AYANEO today has announced that it partnered up with Qualcomm for the Pocket S, the company’s upcoming Android handheld, which will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 platform. If that platform sounds familiar, it’s because it’s been used in numerous other handhelds in the past. Though, in earlier versions.
The Razer Edge and Razer Edge 5G for example run on the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1. Announced this morning, Qualcomm’s new G3x Gen 2 has some promising advancements for the future of handhelds. With the potential to boost Android handheld gaming devices to new heights in terms of what they can deliver for a gaming experience. The AYANEO Pocket S will be at the forefront of that as one of the first devices to officially run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 platform.
The AYANEO Pocket S will launch sometime in December of this year
If you take a second to look at your options, there’s a lot to choose from for handheld gaming devices right now. The Steam Deck, naturally, is one of the most well-known. Next to the Nintendo Switch of course. But there’s also things like the Logitech G Cloud and Razer Edge. As well as the ASUS ROG Ally, and quite a few handhelds from AYANEO and other brands GPD. Now AYANEO has another one to add to the list with the Pocket S. And it’s expected to launch sometime in December of this year. AYANEO hasn’t confirmed an exact launch date for the device yet though.
And beyond the announcement of its existence, the company hasn’t said much. Right now there’s no information on specs, price point, availability, or features. That being said, AYANEO did share a lot of images of the device. Which will apparently come in both Black and White colorways.
You can also glean a little bit about it by looking at the design. It’s got a very Switch Lite inspired style to it. Complete with left and right triggers and bumpers, and even the same kind of joysticks you’d find on a Switch. It also looks like it has bottom-firing speakers, as well as vents on the top and back for better airflow and cooling.