It looks like the Retroid Pocket 2.5 (DIY) PCB Upgrade will be available for $65 + Shipping on October 29. This is certainly a cheaper way to upgrade your Retroid Pocket 2 to a 5x faster device that can handle up to GameCube emulation than the alternative of buying a new device of equal performance for $200+.
UPDATE (October 29): Appears the launch was not ready and has been delayed to October 30.
UPDATE(October 27) : It looks like the fully assembled Retroid Pocket 2 Plus (2.5) will also launch on October 29 for $99. Honestly the fully assembled version is a much better deal than the PCB Upgrade especially when it comes with a touch screen!
No word on when fully assembled RP2s will be sold but the DIY PCB Upgrade will be available in 3 short days.
Under the DIY section, there is already the option to buy replacement shells and buttons of various colors and a screen replacement (Non touch). No word on what the touch screen Upgrade will cost. A fully assembled RP2.5 is expected to run $99 in the future.
Either way this is pretty exciting news and hopefully the ability to Upgrade PCBs in the future becomes industry standard to drastically extend the life of Android handhelds.
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