One-Netbook teases affordable ONEXFLY handheld console with AMD Mendocino APU
One-Netbook is planning to release a more affordable handheld Windows-based gaming console soon. The upcoming model is dubbed ONEXFLY and the company just teased it on its Weibo account. It appears to be smaller than the previous ONEXPLAYER models that launched with 7-inch displays. ONEXFLY will get a 6-inch screen with 1080p resolution and will be powered by AMD’s newly released Mendocino ULV processors.
Despite being part of AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processor family, the Ryzen 5 7520U that will power the ONEXFLY does not feature Zen 4 cores. It instead combines the older Zen 2 cores with RDNA 2 integrated graphics. This is, however, the fastest Mendocino model and it offers a CPU with 4 cores / 8 threads that can boost up to 4.3 GHz, while the Radeon 610M iGPU comes with 2 cores clocked at 1.9 GHZ. One-Netbook will also provide LPDDR5-5500 RAM for this configuration, which should be able to handle most games set to medium details.
If One Netbook aspires to ship this model globally, it needs to price it right against all the similar competitors. Steam’s most affordable Deck model is priced at US$399, but it offers the RDNA 2 iGPU with 8 CUs besides the 4 custom Zen 2 cores. A more fair comparison would be with the Mendocino-powered models announced by AYA NEO and AYN, which start under US$300. It would be interesting to see if One-Netbook can offer an OLED screen for the ONEXFLY.