Anbernic RG405M: New retro gaming handheld showcased with hall effect sensors and compact design ↺
Anbernic has started selling the RG405M, two months after introducing the RG35XX. According to the company, the Anbernic RG405M utilises the Unisoc Tiger T618 SoC, which has two ARM Cortex-A75 CPU cores and six Cortex-A55 CPU cores, both clocked at 2 GHz. Additionally, the chipset has a Mali-G52 GPU clocked at 850 MHz. In other words, the RG405M has the same chipset as the RG505.
Moreover, the Anbernic RG405M has 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 128 GB of eMMC flash storage and a MicroSD card reader. Anbernic adds that the gaming handheld runs Android 12, supports 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and has a 4,500 mAh battery, 500 mAh down on the 5,000 mAh cell in the RG505. Reportedly, the RG405M should still deliver up to 7 hours of battery life, though.
Also, the 4.95-inch OLED display from the RG505 has made way for a 4-inch IPS panel that resolves at 640 x 480 pixels. For some reason, the company has not confirmed how bright the panel gets. The Anbernic RG405M features hall sensor analog sticks, which escapes plenty of more expensive gaming handhelds. Unfortunately, Anbernic has not confirmed how much the RG405M costs yet, although it will come with 128 GB eMMC flash storage and a microSD card slot for storing games.