Retroid Pocket Flip
Image: @Retroid0fficial

Update (Fri 17th Mar, 2023 11:15 GMT): Just as it announced earlier this week, Retroid has revealed more information about its upcoming Retroid Pocket Flip on Twitter (h/t: Retro Dodo!). This includes its specs, pricing, and preorder plans.

Here are the specs, provided by Retroid:

  • 2x A75 @ 2GHZ & 6x A55 @ 2GHZ CPU
  • Mali G52 GPU
  • OS: Android 11
  • 4.7″ Touchscreen Display (750 x 3334)
  • 128 GB eMMC Storage
  • Type C/Micro HDMI/3.5mm Audio Jack/TF Card ports
  • 5000MAH Battery
  • Fast Charging
  • Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Weight: 270g

Pre-orders will go live on March 21st 9:00pm EST (that's 2:00am GMT in the UK!) on Retroid's website. Orders are expected to ship on April 10th 2023. The sport red and watermelon colours will cost $164 at retail, with the rest of the colours costing a slightly lower $159. There will be a $10 off coupon for those buying any of these devices between March 22nd-March 24th, which will drop to $5 off between March 25th-March 28th. The sport red colour will also be limited to 1500 units, with Retroid also running a giveaway competition with a bunch of prizes.

Retroid Pocket Flip
Image: @Retroid0fficial
Retroid Pocket Flip
Image: @Retroid0fficial
Retroid Pocket Flip
Image: @Retroid0fficial

Original article (Wed 15th Mar, 2023 10:30 GMT): Retroid officially revealed the first look at its new clamshell handheld system, the Retroid Pocket Flip, earlier this week (as spotted by RetroDodo). This comes just one week after the company teased that it was working on a new clamshell device.

From the video unveiled alongside the announcement, we can see that the design features a glossy red finish, a rounded clamshell lid that can be opened and closed, flat analogue sliders with L3+R3 buttons underneath, and raised shoulder buttons. That's in addition to an HDMI port, a headphone jack, and a USB-C port. According to a tweet, you will also be able to buy other colour variants, including black, indigo, 16-Bit US (based on the US SNES palette), and Watermelon.

Interestingly, in the video, there also appears to be a "Limited Edition No. 001" logo printed on the back of the device. Exactly what this means, however, is still a mystery to us at this moment in time. Does this refer to the model itself or just certain colour variants? Apparently, we'll have to wait to find out more.

As of yet, no information has been revealed about the specs either, but we have to imagine, with the presence of analogue sticks, that the device will be aiming to target GameCube and PS2 titles. But again, we'll have to wait and see!

A release date has also yet to be confirmed, but Retroid has announced that more information will be on the way very soon. We'll try and keep you updated as more details become available.

Are you going to pick one up? Let us know in the comments!

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