Anbernic have finally created a landscape RK3326 handheld with a 4:3 aspect ratio display. The Anbernic RG351MP has been rumoured since at least June and was considered to be cancelled, but is now confirmed and available to order.
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.
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.
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.
Anbernic’s latest handheld is the same old hardware in a shiny new shell. The original LDK first pushed this design style, but Anbernic have improved and polished it. The dinky little Anbernic RG280V is cute as a button, but do we need it?
Before the RG351P was confirmed, a version of this chart was posted on Baidu. It shows the naming convention for Anbernic’s handhelds past and present. The inclusion of a “V” for vertical raised a few eyebrows, as the RG300 didn’t make use of that particular nomenclature. It was of course speculated that a vertical machine was in the pipeline from them, and here it is – the Anbernic RG280V.