Another day, another RK3326 handheld. There’s very little info on the Gameforce RK3326 Handheld right now, but there may be one feature that sets it apart from the rest.
The Gameforce is obviously not ready for production yet, you can see that from the video below showing the scaling and rotation issues. However, those rotational issues hint towards the reason this thing is different from the others.
The Gameforce RK3326 is rumoured to have a 4:3 640×480 display, which is a first for any of the RK3326 machines currently available. The Odroid-Go Advance and all the other RK3326 handhelds have a 3:2 480×320 LCD. Whilst those screens are great for GBA and PSP emulators, for others you get odd scaling issues. A higher resolution LCD has been on many people’s wish list for these handhelds.
I’m sure the look of the Gameforce is going to be polarising to a lot of people, it reminds me of a GBA mixed with a Neo Geo Pocket Color. The aesthetic is straight out of the mid 2000s, for better or worse.
Here are the things we think we know about the Gameforce RK3326 so far:
- 640×480 4:3 IPS display
- Dual analog sticks (or maybe sliders)
- Dedicated hardware buttons for volume
- Dedicated Start and Select buttons
- Dual front facing stereo speakers
- R1/L1 as well as R2/L2 triggers
- Dedicated Home button (perhaps indicates that Android was considered for this handheld at some point)
- Currently runs either EmuELEC or Retrobox.
- Apparently has built in WiFi
I’ll be updating this post as more info comes in. You can get back to it quickly via the “Forthcoming Handhelds” menu.