It could appear that AYANEO will not be fairly glad being among the best producers of handheld PCs… they now plan to enter the Android sport console market with the AYANEO Pocket Air.
AYANEO’s “2023 Annual Technique Sharing” presentation lined their upcoming Air Plus in nice element, and touched on the Slide a bit (definitely not as a lot as we had hoped).
However the largest shock was the portion devoted to one thing new for AYANEO… Android gaming units.
AYANEO Pocket Air Presentation
This a part of the presentation got here after an extended pause, the place it appeared that the presentation had ended. Fortunately I saved it working, and AYANEO’s CEO Arthur Zhang returned to speak about their love of retro video games.
What was most putting to me about this reveal was that AYANEO clearly had a love of traditional gaming with all of these unique consoles on show.
This love culminating within the launch of a retro sport themed console (ie an emulator): the Pocket Air.
The brand new Pocket Air will proceed with the acquainted design aesthetic of the AYANEO Air and the brand new Air Plus, however simply in a smaller (extra pocketable) kind issue.
The primary stats talked about for the Pocket Air have been a 5.5 inch OLED show and Corridor joysticks and triggers.
Clearly AYANEO intends to maintain with the development of constructing premium units that don’t lower corners.
OLED and Corridor are issues we should always anticipate from the most effective units in 2023.
Additionally they indicated a Q2 2023 launch for the Pocket Air. So this factor is already within the works.
Our presenter even had the motherboard available. God, aren’t black circuit boards simply beautiful?
Sadly, no console in hand although.
AYANEO Working System
AYANEO additionally lined their up to date AYASpace 2, the AYANEO OS, and an upcoming cellular app.
So we should always anticipate that they plan to ship premium units in 2023 which have equally spectacular working techniques.
This places AYANEO a large step above a few of the present makers of the smaller emulation consoles we cowl right here on RetroDodo.
And with their monitor report, we solely consider AYANEO’s guarantees.
We’re very excited to see AYANEO take a step into Android gaming units.
For a lot of, a Home windows primarily based sport console is a bit intimidating. And it may be fairly costly relative to a few of the gaming units we’re used to.
However for a corporation like AYANEO, who is understood for the very best high quality sport consoles, to supply a premium Android machine… we’re solely on board!
I additionally needed to say: that is a type of conditions the place listening to from the folks behind the product makes you want the corporate and merchandise much more.
Arthur Zhang was enthusiastic, educated, and really likeable. Oh, and one thing fairly essential if you plan on investing your cash in a product… he was plausible.
I believed within the guarantees and I believed within the imaginative and prescient that AYANEO offered. So you possibly can rely me as a supporter of workforce AYANEO from right here on out.
Anthony has been a online game lover ever since he can bear in mind. He grew to become a fulltime nomad in 2018, residing all through most of Asia. He centered his ardour in retro gaming and commenced making a sport for the Sport Boy Coloration whereas residing in Nara, Japan in the course of the 2020 pandemic. He’s now in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the place he spends most of his time gaming, happening lengthy walks and assembly as many stray canine as attainable.