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RG552 Retro Gaming Console by 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

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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
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
Panel Technology IPS
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
Capacity 2x 3200mAh (6400mAh)
Voltage 7.6V
Longevity 6 Hours (Depending on usage)

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Khassad Fulla-Kay

Runs beautifully

Gary B

Console would not power up, tried live chat on Droix website the rep disconnected, tried phoning customer service number got no answer, emailed customer support got given the runaround back and forth for a week.
Eventually was forced to open a claim with PayPal to get my money back.
Faulty unit happens and is understandable, the atrocious nature of the customer service is not acceptable.

Hi there Gary!

We're terribly sorry to hear that you are dissatisfied with the experience you have had with us. We try our best to deliver a first-class customer experience with all after-sales support we provide, so it is highly regrettable that you have walked away with a negative perception of us.

Your initial contact with us was made on the 8th of January (a Saturday). As we are a small, UK based business, we do not operate on full capacity at weekends as our staff need time to rest, and we are only able to offer basic support via email during this period. If you had tried to call via phone during this period, it would not have gone through.

Despite this, we have replied to your emails within 24 hours and have attempted to help you troubleshoot the issues with the item, despite you threatening to lodge a PayPal claim from the very first email, and hurling abuse at our support staff constantly.

When it was clear that the issue was beyond what rudimentary troubleshooting could fix, we were more than happy to offer you a return for replacement (WITH a pre-paid, tracked shipping label), as you were within our 1-year warranty period. However, when we offered this, you immediately demanded two things:

The first of these being that we send out a replacement immediately, before we are able to receive the item or even confirm that you have dispatched it. Due to company policy (as a protection against fraudulent activity), we are not able to oblige this request.

The second being that we personally arrange for the item to be collected from your premises. We are typically unable to provide this, but as a gesture of goodwill and sympathy after you had mentioned being housebound, we were willing to oblige this. You also mentioned that you did not have a printer, so we were willing to send a printed label to your address too.

However, you continued to insist that we send out a replacement before you sent the original item back, while repeatedly being abusive. As we are not able to do so, we advised that you simply return the item for a full refund (which again, we were happy to arrange a collection for). But rather than just return the item to us for a full refund, you opted to open a PayPal dispute.

Because of how PayPal disputes are handled, it is up to the customer to return the item, meaning we would have to rescind our offer of a collection. We find it curious that you were able to promptly dispatch it to us despite you mentioning that you were housebound and unable to send the item.

In the future, we would advise not ordering products online without a plan to potentially return them. As we are doubtful many, if any other online merchants would arrange for a collection at their own expense.

Kind Regards,

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.


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.

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.