ONEXPLAYER mini: Global launch date of supposed Steam Deck competitor officially confirmed
One-netbook has revealed what it will launch the ONEXPLAYER mini globally. Last month, the company started selling the device in Japan, its home market. To recap, the ONEXPLAYER mini has a Core i7-1195G7 processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB SSD. These components rely on a 10,455 mAh battery and output to a 7-inch display, 1.4-inches smaller than the ONEXPLAYER's display.
The ONEXPLAYER mini has a 1,920 x 1,200-pixel resolution too, much lower than the 2,560 x 1,600 pixels at which the ONEXPLAYER natively operates. PC Watch has shown that the ONEXPLAYER mini is not necessarily smaller than the ONEXPLAYER, though. While the console is lighter, shorter and narrower than the ONEXPLAYER, it is also 2 mm thicker. Theoretically, that is no big deal, but the ONEXPLAYER is already comparatively thick at 23 mm.
According to One-netbook, the ONEXPLAYER mini will be available globally from January 13. The device's price remains unknown, although it seems likely that One-netbook will sell it through its ONEXPLAYER global store. Currently, the global store only allows people to subscribe for more news about the ONEXPLAYER mini. Presumably, that will change between now and January 13. For some reason, One-netbook advertises the device as a Steam Deck competitor, despite its reliance on current-generation hardware.
????Small size, but big role????— One-Netbook official (@OnenetbookO) January 5, 2022
The #ONEXPLAYERMini has a 7-inch 323 PPI IPS screen with only 589g. That means 11.94%lighter and 22.80%smaller than the #SteamDeck with the same screen size! pic.twitter.com/YaMdMu0IO7