The JXD S601 was one of the first Android handhelds to get it almost all right, its familiar design and stable Android port made it a firm favourite with many retro gaming fans. I’m surprised it took JXD so long to refresh this product line to be honest, but here it is – the brand new JXD S602. Many things have stayed the same – why fix what’s not broken eh? – but a couple of nice tweaks have been made that should make this device a great choice.
First of all, the battery has been bumped from 2300mah to 2500mah – not a great improvement perhaps, but the battery life was already fairly impressive so anything extra is a bonus. This time the device ships with Android 4.0 on board, and perhaps the most missed feature on the S601 has now been added – HDMI output. The new machine houses a GeneralPlus SoC which comprises of a 1Ghz CPU, 512MB of RAM and a PowerVR SGX531 GPU. The touchscreen is still resistive, but for a device like this that is controlled mostly by hardware buttons I’ve never seen that as a detriment – and it’s a good way to keep the cost low too. And the price really is quite low – just $65.99 shipped. That’s probably the cheapest of any Android handheld so far.
It’s available now at Willgoo, check it out.
They’ve kindly filmed a demonstration video of the device as well, here it is.
Thanks to Chad W Smith for the heads up 🙂