough that it doesn’t work.

      1. Ah that’s unfortunate then, I might consider getting the Odin 1 or perhaps Loki Zero instead then. Been looking for a small, cheap WIndows gaming handheld to replace my old GPD Win 1.

        1. Am waiting for cheap handheld too. I hope meteor lake i3 or equivalent with pentium 8505 configuration will have good GPU and consume less power.