Ayaneo Pocket S detailed & it could beat the best Android handheld

Rosalie Newcombe
Closeup of the Ayaneo Pocket S handheld.

The Ayaneo Pocket S is poised to beat out other Android-handheld competition, with its Snapdragon G3x Gen 3 chipset and unique borderless full-screen display.

The Ayaneo Pocket S was originally announced last year, but now its Indiegogo page is up and running This upcoming handheld is poised to compete against high-end gaming smartphones with its dedicated gaming chipset and unique smartphone-inspired design.

While Ayaneo has yet to reveal how much the premium device is going to set us back, it has revealed a more in-depth look at the specs, and what sets it apart from the slew of Android handhelds out there.

Predominantly, the Ayaneo Pocket S marks the debut of the first use of the Snapdragon G3x gen 2 chipset, designed with gaming in mind. The Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 is equipped with Wi-Fi 7 and a 5G modem, so the Pocket S won’t falter when it comes to fast connection speeds and high-quality cloud gaming.

With other Android handhelds, like the Ayn-Odin 2 packing a punch with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the Pocket S should be in good hands. The Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 also boasts higher CPU and GPU speeds. But, it remains to be seen just how well the chip stacks up to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

A gorgeous borderless full-screen display

Image of someone holding the left side of the white AYANEO Pocket S handheld.

According to Ayaneo, the Pocket S will also mark the debut of the first borderless full-screen design for an Android handheld. The 6-inch 2K borderless 1440p IPS display will provide you with more to see of your favorite Android-based games.

The 2560 x 1440 borderless mirrored screen comes decked out with a 100% sRGB color gamut, adding high clarity to whatever you choose to play. The screen is also endowed with touch-screen functionality, so you can add key mappings for non-controller-supported games.

Ayaneo has raised the bar when it comes to design too. The handheld is made up of a CNC-forced high-strength body with a sandblasted matt finish. Giving it a similar elegance to the high-end smartphones of today.

It also takes inspiration from PC gaming handhelds, coming with hall-sensing joysticks lit up with colorful RGB light effects. The ergonomically designed handheld sticks with the expected duo-thumbstick design. With an additional crystal-textured D-pad and accompanying ABXY buttons.

Image of the Ayaneo Pocket S on a wooden desk.

Similarly to past Ayaneo handhelds, the pre-launch for the Pocket S is up and ready on Indiegogo. Luckily, there won’t be a long wait for the official launch, as the Android handheld is expected to be available this April.

If you’re eager to pick up the Pocket S, you can sign up to be notified about more information surrounding the upcoming launch. We’re still eagerly awaiting news on pricing, as this handheld might just be the most premium Android handheld poised to hit the market right now.

Related Topics

About The Author

Dexerto's Senior Tech Writer. Rosalie is an expert on all things handhelds, and has been picking them up since the original Game Boy, all the way up to the Steam Deck. Before working at Dexerto, they covered all things hardware for PCGamesN and Custom PC. Get in touch via email at rosalie.newcombe@dexerto.com.