GPD Win Mini: New gaming handheld to launch with clamshell form factor, larger battery than Steam Deck and AMD Zen 4 APUs
The Phawx has shed more light on a next-generation GPD gaming handheld that the YouTuber teased last week. Designed as a Win 2 replacement rather than a Win 4 successor, the device will have a clamshell form factor that measures 167 x 108 x 25 mm when closed. Thus, the device will be 5 mm wider and 9 mm taller than the Win 2.
According to The Phawx, GPD will market the device as the Win Mini on account of its similarities with the Win 2. Still, the YouTuber claims that the device will feature a 45 Wh battery, which would be 12% larger than the Steam Deck. Moreover, the GPD Win Mini will contain an approximately 7-inch display with a 1080p resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The GPD Win Mini will also feature full analog triggers, front-mounted H1 and H2 programmable buttons and a bottom plate grip for improved ergonomics. Please note that the latter is fixed to the GPD Win Mini's chassis and is a bottom plate replacement rather than a removable grip. Reputedly, GPD hopes to launch the Win Mini on Indiegogo in July, with an October 2023 delivery date in mind.
The Phawx has quelled speculation that GPD plans to use the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, too. For context, the likes of @Olrak29_ and @_rogame recently spotted GPD devices with the Zen 4-based APU on CrossMark. While The Phawx has confirmed that GPD is prototyping Ryzen 7 7840U-powered gaming handhelds, the Win Mini's APU choice is not finalised. Instead, the Win Mini could end up arriving with the Ryzen 5 7540U, which is also headed to the Yoga Slim 6. Still, expect the Win Mini to arrive later this year with Ryzen 7000 and Zen 4 APUs.