More details about Orange Pi gaming handhelds surface with distinct ARM and x86 models planned
More details about the first Orange Pi-branded gaming handhelds have surfaced online, seemingly first on Chinese social media before being circulated by the likes of NITTRX. According to various sources, Shenzhen Xunlong Software still plans to sell three processor variants, starting with the Rockchip RK3588S, an ARM-based chipset more commonly seen in single-board computers. Additionally, Shenzhen Xunlong Software is developing Ryzen 7 6800U and Ryzen 7 7840U alternatives, with the latter usurping the former as the APU of choice for new gaming handhelds.
Reportedly, there will be few visual similarities between ARM and x86 variants. While the latter appears to resemble a Steam Deck, the former leaks more like a Nintendo Switch. However, it is unclear whether the device images below are accurate or estimations. Either way, Shenzhen Xunlong Software is expected to offer two distinct models under the Orange Pi brand, with ARM and x86 models rumoured to measure 234 x 107 x 13.9 mm and 259 x 107 x 19.9 mm, respectively.
Liliputing adds that the company has officially commented on pricing too, which was alleged to start at CNY 1,500 (~US$208). Reputedly, final pricing has not yet been determined, but Liliputing expects Shenzhen Xunlong Software to charge significantly more than previous suggestions. With an October release allegedly still on track, it may only be a more or so before Shenzhen Xunlong Software reveals full details about its foray into gaming handhelds.