JXD Awakes From Hibernation With Their “Singularity” S192 Handheld

The sleeping giant awakes! It’s been over 2 years since JXD released their last flagship handheld, the S7800B, and things have been very quiet from the ShenZhen based company since then. Since 2013 GPD have stolen the show, releasing 3 seriously good handhelds and dominating the market in cheap Android portables.

I would like to think that JXD have taken this time to reflect, to hone their skills and put some real thought into a new product. Looking at their S192, it does look as though they may have upped their game from the creaky and sometimes unreliable products of yesteryear.

You could say they have actually gone one step further than GPD with their new machine by deciding to utilise Nvidia’s previous flagship SoC, the Tegra K1, instead of the China made processors that usually power these things. The console also comes with a full HD 7″ screen, 2 cameras, at least 16GB internal memory, a 10,000mah cell and will run Android 5.0 out of the box.

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New Kids On The Block

For a few months now there have been renders of a rather unusual looking machine from a company called GPD being posted around the usual websites. The 7 inch handheld appears to be the child of a tablet and a Playstation-esque controller, promising what could be one of the most ergonomic interpretations of the giant …

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Archos Is Back For Round Two

After the mediocre success of the Gamepad it looks as though Archos is going to be having another stab at the 7 inch handheld market. The Gamepad 2 improves on the original in many ways, this time with a higher resolution 1280×800 panel and the quad core RK3188 instead of the dual core RK3066 found …

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iPega Announce Three New RK3188 Handhelds At IFA 2013

 

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Whether or not iPega’s last handheld ever made it to market I don’t know, it’s possible that the machines being shown off at IFA in Berlin this year are a result of some fine tuning and remodelling of the older design. Will these ever make it to market either? Apparently they will, in “2 to 3 months”, but as usual there is no mention of them on the sparse looking iPega website so we’ll have to see.

So they’ve got three handhelds in the works. There’s the usual 7 inch affair which is a very common theme at the moment for some reason, a 5 inch clam shell design quite obviously inspired by the Nvidia Shield and another 5 inch design that looks like a scaled down version of the 7 inch. The only working device on show at IFA was the 7 inch, the other 2 look like empty shells at the moment – possibly still in development then.

All devices are said to run on the RK3188 with 2GB RAM, the only differences between them being the screen size and aesthetics.

Video after the break courtesy of minipcpro.

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