Boutique handheld gaming firm Ayaneo has introduced the Ayaneo Flip DS — a 7-inch 120Hz handheld gaming clamshell with a second display that’s clearly impressed by the Nintendo DS, and would possibly let it play video games like one too.
In response to Liliputing’s Brad Linder, who deserves kudos for calling out the corporate’s try to plant a “leak,” each the Flip DS and an analogous Flip KB will probably be powered by AMD’s Ryzen 7 7840U. That’s the identical chip that’s in virtually each different flagship Home windows gaming handheld for the time being, together with fairly a number of from Ayaneo itself.
The Ayaneo Flip DS… Picture: Ayaneo
…vs. the Ayaneo Flip KB. Picture: Ayaneo
Whereas that AMD chip appears like overkill for Nintendo DS titles — I’m very interested by battery life — a secondary display to correctly show Nintendo’s top-and-bottom video games is a rarity within the emulation world.
Numerous handhelds (and telephones) can already emulate the DS, however they typically put the highest and backside screens facet by facet or allow you to swap between wanting on the prime or backside at any given time.
Should you’re within the Ayaneo Flip DS, know that it’s doubtless going to take a convoluted path to market. Not solely does Ayaneo crowdfund all its merchandise, but it surely additionally tends to trickle out particulars as slowly because it probably can forward of their Indiegogo debut. The corporate additionally proclaims new designs sooner than it might ship them — by the point I’ve acquired one of many firm’s merchandise for testing, it’s nearly all the time already moved on to a more moderen, extra fascinating mannequin.