Anbernic RG35XX Plus previewed with performance and battery improvements
Anbernic has started teasing the RG35XX Plus, just under a year after it showcased the original RG35XX (curr. US$60.79 on Amazon). Since then, Anbernic re-released the latter with dual boot support for its Linux distribution and GarlicOS. So far, Anbernic has only published two short teaser videos, which we have embedded below.
With that being said, the videos offer a few clues about the potential differences between the RG35XX and RG35XX Plus. As Retro Dodo notes, the former is only powerful enough to emulate PlayStation 1 games. However, Anbernic has hinted that the RG35XX Plus is capable of playing Dreamcast, Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable (PSP) titles.
Thus, the RG35XX Plus would require a stronger chipset than the four ARM Cortex-A9 and PowerVR SG544MP GPU cores apiece that the current RG35XX possesses through the ATM7039. Currently, it states that the newer model will rely on a 'H700' chipset that combines four ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores and a dual-core Mali-G31 MP2 GPU. Moreover, Anbernic has reworked the RG35XX's housing for the Plus model, too
As a result, the RG35XX Plus has a 3,300 mAh battery, which would represent 27% increased capacity from the 2,600 mAh battery in the RG35XX. Ultimately, the RG35XX and RG35XX Plus look very similar, with the latter retaining the former's 3.5-inch and 4:3 display (640 x 480), plus its gamepad layout. Anbernic will fully reveal the RG35XX Plus on November 25 at 10:00 UTC.