AYN Odin2 design presented as company teases performance metrics
AYN Technologies has now shared more design details about the Odin2, its next Android-based gaming handheld. To recap, the company has already listed the Odin2 on Indiegogo, albeit only in a preview state. Initially, it teased part of the Odin2's design, confirming repositioned gamepad buttons.
Subsequently, it has revealed what the Odin2 looks like from most sides. In short, the Odin2 looks like a cross between the Odin and Loki series, with backlit analog sticks and a black display bezel serving to contrast the all-white shell. Additionally, it appears that AYN Technologies has included larger shoulder buttons, which could improve ergonomics compared to the original Odin. Moreover, the Odin2 has a pair of back buttons, a MicroSD card reader and a power button that may double as a fingerprint sensor.
As expected, the new Odin will retain a small cooling solution, which allows the Odin to get the best from its Snapdragon 845 chipset. Purportedly, the Odin2 will jump to much newer silicon, with AYN Technologies previously confirming that it would again source Qualcomm chipsets. So far, the company has hinted that the Odin2 will rely on a more powerful chipset than the Snapdragon 870, which is likely one of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 or Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 series chipsets.