consoles from the People’s Republic of China and beyond, which are offered to fans of video games

consoles from the People’s Republic of China and beyond, which are offered to fans of video games

Previously, you could play either on a desktop PC or on Atari, NES, SNES, Sega, etc. consoles. However, around then Nintendo offered portable game consoles, as did Sega. But the core of gaming was desktop computers and regular consoles of the usual form factor. Now everything has changed – you can play on a smartphone, laptop, portable console, and the latter are becoming more common. Today we will talk about new products offered by Chinese friends.

AYA Neo Pocket S

This device will be available soon – it is not yet available. The device is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 processor. The chip was developed specifically for games, according to its creators, the performance of the graphics subsystem is twice as high as, for example, Razer Edge.

Currently, there is little information about the device, the only thing we already know is that the wireless module supports WiFi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3.

The following is also known:

  • In AYA Neo Pocket Ss, the front of the device is covered by glass (or plastic), so the screen will not be recessed.

  • AYA promises a “long-lasting battery,” an “x86-level cooling fan” and large vents.

  • The developers claim that the rounded corners and curved back of the portable device make it easier to grip, and the AYA Neo Pocket S’s coating is resistant to fingerprints.

  • The console will be available in black and white.

  • The fingerprint sensor is located in the upper part of the device.

By the way, the company recently introduced another console called AYA Neo Pocket Air. This is another Android device designed to play classic and modern titles that do not require a lot of resources. The diagonal of the screen is 5.5 inches, the resolution is 1920×1080 pixels. The processor is MediaTek Dimensity 1200.

The size of the device is not very large, it is 224×89.5×17 mm. But there is a capacious battery of 7350 mAh * h, wireless Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. And also a full-fledged USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port and another USB-C only for charging.

There is also a fingerprint sensor that is combined with the power button. Android 12 is used as the OS.

As far as can be understood, the new console will use Air development, with improved performance and additional features.

Retroid 4

But here everything is known – both the configuration and the cost. Yes, the Retroid 4 is a portable game console with a 4.7-inch, HD display. The main memory is 128 GB, it is UFS 3.1. There is also a microSD card slot, support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. The battery capacity is 5000 mAh.

It is already clear from the name that the console is designed for fans of retrogaming. At the same time, there are joysticks, D-pad, and ordinary buttons. The cost of the device is $150 for the younger version and $200 for the Pro. The size and weight of both – 185x83x16 mm and 261 g. There is a USB-C port for charging and data exchange, as well as an HDMI port with 720p support. The resolution of the display is 1344×750 pixels.

As for the difference between the two versions, the Retroid Pocket 4 is based on a MediaTek Dimensity 900 chip and 4 Gb LPDDR4x RAM. As for the Retroid Pocket 4 Pro, the chip here is Dimensity 1100 and 8 GB of RAM. Both models can run games from the Nintendo Game Cube and PlayStation 2. But the more advanced Pro version does it a little better.


Probably, this model is one of the most powerful in the selection. And big ones too, because the diagonal of the display here is 7 inches with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. The console has all the main controls, including joysticks, D-pad, buttons.

The characteristics of the console are very good, so the device will pull quite “heavy” games. However, the price of the device is still unknown, but it should be announced soon.

One may wonder why the developers installed an AMD Ryzen 7040U processor when there is already a Ryzen 8040U. The answer is simple: the advanced chip has few advantages over the previous generation processor. The only thing that can be highlighted is the increased performance of the NPU.

Terrans Force Handle 5

And here is another gaming device with good performance. All this thanks to the Ryzen 7 7840U processor. The diagonal of the screen, as in the previous model, is 7 inches. Resolution – 1920×1080 pixels, display refresh rate – 120 Hz.

In general, it is a competitor to such consoles as ONEXFLY and Asus ROG Ally. However, the device is more expensive for similar characteristics. The processor has 8 Zen 4 cores and 12 RDNA 3 GPU cores. As for the cost, it exceeds $1000.

That’s how much you will have to pay for a device with 16 GB of LPDD5-6400 RAM and a 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. If a more advanced model is needed, if you pay an extra $100, the user gets a version with 32 GB of RAM.

Dimensions of the console – 256×113.5×22.5 mm, weight – 688 grams. There are two 40 Gbps USB-C ports, a microSD memory card slot, two speakers, a wireless module with WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5 support.

Lichee Pocket 4A

And we saved the most interesting for the end. The game console is based on a RISC-V processor. There is nothing surprising in this, since the device was developed by the Lichee company, which specializes in such chips and devices based on them.

The heart of the computer is a Sipeed LM4A module with a T-Head TH1520 processor with four XuanTie C910 cores based on the RISC-V architecture, 8 or 16 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 32 or 128 GB of built-in eMMC memory.

The chip is equipped with an Imagination Technologies BXM-4-64 GPU and an NPU with performance up to 4 TOPS. It is also worth specifying USB 3.0 Type-A ports, USB 2.0 Type-C port, microSD slot. There is also a camera – it is a 5MP Omnivision OV5693

The console has a 7-inch touchscreen LCD display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, a 6000 mAh battery, and detachable Joy-con style controllers. The device itself weighs about 490 g, but with the addition of accessories, its weight can reach 630 grams.

With connected controllers, the dimensions of the system are 250x110x30 mm, but when disconnected, the size decreases to 180x110x15 mm. The device is compatible with Android and Debian Linux.

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