Anbernic RG505
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Today, Anbernic has announced yet another new handheld console — the Anbernic RG505 — with a brand new promotional video (as spotted by Retro Dodo!). This comes in the same year that it released the RG300X, RG552, and RG353P, as well as other handheld devices.

In the video, Anbernic announced that this latest device will be aiming to play PSP games in 2x native resolution and that it will run on Android 12. It also revealed that it will be using a more powerful CPU than many of its previous products in the T618, which means that it should hopefully be able to handle PS2 and GameCube with fewer difficulties.

You can see a demonstration of the device below in an engineering test published a few days ago:

Here are the full specifications for the device taken from the official promotional video:

  • Color: Turquoise, Yellow, Gray
  • Screen: 4.95-inch OLED touch screen, 960*544 resolution, support PSP pixel-to-pixel 2x resolution
  • CPU: Unisoc Tiger T618 64-bit cota-core 2*[email protected]+6*[email protected]
  • GPU: Mali G52@850Mhz
  • Memory: 128GB high-speed eMMC 5.1 HS400
  • System: Android 12
  • Joystick: Hall magnetic induction joystick
  • Gyroscope: 6-axis gyroscope sensor
  • WIFI: 2.4/5G WIFI 802/11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Software: Built-in game front-end, support multimedia network play
  • Language: Multilanguage
  • Speaker: High quality double horn stereo speaker
  • Battery: Li-polymer 5000 may, 2.5 hours full charged, lasting 8 hours
  • TF card: Support tf card max to 512GB
  • Other Function: Support OTA update, support built-in WIFI online fighting, streaming, vibrating motor, support 3.5mm stereo earphones, energy saving setting, display brightness and other functional properties settings
  • Specification: Length 18.9cm, width 8.7cm, height 1.8cm, weight 0.286 kg

It all sounds promising at the moment, so we can't wait to try it out for ourselves and put it through the wringer. There's no news on a release date or pricing yet, but we'll update you when any further announcements are made. For now, you can read our reviews of other Anbernic devices at the links below:

Does this sound like something you'd be looking to buy? Let us know in the comments!

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