AYANEO Air OLED Gaming Handheld – Technical Specifications and Pictures

When is the next one coming out?
AYANEO Air Oled Gaming Handheld Picture

Update 19th of May 2022:

We got a whole video with various games running on the AYANEO Air

We can see the AYANEO Air running DIRT, Elden Ring, The Witcher 3 and many more games at consistent frame-rates.

Update 11th of May 2022:

As we are closer to the 13th of May, the official release date announced by Arthur on Twitter, we are getting more and more bits of information about the AYANEO Air.

AYANEO Air Technical Specifications | AYANEO Air vs GPD,ONEXPLAYER, Steam Deck

Below you can see a showdown between the AYANEO Air and the other PC Gaming Handhelds from this generation. AYANEO did not share with us the processor model, battery info and not even accurate weigh.

But we can safely assume that it is not based off the latest RDNA2 chip, and will sport the same Vega GPU as the other PC Gaming handhelds.

FeatureValve Steam DeckAYANEO AirAYANEO 2021AYANEO NextGPD WIN 3ONEXPLAYER mini
Display7 inches 1280 x 800 pixels LCD 400 nits Touchscreen5.5 inches1920 x 1080 pixelsOLED7 inches 1280 x 800 pixels Touchscreen7 inches 1280 x 800 pixels IPS LCD Touchscreen 400 nits5.5 inches 1280 x 720 pixels IPS LCD Touchscreen7 inches “1280 x 800 pixels / or 1920 x 1200 pixels” IPS LCD Touchscreen
CPUAMD Zen 2 4-cores / 8-threads 2.4 GHz to 3.5 GHz Up to 448 GFlops FP32 4-15 wattsAMD Ryzen (TBC) AMD Ryzen (TBC)AMD Ryzen 5 4500U (standard) AMD Ryzen 7 4800U (Pro)AMD Zen 3 AMD Ryzen 7 5825U 8-core, 16-thread Base 1.9 GHz, Max 4.4 GHzIntel Core i5-1135G7 Intel Core i7-1165G7 Intel Core i7-1195G7Core i7-1195G7 Ryzen 7 5800U
GPUAMD RDNA 2 8 compute units 1 GHz to 1.66 GHz Up to 1.6 TFlops FP32Radeon (TBC) Radeon (TBC)Radeon Vega 6 Radeon Vega 8 (Pro)Radeon Vega 8Intel Iris Xe 80 eu (i5) Intel Iris Xe 96 eu (i7)Intel Iris Xe (96 eu)
RAM16GB LPDDR5-550016GB LPDDR4x-426616GB LPDDR4x-426616GB LPDDR4x-4266 32GB LPDDR4x-4266 (Pro)16GB LPDDR4x-426616GB LPDDR4x-4266
Storage64GB eMMC 256GB NVMe SSD 512GB NVMe SSDNVMe SSD 256GB 512GB 1TBNVMe SSD 256GB 512GB 1TBNVMe SSD 1TB 2TBNVMe SSD 1TB microSDXC card readerNVMe SSD 512GB 1TB 2TB
Gaming Controllers2 x analog sticks with capacitive touch A, B, X,Y buttons D-pad L & R analog triggers L & R bumpers 4 x assignable grip buttons 2 x 32.5mm square trackpads with haptic feedback 6-Axis gyroscopeHall Effect Sensors sticks Linear L2/R2 triggers D-Pad X, Y, A, B keys Dual vibration motors2 x Analog sticks (press down for L3/R3) Analog L2/R2 triggers D-Pad X, Y, A, B keys Dual vibration motors 6-axis Gyroscope & accelerometerHall Effect Sensors sticks 2 x Analog sticks (press down for L3/R3) Linear L2/R2 triggers D-Pad X, Y, A, B keys Dual vibration motors 6-axis Gyroscope & accelerometer2 x Analog sticks (press down for L3/R3) Analog L2/R2 triggers D-Pad X, Y, A, B keys Dual vibration motors2 x Analog sticks 1 x D-Pad X, Y, A, B buttons 4 shoulder buttons (including 2 linear triggers)
KeyboardVirtualVirtualVirtualVirtualCapacitive touch Backlit Hidden behind screenVirtual Optional magnetic keyboard accessory
Battery & Charging40Wh batteryTBC47 Wh battery47 Wh battery47 Wh battery40.25Wh
WirelessWiFi 5 Bluetooth 5.0WiFi 6E Bluetooth 5.2WiFi 6 Bluetooth 5.0WiFi 6E Bluetooth 5.2WiFi 6 Bluetooth 5.0WiFi 6 Bluetooth 5.0
AudioStereo front-facing speakers 3.5mm audio jackStereo speakers 3.5mm audioStereo speakers 3.5mm audioStereo speakers 3.5mm audioStereo downward-facing speakers 3.5mm audio jackStereo front-facing speakers 3.5mm audio jack
SecurityNo biometric securityFingerprint reader in power buttonNo biometric securityFingerprint reader in power buttonFingerprint readerNo biometric security
OSSteam OSAYA SPACEWindows 10Windows 10 AYA SPACEWindows 10Windows 11
Dimensions & Weight298mm x 117mm x 49mm | 669g224x89x17 mm (TBC) | 400-420g255mm x 106mm x 20mm | 650g267 x 112 x 30 mm | 720g198mm x 92mm x 27mm | 560g262 x 108 x 23mm | 589g
AYANEO Air Specs vs Steam Deck | GPD WIN 3 | ONEXPLAYER Mini

One main factor that we are still missing is the RRP, which is said to separate the AYANEO Air from the competition. It’s clear that PC Gaming Handhelds have one clear disadvantage against the Steam Deck, and that’s their price. GPD,AYANEO and One Netbook can’t match Valve’s manufacturing power, and it shows.

Whilst the Steam Deck starts at £349 for the 64GB version, we have seen handhelds go as high as £1200. Obviously there are other benefits to the ONEXPLAYER mini for example, such as an Intel 12th gen CPU (For which we’ll have a review soon – so keep an eye out on our YouTube channel), up to 2TB of high-speed NVMe Storage, the ability to run Windows out of the box, higher resolution display and so on.

Update 5th of May 2022: We now know the AYANEO OLED is named AYANEO Air.

We now also have a closer look at the back of the AYANEO Air, and its visible that the material is ABS (Plastic)

AYANEO Air Pictures

We can see the shoulder buttons come in two different colours, hinting at a gradient design.

Much to our delight, AYANEO have also posted some gaming results of the AYANEO Air on Twitter and we can see that this handheld gaming PC will play Cyberpunk 2077 at 30FPS on 13W. Below you can see what games can run on the AYANEO Air.

It is worth noting that Cyberpunk 2077’s performance is through AMD’s FSR. (Which upscales graphics, as opposed to you having to increase the quality within the game).

AYANEO is also hinting that the AYANEO Air will feature a much lower MSRP. No details have been made public yet, but AYANEO is advertising a Mid-May release.

In a recent video that was originally circulated on the Chinese website bilibili, Arthur Zhang teased the AYANEO Air, AYANEO’s latest Windows Gaming Handheld. Not long after, a translated video was posted on YouTube.

As the Gaming Handheld season is slowly approaching, we have seen news from One Netbook and GPD regarding upcoming devices, and it looks like AYANEO is not one to slow down.

In the video, which we will link below, AYANEO’s CEO Arthur Zhang talked about the current state of Windows Gaming Handhelds and how he envisions the AYANEO Air to fit in.

Currently, the only gaming handheld on the market with an OLED display is the Nintendo Switch OLED. AYANEO however, expects this to be a rising trend for this niche of gaming handhelds, and are betting heavily on it.

They are confident that the next generation of windows gaming handhelds should be portable, powerful and pack impressive displays.

We are well aware that portability can be achieved, and with the launch of the Steam Deck, we know that the RDNA2 chip is capable of handling games on the go

What is an OLED Display?

We’re going to keep it short here, but if you want more information you can check out the Wikipedia page.

For our purposes, the OLED Display (Or Organic Light Emitting Diode Displays) is a type of display, similar(and not so much) to LEDs.

OLED Displays bring deeper colours and darker blacks since when they display the colour black, they actually turn that portion of the display off. This results in saving some battery in a handheld.

What’s new in the AYANEO Air?

During the speech given by Arthur Zhang we did not get a lot of information, but it looks like AYANEO’s focus is portability, performance and that OLED display.

Below you can see (Or not) the AYANEO Air compared to the Steam Deck, and we can get a glimpse of the smaller form-factor.

AYANEO OLED compared to Steam Deck
Credit: Gary Golomb

With the smaller form-factor, we’re also getting a lighter handheld. Teased on Twitter by Arthur we saw that the AYANEO Air is lighter than a Venti Latte from Starbucks

At the end of the video, AYANEO CEO Arthur Zhang mentioned a product announcement in May, which should tell us more about the new AYANEO OLED.

In the meantime, you can explore the current generation of windows handhelds. We offer fast international shipping and a team of amazing people are handling support if you have any questions.

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