These things are coming thick and fast aren’t they? I’d love to be a fly on the wall at the board meetings inside JXD or Yinlips Headquarters, as they decide week in and week out to release the same machine over and over again with ever so slightly differing specs. It seems crazy to me how they can keep churning these things out, and how it can be profitable to do it this way.
Well anyway, yesterday appeared the JXD V5200, yet another Android 2.3 gaming handheld. This one does away with the Mali400 GPU in favour of a PowerVR SGX531, an OpenGL ES GPU from late 2008 – one step up from the GPU inside the Pandora. It houses a 5″ 800×480 resistive touchscreen and a step down from 512 to 256MB of RAM. Its CPU is rated at 1Ghz.
Willgoo seem to have the cheapest price at the moment at $88.99 with free shipping.
Edit// Aha OK, after visiting the JXD website it seems this thing does offer something new. You can play multiplayer with a friend without the requirement of a wifi connection, provided you’re in close proximity and both have a V5200. Maybe they implemented a similar transceiver to that found inside the Dingoo A380.