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Anbernic RG505 Specs [Assumed]

 Anbernic RG505 Specs Anbernic has teased their next device on YouTube... the Anbernic RG505 (RG-505) and it looks like a classic and recognizable Anbernic aesthetic.  The video shows the device running PS2 level emulation although not optimally.  https://youtu.be/ECqi11cNtvo The device looks to be in the development stage, so there's no word yet on the release window.  Here's what we know or can assume so far:  Form Factor: Horizontol  OS: Android  Architecture: ARM 16:9 4.95" OLED Touchscreen (Same Size as RG-503) 960x544 Resolution (222.91 PPI) D-Pad: Upper Cross Thumb-sticks: Lower with L3/R3 Face Buttons: 4 Shoulders: 4 Horizontol  Shell: Black (Plastic)

Reports of a PowKiddy RGB10 Exploding

 It looks like there is now a report of a PowKiddy RGB10 exploding in someone's hands:  https://retro91.com/powkiddy-rgb10-explodes/ PowKiddy definitely is NOT known for quality control or high quality builds. I have never seen a retro handheld explode personally but did have the battery on the PocketGo S30 expand (not explode) and break the handheld. This is definitely something worth looking into...

Retroid Pocket 3 Hardware Trailer (YouTube)

 Not much to see here (YouTube video above) other than a closer look at the Retroid Pocket 3.  https://youtu.be/f_DJXRfummM Given that the RP3 uses the same SoC as the Retroid Pocket 2 Plus, I'm not expecting improved emulation performance (beyond marginal), but I am still expecting a device that's well worth the money. I opted for the 3GB RAM version. The 2GB option doesn't make much sense to go for...

AYASpace Beta Updated (AYANEO)

 Some early opinions on the AYANEO Air have started to surface and it looks like there is are already a system update available for the AYANEO Air. Between more palatable pricing than the original AYANEO, aesthetic design, product marketing and a commitment to support, I'm definitely impressed.  AYASpace Beta 1.0.1.154  Update details From Twitter: 1.Fix: RGB lighting effect display is not synchronized in sleeping mode 2. New: Added AYANEO AIR firmware upgrade guide page https://t.co/IRrgPeuhqv 3. Optimization: Re-debug the RGB lighting effect display cycle 4. Optimization: Solve other potential issues and optimize software performance Retrogamecorps.com has released their initial review of the anticipated handheld on YouTube: 

Retroid Pocket 3: Negative & Positive Chatter

 So far, there has been a lot of mixed opinions on the Retroid Pocket 3 within the community from my observations.  The Positive RP3 Talk The positives seem to be that the price is still good for what you are getting, the option for 3GB RAM instead of opting for 2GB is nice (with the newer Android version, I don't see sense in opting for 2GB), a higher resolution and larger screen should be better for streaming games than the RP2+ and clickable thumbs with L3/R3 are a welcome improvement. No more right slider! The Negative RP3 Talk  The negative Talk surrounding the handheld are that no reviewers other than Taki have had their hands on the device and the device he had may have been better than the final product which lead to speculation that it might have a news SoC.  In reality,  the SoC is the same. They have apparently opted to only sell the dome switch version instead of both dome and conductive rubber which has created some debate. Dome switch will definitely be "clickier

Budget Handhelds I Currently Have Pre-Ordered

 There are lots of game handheld options coming up (almost too many) but I do have two pre-ordered budget realm devices on the way in the near future.  Retroid Pocket 3 [3GB White $129] and the AYN Loki Zero [Black $199] are the two budget realm devices I have pre-ordered at the moment. I'll likely pre-order the KT-R1C as well when that order becomes available. I didn't see any sense in ordering the 2GB RAM version of the RP3, so opted for the 3GB model. I plan to upgrade the RAM and SSD on the Loki Zero myself when it arrives.  Hopefully at some point in September or October, I'll have enough time with both to get up reviews. Both devices,  I'll likely use more for streaming games than anything else. The RP3 should have roughly the same performance as the Retroid Pocket 2 Plus (Same SoC) or slightly better with optimizations and more memory. The Loki Zero will be considerably more powerful and likely become a much better option than the Anbernic Win600... Loki Zero Spe

Retroid Pocket 3 Pre-Order Starts August 4

  The assumed start for the Retroid Pocket 3 pre-order starts on August 4 (today) at 9PM EST.  The GoRetroid.com site does not list any updated Specs yet, so some details are still a mystery.  Updated Specs: https://www.goretroid.com/collections/frontpage/products/retroid-pocket-3-handheld-retro-gaming-system The main upgrades you are reportedly getting over the RP2+ is the higher screen resolution and improved d-pad/face buttons...This one will be better than the RP2+ for game streaming.  https://www.reddit.com/r/SBCGaming/comments/wfwhas/retroid_pocket_3_will_be_available_for_pre_order/ ?

Upcoming Game Handhelds For August 2022

Game Handheld Releases For August 2022 ***Update August 4: The Retroid Pocket 3 pre-order is now expected to start today: GoRetroid.com .  [9PM EST] ***Update August 12: It appears the PowKiddy X28 may be close to releasing. No official release date announced but it could be soon... Game handheld releases are hard to predict due to supply chain problems and parts shortages, so most release dates should be considered tentative not concrete.  August 2022 In Game Handheld Releases KT-R1C KT-R1C (aka KT R1C) is currently on pace for the metal versions to possibly be ready for pre-order by mid-month and ship out in September. There is no firm date set as of now. This handheld has quickly made it to the top of my most wanted device list recently.  KT-R1C SPECS Other August Retro Game Handheld Happenings  The Miyoo Mini V2/V3 shortage continues but Miyoo is expected to do another restock on the Official Store mid-month. FYI: There's no difference between the V2/V3 other than the V3 shippi

OH Wow 1 Retro Handheld SPECS

LAST UPDATED: August 1, 2022  The recently announced development of the OH Wow 1 adds another handheld to the deep list of upcoming handhelds. Specs for the OH Wow may change during the development.  Unlike most retro handhelds, this device is being developed in the US.  Tentative SPECS 3.5" IPS Screen, Pro Model May Have OLED Screen OS: Custom Linux RK3399 SoC (Same as RG552) 4x Cores 4GB RAM (RetroDodo article mentions 8GB max but it has been pointed out that the RK3399 SoC can't run 8GB. ?? Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth Price: $149.99 - $199.99 Tentative Pre-Order or Release: By November OH Wow Handheld Links Retro Dodo Article OH Wow Discord Channel OH Wow on Twitter