Abxylute: New Android gaming handheld showcased before US$200 crowdfunding campaign
Abxylute, a start-up, has announced plans to enter the Android gaming handheld market. Primarily, the Abxylute should be best suited for game streaming from services like NVIDIA GeForce Now, Xbox Cloud Gaming or Steam Link. However, its MediaTek MT8385 chipset, known as the Genio 350, should prove powerful for some light retro gaming.
For reference, the MediaTek 8385 has four ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at 2 GHz and a Mali-G52 GPU. Abxylute complements the low-powered chipset with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB of expandable storage, plus a 5,000 mAh battery. These components also power a 7-inch IPS display that outputs at 1080p and 60 Hz, matching the Logitech G Cloud. According to Abxylute, its eponymous gaming handheld will measure 250 x 115 x 30 mm, making it smaller than the Logitech G Cloud.
Likewise, the Abxylute is slated to weigh 410 g, 53 g lighter than Logitech's effort. Abxylute claims that its gaming handheld will undercut the G Cloud's price too, which remains discounted to US$299.99 at the time of writing. Currently, Abxylute hopes to offer gaming handheld for US$200 to early adopters and US$250 RRP. Abxylute is targeting a Q1 2023 launch, but it has not shared a specific release date yet.