The RGB10 Max is yet another retro handheld to come out of China ready to take on the not so popular ODROID Go Super.
We recently got in touch with Powkiddy and they informed us with some exclusive information about a new handheld that they are releasing called the RGB10 Max.
This may sound familiar to you, and that’s because it’s the larger version of the RGB10, a smaller more compact handheld that has grown in popularity over the last 6 months.
Initially we disliked the RGB10, the build quality wasn’t up to scratch and the analogue stick was beyond poor, but it looks as if Powkiddy has listened to their customers and are now looking to launch a bigger and better handheld in mid-April.
This is the only image they shared with us, and they confirmed that the PowKiddy RGB10 Max would come in two different colours, bright orange and black.
The text translates to: “All new generation 5″ screen open source handheld. Supports multiple open source systems. Wifi. Bluetooth. HD IPS Display with ultra-narrow frame. 3D Rocker with L3/R3 capabilities and 360 degree ten button combination”
That was translated using some software so please try to decipher it yourself if it doesn’t make sense.
RGB10 Max Specifications (Unconfirmed)
- RK33326 Quad Core 1.3GHZ – 1.5GHZ Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 5″ IPS “HD” Display
- 3000 – 4000MAH Battery.
- USB-C Charging.
- R1/R2/R3 + L1/R2/R3
- Wifi & Bluetooth
How much will it cost?
As of now we have no information on how much this is going to cost. Their RGB10 is currently sitting at around $75, so we can imagine the RGB10 Max is going to be pushing the $100 mark, perhaps even towards $120+ if they want to be really cheeky.
Typically with Powkiddy, you can only buy their products through AliExpress, so be sure to bookmark their page here for when it drops in mid-April.
Is it worth it?
Who knows. Many of us have been wanting a large 5″ handheld for sometime now, and it’s good to see Powkiddy jumping on the trend. But these companies need to keep the products affordable, because size doesn’t always matter… am I right fellas?
If the screen is anything like the ORDOID Go Super then it’s going to be incredibly crispy, and a pleasure to play on, but Powkiddy have had some terrible launches in the past, so we’re hoping this RGB10 Max is going to be different.
We want an affordable ($100 – $120) retro handheld with a 5″ screen that emulates everything up to N64 flawlessly. If they do that, and don’t skimp out on button quality then they may just release a popular products for retro gamers.
We’ll update this article with any news, images, or price reveals as soon as we get some more information.