AYN Odin – A Dockable portable game console offered with Snapdragon 845 or Dimensity 900 (Crowdfunding)

AYN Odin is a 6-inch portable game console powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor and offered with an optional dock with an HDMI port to connect it to a large screen, various ports for controllers, and even a 2.5-inch SATA bay.

It offers a much more powerful experience, a larger display, a more recent Android 10/11 OS, and better multiplayer abilities than the Amlogic S905D3 powered Powkiddy A20 portable game console we have just covered.

AYN Odin game console

Three models of the Odin are offered with the Lite, Base, and Pro model differing in terms of processors, and/or storage and memory:

  • SoC
    • Odin Lite – MediaTek Dimensity 900 octa-core processor with 2x Cortex-A78 cores @ 2.4 GHz, 6x Cortex-A55 cores @ 2.0 GHz, Mali-G68 MC4 GPU
    • Odin Base/Pro – Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor with 4x Kryo Gold (Cortex A75) cores @ 2.8 GHz, 4x Kryo Silver (Cortex A55) cores @ 1.8 GHz, Adreno 630 GPU
  • System Memory and Storage
    • Odin Lite/Base – 4GB LPDDR4x, 64GB UFS 2.1, MicroSD card slot
    • Odin Pro – 8GB LPDDR4x, 128GB UFS 2.1, MicroSD card slot
  • Display
    • 5.98-inch IPS display with touchscreen, 1920×1080 resolution, Dragontail glass
    • Mini HDMI for connection to external display
  • Audio – 3.5mm audio jack, 2x 1W speakers, built-in microphone
  • Connectivity
    • Odin Lite – 802.11b/g/n/ac/ax WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2
    • Odin Base/Pro – 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0
  • User input – 2x analog joysticks, D-Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, Start and Select buttons, Home buton, R1, R2, L1, L2, M1, and M2 buttons. Power and volume buttons.
  • USB – USB 3.1 Type-C port
  • Battery
    • Odin Lite/Base – 5,000 mAh with fast charging
    • Odin Pro – 6,000 mAh with fast charging (QC 4.0+)
  • Dimensions – 224 x 95 x 15 mm

AYN Odin Android game consoleThe software will be slightly different as the Qualcomm variants run Android 10, while the Mediatek-based Odin Lite runs Android 11. The company says all versions are compatible with Project Treble so the GSI-compatible Android “ROMs” can also be tested on the devices. If you’re interested in seeing how games perform, what the video below with an early prototype of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-based Odin game console.

There’s also a Super Dock which can provide a better multiplayer experience with connecting to an HDMI TV, USB ports, and 64 and Cube controllers interfaces. The dock also adds Gigabit Ethernet and a 2.5-inch SATA bay which could be useful for local video playback. So that means the Odin could be used a portable gaming console on the go, and when connected to a dock, it would become a multiplayer gaming console, a media center, or even an Android PC, although there’s no specific desktop interface that I could see.

Odin Super Dock

Odin very recently launched on Indiegogo and has raised over $500,000 so far. Early-bird rewards start at $175, $209, and $265 for respectively the Lite, Base, and Pro versions. The dock adds an extra $50, while shipping costs between $6 (to China) and $50 (to the UAE). The Qualcomm models should start to ship first in November 2021, followed by the MediaTek console in December 2021. But note that delays are frequent in crowdfunding campaigns, so be prepared for an eventual 2022 delivery.

Via Liliputing

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Hetz Ben Hamo
Hetz Ben Hamo
1 month ago

I’ve looked at the specs and I cannot understand why people want to participate or buy this product. Take any Android phone from the last few years (Note 9 for example) and try few emulators to play your games. Old games will run fine, but any console emulation from the 90’s or 2000’s will run with frame drops all over.

So if you plan to participate, test before you’re giving money.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

POCO F3 ($315, Snapdragon 870) running PSP, 3DS, GameCube, and Wii: youtube.com/watch?v=0GRijcNjDK8
Coolpad Legacy Brisa ($80, Snapdragon 665) running Dreamcast and PSP: youtube.com/watch?v=7jLncvFgUY8

I don’t think the situation is as bad as you say. N64 is a 90s console and that’s a done deal.

The Lite looks interesting, but you can always add telescopic controls to an Android phone, and people are likely to carry a smartphone everywhere they go.

William Barath
William Barath
1 month ago

It’s more about the form factor, and then, does this meet the performance needs for the games you want to play in that form factor? If you just want to play vintage arcade/console/dosbox/psone/n64/dreamcast then this is fine. I’ll probably get one if the sticks are still working in 6mo.

The drawback to a phone is simply that it is a phone, lacking inputs and ergonomics.

PS I remember you from days when I was working on x-mame, and you were working on UAE. Nice to see you around. 🙂

Theguyuk
Theguyuk
1 month ago

Marketing and affiliate hardware that is to little, to late IMO

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

Get the Lite, it has AV1 decode lol

URL references the Powkiddy A20, should read “ayn-odin”.

Marcin Dąbrowski
1 month ago

Just based on engineering costs that would take to release them both at the same time this sounds very suspicious.

PhilS
PhilS
1 month ago

There is a lot of buzz surrounding this and maybe a pointer to the possibilities of seeing both Snapdragon and Dimensity in more TV boxes and SBC’s because AMLogic, Allwinner and Rockchip are not really making much progress in terms of more powerful SOC’s.

The real gem in this is the dock. Lots of ports, SSD/HDD bay. Ideal for a Samsung or Huawei phone to use as a desktop or TV media player/games machine. Competitively priced too.

NRMD
NRMD
1 month ago

Jeez, these specs don’t make sense, the lite version has Wifi 6 and the Pro one not?! I know it’s a Snapdragon 845, but why the Dimensity 900 is not on the Pro and the Snapdragon in the Lite one or in separate models?

wanderer_
1 month ago

Oh, for a minute I thought that meant there was a SATA bay in the mobile unit. Now THAT would have been epic for modding.

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