ONEXPLAYER mini now configurable with an AMD processor, two screen resolutions, and an upgraded battery
ONEXPLAYER-branded handhelds have come a long way from being Indiegogo backed projects to full-fledged handhelds that trade blows with established products like the Nintendo Switch and, more recently, the Steam Deck. Last month (February 2022), ONEXPLAYER launched a compact version of its popular console called the ONEXPLAYER mini. At the time, it was only available with a Tiger Lake Intel Core i7-1195G7 processor and an 7-inch screen. Team Red enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the handheld is now available in an AMD flavour as well.
The ONEXPLAYER mini is now available with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U and a multitude of configurations. One can pick between an FHD (1920 x 1200) and HD (1,280 x 800) resolution for the screen. Interestingly enough, the latter is exclusive to the AMD version. It would be ideal if the Intel model got the same treatment, as the lower resolution could take quite a load off the Tiger Lake chip, allowing it to churn out more frames. Other ONEXPLAYER mini specs include up to 2 TB of storage and 16 GB of 4,266 MT/s memory. It upgrades the battery to 48 Wh and ships with a 65 W USB-C charger out of the box.
Much like its Intel counterpart, the AMD version of the ONEXPLAYER mini isn't very affordable. The entry-level variant with an HD screen, 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of RAM will set you back by 5,299 CNY (US$840). Upgrading the resolution to FHD will cost you 5,599 CNY (US$885). Currently, the ONEXPLAYER mini is only available via a handful of distribution channels in China, and broader availability will likely follow suit soon. Only time will tell if it can hold up against the competition, which will get increasingly stiff with the renewed public interest in handhelds.