The cheapest model comes with 64GB of storage
Ayn, the company behind the Odin Android handheld, is developing a range of portable Windows gaming consoles that it claims the “most cheap” ever (via Liliputing).The most affordable model starts at $299, which is $100 cheaper than the 64GB Steam Deck.
Ayn broke the announcement via a YouTube video and a series of Instagram postings, including details on the design, technology, and cost.While the entry-level Loki Mini costs $299 and includes 64GB of storage with an Intel Alder Lake U CPU, the normal Loki portable has an AMD Ryzen 5 6600U chip and three storage choices, which cost $499, $599, and $699, respectively.The Loki Max costs $799 and comes with an improved AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor and 512GB of storage.
If you are dissatisfied with the amount of storage that comes with the device, you may be able to upgrade it after you purchase it.Taki Udon of YouTube discovered that each model may include swappable storage, which means you may be able to upgrade your storage if you run out of space (via Liliputing).
On the surface, the Ayn Loki appears to be based on the Switch-like Odin, but as Liliputing points out, it trades out a colourful set of buttons in an X, A, B, Y layout for a solid black or white scheme with the same Y, B, A, X arrangement seen on an Xbox controller.On the bottom of the smartphone, there is also a USB-C connector and a headphone jack.
According to another of Ayn’s Instagram postings, the Loki will be released tomorrow at 9:00PM EST and will most likely be available for purchase on its website.Taki Udon also suggests that Odin owners may be able to acquire the Loki collection at a reduced price, though it’s unknown how much Ayn would decrease.