AOKZOE will be jumping in the handheld ring with their upcoming AOKZOE A1 AMD Ryzen 7 6800U portable that will offer either Windows 11 or SteamOS to perhaps rival the Steam Deck. They're a rather new company, so everything they're talking about and showing off should be taken with a rather large pinch of salt.
To go against the Steam Deck though they're not only going to have to be able to ship a lot of units, but actually have a price-point that isn't ridiculous like some other vendors. Considering Valve are ramping up shipments now, how is a brand new vendor going to cope?
The specifications they list:
- A combo of AMD Ryzen 7 6800U | Radeon 680M | LPDDR5X (Freq. 6400)
- 8-inch IPS Screen, sRGB 100％, 1920 x 1200
- Windows 11 or Steam OS
- RGB Breathing Lighting
- PD Charge
They said it will go up for pre-order in July and it's scheduled to start shipping in September.
I'm pretty skeptical of this, since they just popped up out of nowhere but perhaps worth keeping an eye on. Price is going to be the biggest question and currently they're not telling. Even so, if it was reasonably priced, trust is perhaps the second biggest question with such a new vendor.