The RGB20 is a small, retro handheld made by Powkiddy. If you’re new to the best retro handhelds then you’ll know Powkiddy aren’t the best in this field.
However, they have now launched a smaller, more portable handheld which resembles a Gameboy Mini with an old school Famicom look.
What’s new about this is that it’s one of the only small vertical styled retro handhelds out of China with an analogue stick. Admittedly it looks a little cramped, but it’s what many of the community have been asking for.
It kinda looks like the new RG280V.
It is not yet officially released but it has been teased by Powkiddy themselves with a “early November” release, so just in time for Christmas and to possibly be featured in our best retro gaming gifts guide.
Powkiddy RGB20 Specifications
- 3.5″ IPS Display (480 x 320)
- RockChip RK3326 (Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A35 1.3GHz)
- 500MB or 1GB RAM
- 1500MAH Battery
These are all speculations, but solid ones at that. The image on their listing states many of these specifications, but this could change upon release.
How Does The RGB20 Look?
In all honesty, this isn’t our cup of tea, but we know it will be for many of you. The large 3.5″ display will be very nice, many of Powkiddy’s display’s are colourful, bright, and have great viewing angles, the RGB20 will be no different.
The front of the handheld may look cramped, but this is a fairly large handheld, one that feels much bigger in the hand, these images don’t do it justice.
The speaker is located bang in the middle of the handheld, and below that the single analogue stick which seems as if though a randomiser has placed it.
On the top, you can see a headphone jack, the TF card slot, a USB-C port, the on off button and another USB-C port for controllers etc.
The shoulder buttons seem to be recessed into the back, as you can see from the featured image.
Powkiddy RGB20 Emulation
The RK3326 chip is highly capable of running most consoles up to the best N64 games. PSP emulation might be pushing it especially with 3D games, but PS1, N64, Gameboy and more will be just fine.
It may feel weird on this crammed vertical form factor, but it’s one we’re willing to give a try, so we’ll update this article with a full review once we get hold of it, but that won’t be until end of November no doubt.