New AYA NEO 2S model teased with gaming handheld first and OcuLink eGPU connector
AYA NEO has teased another version of the AYA NEO 2S, one of many gaming handhelds it currently sells. The AYA NEO 2S is also one of the company's latest devices, having debuted earlier this week on Indiegogo alongside the GEEK 1S. However, AYA NEO has already announced a new version of the AYA NEO 2S, which was a refresh of the AYA NEO 2 itself.
Principally, AYA NEO markets the upgraded AYA NEO 2S on its display, which it has changed from an IPS panel to a Mini-LED panel. Supposedly, the Mini-LED panel in the new AYA NEO 2S will consume less power, although the company has not explained what it is comparing against in this regard. Likewise, AYA NEO cites the new display as offering improved contrast, display effects, dynamic range and response times but without providing any specifics.
Additionally, AYA NEO has swapped one of the two USB4 ports in the AYA NEO 2S for an OcuLink, a port that supports 63 Gbps bandwidth via PCIe 4.0 x4. Theoretically, the new AYA NEO 2S should be compatible with eGPUs like the GPD G1, which GPD will eventually sell separately to the Win Max 2 2023. AYA NEO has not set out a release date for its new AYA NEO 2S either. Instead, the company has confirmed that it will 'take some time' to finalise development, which should be possible 'within six months'.