Anbernic RG353M: New gaming handheld arrives with Android and Linux dual boot support
Anbernic is now selling a new gaming handheld and another member of the RG353 series. While the company already offers the RG353P, RG353V and RG353VS, it has now brought the RG353M to market. As its name suggests, the RG353M shares many features with other RG353 devices. In short, the RG353M is the RG353P but with a different shell.
Specifically, the RG353M features the same 3.5-inch IPS display as its siblings, which operates at 640 x 480 pixels. Additionally, Anbernic includes a Rockchip RK3566 chipset, 2 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32 GB of eMMC 5.1 flash storage. Moreover, the gaming handheld has a 3,500 mAh battery and is capable of dual-booting Android 11 or Linux. For reference, the RG353M measures 145 x 70.5 x 15.9 mm and weighs 232 g. Likewise, the device has two microSD card slots, two USB Type-C ports, a 3.5 mm jack, an HDMI output and the usual array of gamepad controls.
Currently, Anbernic sells the RG353M directly or via AliExpress. It is worth noting that while AliExpress orders are US$12 more expensive on the face of it, the retailer includes free shipping. In comparison, Anbernic charges US$12 in shipping when ordering the RG353M directly, eliminating the price difference entirely. For reference, the RG353M is available in the following configurations before shipping, all in Blue and Deep Purple colourways:
- 16 GB microSD card - US$145.99
- 16 GB microSD card & 64 GB microSD card - US$153.99
- 16 GB microSD card & 256 GB microSD card - US$175.99