Anbernic RG503 a Rockchip based handheld game console with 4.95 inch Samsung OLED screen

Anbernic has launched a portable game console built around the Rockchip RK3566 Arm processor. The device has a 4.95-inch Samsung OLED display. The RG503 was posted as out of stock shortly after its initial release, but it appears to be back in stock for $150.

the RG503 has the versatility RK3566 rock chip 64-bit quad-core Cortex A55 processor (up to 1.8 GHz) and Arm Mali-G52 GPU. The specs listed by Anbernic show 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. To compensate, the device has 2 TF slots (up to 512GB) as shown below.

Anbernic RG503 uses Rockchip RK3566 CPU
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Anbernic said they implemented the same 4.95-inch (960×544 pixel) OLED display used in the PS Vita console. Additionally, there is an HDMI port, OTG port, 3.5mm jack input, and USB-C for fast charging.

Anbernic RG503 I/O interfaces
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Other features include vibration motors under the controllers, high-fidelity dual speakers and a 3500mAh Li-Po battery that lasts up to 6 hours. The device incorporates support for 5G Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 for wireless gamepads.

The RG503 supports emuELEC which is a popular operating system designed to run retro games. The company claims that the RG503 can support games from classic consoles such as PSP, N64, GBA, NDS and many more. Additionally, Anbernic claims that the device offers Kodi support to play movies, music, TV, and more.

Anbernic RG503 Kodi Support
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The handheld has a sleek design similar to the PS Vita and comes in three colors, blue, black and gunmetal gray. The console has a “metallic” finish, although the shell material is non-slip plastic.

Anbernic RG503 full view
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Relevant features of the Anbernic RG503 game console include:

  • Processor system:
    • Rockchip RK3566 quad-core Cortex A55 64-bit processor (up to 1.8 GHz)
    • Mali-G52 EE GPU Arm
    • Accelerator 0.8 TOPS NPU/AI
  • Memory storage:
    • 1x LPDDR4 (up to 1GB)
    • 1x 16GB microSD card (64GB version available)
  • Display/Audio:
    • 4.95-inch Samsung OLED display (960 x 544 pixels)
    • 2 x Micro HDMI 1.4 (up to 4096p60)
    • Dual high fidelity stereo speaker
  • Connectivity:
    • Dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n
    • WiFi 5
    • Bluetooth 4.2
  • I/O interface:
    • 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
    • 2x TF card slots
    • 1x directional pad
    • 4x face buttons
    • 4x shoulder triggers
    • 2x controllers
    • 3x auxiliary buttons (power, reset and volume)
  • Able:
    • 5V DC (via microUSB)
    • 3500 mAh Li-Po battery (~6 hours of use)
  • Operating temperature
  • Dimensions:

More information

As of publication date, the RG503 console is available for $150 at from Anbernic website. banggood and Aliexpress also have them available now for a similar price.