Images recently surfaced of another new handheld due to be released under the PowKiddy banner. The Powkiddy Max2 is yet another attempt to shift some of those dusty old RK3326 chips, but who’s buying?
The successor to GPD’s XD Plus has been a long time in the making. For a while there it seemed GPD had moved on to new pastures with their Windows based mini laptops and gaming devices. But here we are, the handheld once rumoured to be the XD2 has been officially announced, and will be known as the GPD XP.
It’s been a long time since Powkiddy first teased their powerful upgrade to 2019’s X18. The Powkiddy X18S has finally gone live and devices are shipping out now.
If you love the original GBA form factor like I do, feast your eyes on this! The Retro Dreamer G4A is a Raspberry Pi4 based handheld all neatly wrapped up in a Game Boy Advance shell. The G4A has some awesome new additions too, let’s have a look.
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.
As we wait in limbo for the first new generation handhelds to be released, Miyoo have decided to throw their hat in the ring with one of their own. The Miyoo P60 looks to be another fairly powerful Android based device coming soon.
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.
How intriguing that both PowKiddy and Anbernic have decided to release new, low power handhelds whilst simultaneously teasing us with way more powerful devices. And how coincidental that they’ve both opted for the nostalgia aesthetic, sporting the Maroon and Gold of the Famicom controller. Behold, the PowKiddy Q20 Mini.
You’re probably well aware of this handheld by now. Taki has been teasing it for months via discord and more recently his YouTube channel. Initially known as the “199” handheld based on its rumoured price tag, the device went on to be named Project Valhalla before being given it’s official name of “Odin”.
The KT R1 handheld is one in a long line of upcoming devices that promise to break through the performance barriers imposed by the RK3326. It’s been a very rocky road for the KT R1, and it’s certainly not out of the woods yet. But the specs have changed, and they’re apparently finalised now. So let’s have a look at what we’re being promised.