Anbernic has now released the RG35XX Plus, the successor to the RG35XX range (about US$60.79 on Amazon). For reference, the RG35XX Plus is roughly the same size as the regular RG35XX. While the pair are 117 mm long and 81 mm wide, the former is slightly thicker than the latter at 22 mm versus 20 mm due to the larger battery. As a result, the RG35XX Plus is heavier than the RG35XX as well, but only by 21 g at 186 g.
As we discussed earlier, Anbernic has improved the RG35XX by replacing its ARM Cortex-A9 with a PowerVR SGX544MP-based SoC. In comparison, the RG35XX Plus uses the Allwinner H700, which combines four Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, along with a dual-core Mali-G31 MP2 GPU. In addition, the RG35XX Plus has a four-fold increase in RAM, with Anbernic including 1 GB of DDR4 RAM instead of the same 256 MB DDR3 used in the RG35XX. Additionally, the RG35XX Plus has a 27% larger battery capacity than the RG35XX (3,300 mAh).
Unfortunately, Anbernic has opted against providing dual-boot capability by default. Instead, the RG35XX Plus ships with Linux like the original RG35XX. The RG35XX Plus retains its predecessor’s IPS display as well, which measures 3.5 inches and runs at 640 x 480 pixels. The Anbernic RG35XX can now be ordered for US$57.99 in three color options with a 64GB microSD card. Alternatively, the phone The gaming handset can be picked up for US$72.99 with 64GB and 128GB microSD cards for its two microSD card slots. Please see Anbernic’s website for more details.
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