While we wait for this promised influx of powerful new handhelds to arrive, the drip feed of machines powered by relics of the past continues. One of these new offerings is the Anbernic RG300X and takes the form of a scaled up Game Boy Micro. Once rumoured to be using a newer and more powerful Ingenic chip, the latest leaks about this handheld suggest otherwise.
How intriguing that both PowKiddy and Anbernic have decided to release new, low power handhelds whilst simultaneously teasing us with way more powerful devices. And how coincidental that they’ve both opted for the nostalgia aesthetic, sporting the Maroon and Gold of the Famicom controller. Behold, the PowKiddy Q20 Mini.
You’re probably well aware of this handheld by now. Taki has been teasing it for months via discord and more recently his YouTube channel. Initially known as the “199” handheld based on its rumoured price tag, the device went on to be named Project Valhalla before being given it’s official name of “Odin”.
The KT R1 handheld is one in a long line of upcoming devices that promise to break through the performance barriers imposed by the RK3326. It’s been a very rocky road for the KT R1, and it’s certainly not out of the woods yet. But the specs have changed, and they’re apparently finalised now. So let’s have a look at what we’re being promised.
Although we still don’t have any renders of the upcoming Anbernic RG552, pieces of information are leaking out slowly. The RG552 appears to be a way off yet, but lets have a look at what we might expect in this upcoming handheld.
As the sun begins to set on RK3326 powered devices, the GameForce handheld sets out to buck the trend of straight OGA clones with the inclusion of some cool features. It’s been a long time in the making, but the GameForce is finally here.
Raise your hands if you didn’t see this coming. No-one? Yep thought so! So in case you missed it, HardKernel released their updated Odroid-Go Super at the beginning of this year. It’s the same hardware as their previous device in a larger shell with a 5 inch screen and a higher resolution. The PowKiddy RGB10Max looks to be a very similar handheld, with some improvements.
The TrimUI Model S is one of those handhelds that just appeared out of nowhere at the end of last year. Not much was known about the company behind it or the device itself. Now that it’s been available for a few months and the software has matured a little, let’s take a proper look at the little gadget.
In the never ending barrage of incremental upgrades, Anbernic are the latest team to release a portrait mode handheld based on the RK3326 chip. Aside from the change in orientation, the Anbernic RG351V does offer a couple of other nice features.
After a lengthy and slightly worrisome stint at the sorting office in Heathrow, my GPD XD Plus finally arrived on a warm morning back in April 2018. I used it on the stock firmware for nearly 3 years before reading an interesting update regarding Android 10. At this point I decided it might be time to revisit the GPD XD Plus.