Anbernic RG353P is the unpronounceable name of an Android/Linux handheld retro console

Anbernic has created a handheld console with a retro design and an unpronounceable name, Anbernic RG353P, which features an Android and Linux dual-boot system. While the screen is quite small, for current charges the controls are comprehensive, with two analog sticks, a D-Pad, four buttons on the top edge, four action buttons, two buttons for start and select . These are its technical characteristics, not very exciting.

Screen: 3.5 inch IPS LCD touch screen, 640 x 480 pixels
Processor: Rockchip RK3566 1.8 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A55
Graphics: Mali-G52 MP2
Storage space: 32 GB (eMMC 5.1) under Android 11
16GB microSD card with Linux for running emulators
two microSD card slots (one for the bootable Linux distribution above and a second for up to 512 GB of removable memory)
Ports: 1 x HDMI, 1 x 3.5mm audio, 1 x USB Type-C OTG (for data), 1 x USB Type-C (for charging)
connectivity: Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 4.2
audio: stereo speakers
battery: 3,500 mAh (up to 6 hours theoretical battery life)

As you can see, the specs of the device are definitely not on par with the dubbed Steam Deck, and while the company claims it can handle Nintendo64 and PlayStation Portable emulation, an independent reviewer says it’s best suited to emulate PlayStation 1. Pricing? Anbernic RG353P is up for pre-order on the company’s website starting June 18 starting at $130 in two color options: gray or “transparent black”, with transparent housing.


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