AYN Odin Handheld Android Game Console Starts Shipping on January 17th

The AYN Odin handheld game console features a 6-inch Full HD screen, integrated game controllers and either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor or a MediaTek Dimensity D900 chip, depending on the model.

It went up for pre-order last summer for $175+ during a Indiegogo crowdfunding campaignand after a short delay, the first units are expected to begin shipping to backers on Monday, January 17, 2022.

That’s when the first 200 units will start shipping. But people who also pre-ordered the optional $50 Super Dock with HDMI, Ethernet, game controller and USB ports will have to wait a bit longer – the PCB for this accessory won’t be ready for another week.

It’s unclear when the other AYN Odin units will start shipping – factories in China tend to close for about two weeks around Chinese New Year, which is February 1. But with over 2,800 contributors to the crowdfunding campaign, the first 200 units to ship will clearly be a drop in the ocean.

People who didn’t participate in the original crowdfunding campaign can still place an order through an Indiegogo InDemand campaign. Just note that you will probably be moved to the end of the line.

Here is an overview of the three different models and their price:

Odin Base OdinPro Odin Lite
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MediaTek Dimension D900
RAM 4 GB LPDDR4x 8 GB LPDDR4x 4 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 64 GB UFS 2.1 128 GB UFS 2.1 64 GB UFS 2.1
Battery 5000mAh 6000mAh 5000mAh
SE Android 10 Android 10 Android 11
Ships November 2021 November 2021 December 2021
Price $209 (Super Early Bird)
$240 (on request)
$268 (retail)
$265 (Super Early Bird)
$289 (on request)
$323 (retail)
$175 (Super Early Bird)
$199 (in demand)
$236 (retail)

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