Abxylute launches as new Android cloud gaming handheld with sub-US$200 price tag
Abxylute has launched its eponymous gaming handheld, two months after previewing the Android 12-based device. In short, the Abxylute is a Logitech G Cloud competitor, which Logitech continues to sell for US$299.99. Currently, the Abxylute is available for a third less than the Logitech G Cloud, although this gap will narrow to as little as 20% when the Abxylute reaches its MSRP.
To recap, the Abxylute has a 7-inch IPS display that runs at 1080p in a 16:9 aspect ratio with a 60 Hz refresh rate and 450 nits peak brightness. Additionally, the gaming handheld has configurable hall effect joysticks and triggers, as well as a 19 Wh (5,200 mAh) battery that is rated for up to 8 hours of game streaming. Moreover, the Abxylute weighs 430 g and relies on the MediaTek MT8365, a low-powered chipset that should be powerful enough to emulate Dreamcast and N64 titles.
Currently, the Abxylute is orderable on Kickstarter in black or white finishes for US$189 with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. Alternatively, the gaming handheld can be picked up for US$199 with the same RAM amount but double the storage. Please note that these prices are Early Bird promotions that will end on Friday, after which the Abxylute will rise to US$209 and US$219, respectively. All SKUs include a screen protector, case and should start shipping in May 2023. Please see the Abxylute Kickstarter page for more details.