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GKD Mini Plus Classic [Known Specs]


GKD Mini Plus Classic

The GKD Mini Plus Classic (not to be confused with the GKD Mini Plus) looks to be a powerful option that competes with the Anbernic RG353V running the same SoC (RK3566). Both devices have the same internal specs. The Mini Plus has an optional Dock that adds thumb-sticks. 

The demos have been shown to run a version of JELOS but is not supported by JELOS (yet anyway). IF GKD sends units to community developers, there's a possibility this device could get supported. 

A convenient tool to compare devices is the retro handhelds spreadsheet from timeisart: 

Handhelds Spread Sheet Link

Key Known GKD Mini Plus Classic SPECS 

  • OS/Firmware: Linux (JELOS) on Demo. Reportedly will ship with a different OS. 
  • Emulation Power: Should Handle Up to N64/PSP
  • SoC: RK3566 
  • CPU: Cortex-A55
  • CPU Cores: 4
  • CPU Threads: 4
  • CPU Clock: 1.8 GHz
  • Architecture: ARM 
  • GPU: Mali-G52 2EE
  • GPU Clock: 850 MHz
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Screen: 4:3 OCA 3.5" IPS 640x480 
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Storage: Dual External microSD
  • Connectivity: WiFi/Bluetooth 
  • Video Out: No
  • Rumble: Yes


  1. There has been some confusion out there about the RAM. The device has 1GB RAM which makes it roughly the same power as the RG503.

  2. Has there been any word on when we can get this in the united states?

    1. No Word yet on when it will be available yet. It should be on AliExpress and when it does appear though. Sounds to me like they are at least a month or two out.

  3. The device itself looks great physically (nice large buttons and D pad)- but stated lack of support for CFW's means I'll hold off - if the software is crap, the device is worthless regardless of how nice it looks in renders.

    1. Yeah. I know there's talks of possible CFW. It's gonna come down to whether he releases the code to developers. If something gets ironed out, my interest goes way up.


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