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GKD Mini Plus: New retro handheld arrives with Rockchip RK3566 chipset and a unique design

The GKD Mini Plus supports optional analogue sticks. (Image source: GKD)
The GKD Mini Plus supports optional analogue sticks. (Image source: GKD)
The GKD Mini Plus is a retro gaming handheld with an unusual trick up its sleeve. Based on the Rockchip RK3566 chipset, the GKD Mini Plus has a removable accessory with analogue sticks. The GKD Mini Plus supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity too, among other features.

GKD has officially unveiled the Mini Plus, a retro gaming handheld with a 3.5-inch display and an entry-level chipset. According to the manufacturer, the panel operates at 640 x 480 pixels and is powered by the Rockchip RK3566, which has four ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores clocked at 1.8 GHz and a Mali-G52 GPU.

Understandably, the GKD Mini Plus is not the most powerful of devices, although it should be capable of playing older titles from Game Boy and Game Boy Advance consoles. Additionally, GKD equips the Mini Plus with 1 GB of RAM and a 3,000 mAh battery, plus numerous gamepad buttons with quad shoulder buttons. Moreover, the GKD Mini Plus has a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer, along with a 3.5 mm jack and dual microSD card readers.

Furthermore, GKD ships the Mini Plus with detachable analogue sticks as the Mini Plus Classic. Based on GKD's product images, the accessory simply plugs into the device's USB Type-C port. Currently, the GKD Mini Plus is available in China for CNY 469 (~US$68). Unfortunately, GKD has not confirmed GKD Mini Plus Classic yet, nor whether it plans to release the device globally yet. Until then, both models may only be available through third-party retailers like AliExpress.

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(Image source: GKD)
(Image source: GKD)
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Alex Alderson, 2022-09-13 (Update: 2022-09-14)