In a time when handhelds are being full of energy, giant screens and unimaginable battery life, it’s good to see extra reasonably priced handhelds come into the scene.
The GKD Mini Plus is an upgraded and up to date model of the GKD Mini, besides this time, it has quite a lot of totally different variations, however nonetheless retains the sq., lovable design.
They’ve additionally launched a handful of latest colors two, one consists of totally different colors actions buttons and shoulder buttons.
GKD Mini Plus Specifications
- 3.5″ Display (640 x 480)
- 1.8Ghz RK3566 CPU
- 4GB RAM
- 3000MAH Battery
To be sincere, now that I consider it, I’m joyful that they’ve stored the unique design. It’s an important pocket sized handheld with an excellent sized display and okay ergonomics. The shoulder buttons might have achieved with some work, however re-creating all of that may have doubtless price them a fortune.
The new GKD Mini Plus comes with upgraded specs as they transfer to the newer (however nonetheless outdated) RK3566 chipset, the identical chip that the RG353P makes use of.
This is highly effective sufficient to run most of your retro video games, together with the finest PSP video games, PS1, Gameboy, and a handful of Dreamcast video games too.
Many hoped for an analogue stick, however including that may have made the hand-held a bit larger and fewer moveable.
it’s just like the GKD Mini Plus is making an attempt to compete with the Miyoo Mini, and is utilizing the extra highly effective chip as its benefit.
It additionally comes with WiFi and Bluetooth for if you need to sync up your controllers on the go. It may also use the GMenu OS, just like their older model.
It’s an okay OS which will want some tinkering to get use to it, it’s not as straightforward as Android or some Linux working techniques nonetheless.
GKD Mini Plus Dock
They additionally teased a removable accent that options two analogue sticks, this is without doubt one of the first official equipment now we have seen for reasonably priced retro handhelds, and an effective way to extend gross sales whereas giving the shoppers what they need (analogue sticks).
It slots into the USB-C port of the GKD Mini Plus, and have additionally added a spare USB-C slot and a headphone jack to the underside of the dock.
It additionally seems to be prefer it might add some further comfortability to the again of the machine too, however we gained’t know till we assessment it.
The dock may additionally pack some further battery capability too, extending the longevity of the machine! We’re impressed with this accent, what a good suggestion. ANBERNIC, are you keeping track of this?
There are additionally quite a lot of colours to select from to match your GKD Mini Plus.
GKD Mini Plus Pricing & Release Date
The GKD MINI Plus is prone to be priced at round $75, making it a probable contender as one of many finest handhelds below $100 in 2022, if it performs because it ought to on paper.
Seeing that the GKD Mini Plus is already within the builders palms, and appears near finalised, it’s extremely doubtless that the GKD Mini Plus launches inside the subsequent couple of months.
The pricing distinction between the 2 items within the picture above is the improve for UV coating on the shell.
There isn’t any info relating to the relating to launch date as of but, however they’ve introduced their new GKD Mini Plus Classic handheld which is larger, and perhaps higher.
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