ANBERNIC are revealing a lot of handhelds recently, and the RG353V is likely one of their recent patents for an upcoming handheld in 2022.
Typically with ANBERNIC they release behind the scenes footage of upcoming handhelds, just like the RG552 which is rumoured to launch this year. In the past they have teased us with images, and videos of PSP gameplay, but this time the RG353V is different.
The RG353V has leaked on imgur with many comments from handheld enthusiasts stating that this could be a patent for their upcoming RG351V which would be named something different due to a new chipset.
If the RG353V was to have the same RK3326 chip I am certain the community would not be happy, and it would be yet another handheld that people won’t buy because we already have other handhelds with the same chip in our collection.
The only problem we are seeing from the attached images is that on the back of the device it still states RG351V which as we know is an older, already released handheld.
This could be to hide the real upcoming model number which is rumoured to be RG353V, this name implies a new chip that ANBERNIC is working with.
The new design looks to take a more curved approach, which is completely opposite to the older RG351V which had sharp edges and kept its “Gameboy DMG” styling.
The RG353V has also added a new analogue stick to make that two on the handheld. There’s not many of the best retro games that require two analogue sticks, but it’s always a nice choice, and because we don’t know the chipset, we’re still not certain what it could emulate in terms of consoles.
It looks like they’re sticking to the 3.5″ screen with a 4:3 ratio which I personally like. It keeps the handheld compact for “pocket friendly” use, and the screen is big enough to play a majority of retro games.
We’re lucky it’s not a 16:9 display that can barely emulate PSP like the Powkiddy Max 2!
As of now this is the only information we have regarding this potentially new handheld that’s going to be released and sold by ANBERNIC.
We’re hoping for a early 2022 launch and a price tag of under $130, but we should be so lucky.
We’ll update this article with new information when we receive it.