The 2022 AYANEO Next handheld gaming PC and Steam Deck may launch at similar times

Aya Next
Aya Next (Image credit: AYANEO)

What you need to know

  • The 2022 AYANEO Next handheld gaming PC will come with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U and AMD Radeon Vega 8.
  • Its three models will all reportedly feature different price points depending on whether you buy in during the retail or crowdfunding phase.
  • Based on the same report, the AYANEO Next will be reaching consumers after Valve's Steam Deck.

The Steam Deck isn't the only game in town if you're looking for a place to play PC titles in a portable capacity. Besides Valve's offering, there's also the AYANEO Next.

The Next is set to come in three different configurations: The basic Next, Next Advance, and Next Pro. The models will share a number of commonalities across their builds, including all of them having a 7-inch, 1280 x 800 IPS LCD display, AMD Ryzen 7 5800U CPU, and AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphics. Where they'll differ is in RAM, storage, and color options.

The Next Pro will have 32GB of RAM compared to the Advance's and basic Next's 16GB. And the Next's 1TB of storage will be dwarfed by the other two models' 2TB.

As can be seen on AYANEO's website, the models are advertised as managing two hours of battery life while playing Grand Theft Auto V, four hours for Hollow Knight, and six for Celeste.

According to Liliputing, the handhelds are likely going to ship out after Valve's Steam Decks due to the Nexts having a crowdfunding campaign that kicks off in February. In that same report, the prices for the AYANEO devices are as follows: The Next (basic) will cost $1,315 at retail and $1,265 during crowdfunding, the Next Advance will retail for $1,465 and start at $1,345 during crowdfunding, and the Next Pro will be $1,565 at retail and $1,465 at crowdfunding time.


AYANEO Next Advance

If you're not sold on Valve's gaming handheld yet, take a look at the competition. AYANEO's Next line offers alternative pricing and specs that add to the variety of the portable PC gaming scene.

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