It’s been a while since we heard anything from Yinlips, and even longer since they released anything worth getting excited about. Whether or not their newest addition changes that probably depends a lot on your priorities in a handheld.
Hot on the heels of JXD’s new models comes word of two new machines from Yinlips. Actually, info on the YDPG27 has been floating around for a while – but now we also have info on another new and previously unseen model, the YDPG29. Word has it that both consoles are running Sunplus GP3033 SoCs which are based on a single core Cortex A8, PowerVR SGX 531 GPU and 512MB RAM. This looks to be the same configuration used in the lower end JXD S7300A and 5600A models. Nothing to write home about, but perfectly capable of running most games on consoles pre-N64 and PS1 era.
Brian decided to pick up both machines and has kindly provided a couple of photos (including innards!) and a short comparison video of the two units.
And people think Nintendo updates the DS series a bit too often… Amateurs! Yinlips have updated their flagship Android gaming handheld. Following on the heels of their recently upgraded YDPG17, they have announced an upgrade to their 5″ offering, the new YDPG19. The G19 shares a lot of specs with its predecessor the G18A, in that it … Read more
Just like JXD did with their S602, so Yinlips have with their YDPG17. It’s another incremental upgrade, probably not worth it for those who already have the G16, but for those looking to buy their first handheld from China you could do worse. What’s changed since the G16 (click to see my review)? Well not much, … Read more
Brian’s a Canadian blogger visiting China looking for products to import, in his latest article he writes about his recent visit to the Yinlips factory. He also hints towards an upcoming 7″ Yinlips gaming handheld similar to the JXD S7100, except this one has shoulder buttons! Check it out.
Edit: The new Yinlips console is called the YDPG27, and here’s some pics of it.
The current cream of the crop in Android machines is the all singing and dancing capacitive screened Yinlips YDPG18A. In celebration of Children’s Day Willgoo are offering a discount code worth 9% from the original $139.99 price tag on this new piece of gadgetry – this brings the price down to around $127 by my calculations!
Thanks to Willgoo and Qbertaddict, we can now do away with the GameManager on the YDPG16. The purpose of the GameManager was to be a single port of call for all your ROMs, simply load it and choose your game for any system. Unfortunately it didn’t work ever so well and it is much easier … Read more
Android handhelds are being churned out of busy Chinese factories at an alarming rate. At times it seems like a new model is being announced every week, keeping up with the latest and greatest would be a cripplingly expensive hobby. So before we all jump on the capacitive screen and Android 4.0 bandwagon let us stop, take a step back and have a proper look at one of the more interesting current models.
In one of the first useful upgrades in this ever lasting stream of almost identical Android handhelds, Yinlips and JXD have both announced new players sporting capacitive screens. Lots of people have been including this in their wishlist for “the perfect Android handheld” so there should be a few smiling faces upon hearing this news. … Read more