ODROID-Go Ultra: New gaming handheld previewed with a 5-inch display and Ubuntu support for US$111
Hardkernel has revealed the ODROID-Go Ultra, another gaming handheld in the ODROID-Go series. To recap, the company released the ODROID-Go Super for US$89.95 in January 2021, which featured the Rockchip RK3326 SoC and a 5-inch display running at 854 x 480 pixels. Seemingly, the ODROID-Go Ultra utilises the same display as the ODROID-Go Super, but with a more potent chipset powering it.
Specifically, the ODROID-Go Ultra has the 5-inch LCD display from the ODROID-Go Super, but with the Amlogic S922X, a chipset on which Hardkernel bases the ODROID-N2 Plus. For reference, the Amlogic S922X has four ARM Cortex-A73 CPU cores running at 2.2 GHz, another two Cortex-A53 CPU cores clock at 2.0 GHz and a Mali-G52 MP4 GPU that peaks at 846 MHz. Additionally, the ODROID-Go Ultra comes with 16 GB of eMMC flash storage, expandable via a microSD card slot (UHS-1), and 2 GB of LPDDR4 RAM running at 1,608 MHz.
Moreover, the ODROID-Go Ultra has a 4,000 mAh battery for up to 6 hours of gaming between charges, a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a 0.5 W mono speaker. Also, the ODROID-Go Ultra measures 204 x 86 x 25 mm and weighs 299 g. In other words, the ODROID-Go Ultra is the same size as the ODROID-Go Super, but 19 g heavier. Currently, Hardkernel is developing the ODROID-Go Ultra with a modified EmulationStation front-end based on Ubuntu 20.04.4 and Linux 4.9.277. Purportedly, the ODROID-Go Ultra is powerful enough to emulate most retro games, including PSP and Gamecube titles. Theoretically, the ODROID-Go Ultra should deliver double the CPU and GPU performance than the ODROID-Go Super musters.
So far, Hardkernel has confirmed that the ODROID-Go Ultra will be orderable in October 2022 from US$111. Other details remain unknown at this stage, although we imagine that Hardkernel will reveal more about the ODROID-Go Ultra on the run-up to its release.