This thing appeared on Tieba today, and from the comments it looks to be a prototype of a new revision LDK Game.
There’s only this one photo, and from what I can gather it’s only a change of form factor from the original LDK.
Xiaolong Wang has previously asked what people would like to see in a true successor to the LDK, but we might expect to see more of a fan fare when the real successor (aka hardware increment) is announced.
It’s true that the LDK form factor is a little uncomfortable for those of us with big hands, so assuming this is the same machine in a new shell it could be a better handheld for some.
One difference to the LDK v1 that’s immediately noticeable is the analog nub. It’s unfortunately very easy to make the comparison to the RS-97 Plus in this regard, which also came with an analog nub “upgrade” – but came bundled with a huge downgrade in the form of an LCD locked at 30hz.
It’s possible that the nub on the LDK v2 is analog, but it’s also likely that it’ll just be replicating the digital inputs of the D-Pad. As of now though, this is all speculation. I’ll be keeping my eyes open for more info in the next few weeks.
The thread on Tieba is here if anyone’s interested.
13 thoughts on “A Wild Prototype LDK v2 Appears”
Looks like it’s out on https://retromimi.com/products/ldk-horizontal-version-crystal-clear
Yessss I think the LDK Game is cute, but if this one gets more powerful hardware, I’ll DEFINITELY pick this up instead.
it’s exactly the same hardware except for the LCD which is almost certainly different (0.1″ bigger apparently). whether they cheaped out on a 30hz screen or not i duno, hopefully not.
Looks great, is it a little smaller than RS-97? Any idea when this will be available?
imminently by the looks of it.
No L2/R2 again? 🙁 same mistake in retro emulation handhelds done so much times. Is it just me?
Why would you need L2/R2 on a handheld with low power that it cant emulate PS1 and some SNES without frameskip? These cheap machines are fine without those extra buttons imo.
Plus de puissance tous cela est trop peu puissant trop de jeux rame je ne suis pas satisfait par rapport a la puissance plus de ram et meilleurs proc
Well that looks nice. A bit taller or thicker would be nicer, but at least it’s not that handbreaking weird ratio as the first one.
damn I bought V1 2 days ago from china. Once it arrives v2 comes out I bet….
I just got a bittboy v3, but am wanting a bit more (faster processor, a little bigger screen, and shoulder buttons). I’m very interested in this, although I’m hoping for more like a 3” screen.
These LDK things use GBM screens right? If that’s the case, this looks like it would be around the size of the Wiz? If so, then with community supported software this could fill the Wiz shaped hole left in some people’s lives.
Nope that’s the RetroMini RS-90 that uses a GBM screen. The LDK is about 2.6″ 320×240.