The GKD mini Plus is a portable game console with a 3.5-inch screen and a compact design that should make the system easy to slip into a pocket. In fact, it looks almost identical to the original mini GKDwith a D-Pad and four action buttons on the front, as well as a few shoulder buttons on the back.
But there are a few key features that set the new model apart. First, the updated model packs improved specs including a higher resolution screen, faster processor, and more RAM. And second, it’s designed to work with an optional dock that slides out the bottom to give you two analog sticks.
The GKD mini Plus features a 640 x 480 pixel IPS LCD display, 4GB of RAM, a microSD card slot for storage, a 3000mAh battery and a Rockchip RK3566 processor, which is a 1.8GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 processor with ARM Mal-G52 2EE graphics.
At the bottom of the device, there’s a USB Type-C port, allowing you to slide in the optional analog stick accessory, which should increase the number of games you can play on this little device.
If you prefer a system with built-in analog sticks, a new GKD mini Plus classic is also on the way. It has the same processor, screen and battery, but the analog sticks aren’t removable and there are two microSD card slots.
Prices for the GKD mini Plus should start as low as CNY 469 (around $68) in China, though customers in other countries will likely end up paying a bit more. Pricing has yet to be revealed for the GKD mini Plus Classic.
Both models will most likely come with GameKiddy’s custom operating system with emulators that will allow you to play games designed for classic game consoles.