GPD Win Mini: First hands-on images released of compact AMD Ryzen 7040U gaming handheld
The first hands-on images of the GPD Win Mini have surfaced on Chinese social media, over three months after The Phawx shared initial drawings of the upcoming gaming handheld. In the meantime, GPD has released the Win Max 2 2023 and the GPD G1, an eGPU with OcuLink and USB 4 ports. Subsequently, it announced a refreshed Win 4, now called the Win 4 2023.
In short, GPD has refreshed the Win Max 2 and Win 4 with AMD Ryzen 7040U APUs and OcuLink ports. The same appears true of the Win Mini, which also has two USB Type-C ports, a 3.5 mm jack and a MicroSD card reader positioned on its rear side. Meanwhile, a 6-row keyboard occupies the inside of the Win Mini, rather than the 5-row equivalent in the Win 4. Thus, the Win Mini has space for a dedicated function row, plus home, end, page up and page down keys.
The Win Mini has a controller layout that will be familiar to Win 2 and Win Max 2 owners, with a trackpad placed between recessed gamepad buttons. GPD is not expected to start shipping the Win Mini until the autumn, although it may launch a crowdfunding campaign this summer. While pricing is unknown at this stage, the Win Mini should feature a 7-inch and 1080p display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, a 45 Wh battery, LPDDR5-7500 RAM and an M.2 2230 SSD within a 167 x 108 x 25 mm chassis.