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RG552 Retro Gaming Console by ANBERNIC

ANBERNIC
  • RockChip RK3399 SoC w/ Mali T860 MP4 GPU
  • 4GB LPDDR4 Memory (RAM)
  • 1080p+ IPS Touchscreen
  • Android 7.1 Operating System
  • 6400mAh Battery, 64GB Micro SD Card

Note: Item on pre-order and will be released on the 21st of December (Charged upfront)

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£209.95

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A new generation of retro gaming is here! ANBERNIC take the stage with their newest retro gaming handheld, the ANBERNIC RG552.

The RG552 is powered by a RockChip RK3399 SoC. This SoC boasts a hexa-core processor that runs at up to speeds of 1.8GHz, and a Mali-T860 GPU. The RG552 also features 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Play more retro games at higher resolutions and stabler framerates than ever before!

Storage is also no longer an issue with the RG552! With built-in 64GB eMMC 5.1, and the option to use not one, but TWO microSD cards, you can effortlessly manage your game collections.

New to the RG line is the inclusion of a 10-point touch screen with a whopping 1920×1152 IPS display. This goes perfectly with the new Android 7.1 operating system, which grants you access to tons of free community developed emulators and apps. For those who do not like Android, it is also possible to boot into alternative operating systems via microSD card as well.

For the first time in ANBERNIC’s history, the RG552 is a retro gaming handheld with active cooling. The inclusion of a fan and heatsink means this gaming handheld will stay ultra-cool when emulating the most demanding games out there.

Even the battery life has been extended! Two 3200mAh batteries allow for hours of gaming on the go without a need to recharge.

All of this is wrapped up in ANBERNIC’s signature lightweight plastic shell with dual analogue sticks and a full suite of face and shoulder buttons, for ergonomic comfort and ease of use.

Operating Systems (OS)
Primary (eMMC) Android 7.1
Secondary (Micro SD) Linux
Processor
Brand RockChip
Model RK3399
# Cores 6
Frequency 1.80 Ghz
Cache 1 MB unified L2 Cache (Big) ; 512 KB unified L2 Cache (Little)
Cooling Active
Graphics Processor
Interface Integrated
Brand Mali
Model T860 MP4
OpenGL Support 1.1/2.0/3.0
OpenCL Support 1.2
DirectX Support 11.1
Display
Panel Technology IPS
Touch-Screen
Size 5.36″
Aspect Ratio 5:3
Screen Resolution 1920×1152
Memory (RAM)
Capacity 4GB
Technology LPDDR4
Storage (ROM)
Capacity 64GB (eMMC)
Technology eMMC
Expandable 2x MicroSD Card Slot (1 Used for Linux-based OS)
I/O Interface
USB Charging
Video HDMI
Audio 3.5mm Headphone
Battery
Capacity 2x 3200mAh (6400mAh)
Voltage 7.6V
Longevity 6 Hours (Depending on usage)

Customer Reviews

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Samuel Adeniji
A very nice looking device

This device is really nice looking and the screen is very vibrant and a joy to behold. It ran the few games I threw at it smoothly and at full speed.

For my use case, I am looking at using the device as both a retro handheld device and a portable gaming console via Stadia. Two cons about this use case is its lack of integrated bluetooth and 5Ghz wifi, which makes it a deal breaker for me.

In case you are reading this review @Anbernic, make sure the next iterations of this device come with integrated bluetooth as well as 5Ghz WiFi. This is a must and a no brainer especially if these devices will be shipping with inbuilt android OS.

Other than the cons above and hence the 4 star rating, it's a highly recommended top-notched retro handheld device from Anbernic.

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Nick
RG552

Great dual boot system, I’ve had a few Anbernic devices now and as usual, their build quality is fantastic although the software is typical Anbernic, once custom firmware is released by the community then this will purr. This is the most powerful system they’ve released so far and the screen is incredible, I’ve tried everything from 8-bit to Dreamcast and the graphics pop and the games play smooth thanks to the higher spec chip. The only criticism is that I wished they used stacked trigger buttons instead of their familiar side by side design but apart from that, another great system from Anbernic.

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Tristan Staff
Lovely piece of kit

Whilst I’ve not had much use out of it yet, it is a lovely piece of kit. I’m coming from a Powkiddy Q90 and the hardware is such a huge step up and the screen is amazing. I’ve mostly been using the Linux side at present, mostly because I’m hopeless setting up retroarch, and everything works great. I did install some play store games I own that support controllers (Dead Cells being one) and they played brilliantly.
It isn’t the cheapest handheld but I originally bought my self a cheap handheld to see how I’d get on with these systems before going for a more premium device. If I’ve got to give a negative, as I chew my nails, getting the sd cards in and out is a pain.
Got this in the sale and it arrived quickly and well packaged.

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Jonathan Charlton
Retro Switch is Fantastic

Excellent service once again (2nd purchase) via Driox. 1st purchase was the RG351 that is excellent but I just wanted a bigger screen and better N64/DC/Saturn performance. In the RG552 here it is. With output to TV amongst other improvements, here is the Retro ‘Switch’ I wanted. If, like me you are willing to put some time in with the settings/upgrades that will come via the retro gaming community then you won’t be disappointed. I’ve had it 2 weeks, hardly scratched the surface of its capabilities but already very impressed and looking forward to fine tuning my gaming experience.

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martin dennis benson
Best Handheld On The Market - Anbernic RG 552

I bought this as it has a larger screen than my Anbernic RG 351P and was surprised at how much bigger the RG 552 is with it dwarfing my Sony X11 Smart Phone.
The sound quality and graphics on the RG 552 are different class and the battery on full charge lasts about 6 hours.
The 64gb Droix TF card has some great stuff on it but hopefully a larger capacity one is in the offing with even more emulators.
I have not yet used the Linux or Android Apps on this device but I am very pleased with my purchase.
Droix delivered my order next day and I have been a happy customer with them for years.