***Update 12/4: The "Official" price from Anbernic has come down a bit from this and is $226.99 + Shipping. Still a bit over-priced in my opinion...I'm still taking a pass on this one at least for now.
Price I'd Want To Pay Given All Info & Recent Developments with Competition: $159.99-$179.99.
It will be available for purchase at the end of the day on 12/5.
The Anbernic RG552 (RG-552) finally got a price at $246 + $20 Shipping to US and will be released on December 20. It's not as high as some estimates (rumors) were but I think it's still ridiculously overpriced and gets a hard pass from me. Running old Android 7.1 and specs that simply don't warrant this type of price gets a very hard pass from me. The RG552 is officially off my watch list.
The price from Anbernic site on the 20th could be a little less.
If the price had been under $200, it might worth a thought, but this is just way too high.
In general, I'm a pretty big Anbernic fan but this is the first Anbernic handheld I have Zero interest in. Hopefully they come back with something a little more appealing next time. It actually looks like it's still a nice handheld too but it's not $266 nice. Lol. Maybe we'll see a price reduction at some point. It'll have to dip under $200 for me to give it any consideration down the line.