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RG552 Retro Gaming Console by ANBERNIC

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  • 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
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)
    • 1 * 16GB Micro SD Card (Linux OS)
    • 1 * 64GB Micro SD Card
    • 1 * USB Cable
    • 1 * Wall Charger
    • 1 * User manual

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
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Ariane Leal
Really nice

The console is really nice, a lot of games and a lot to do. The only thing is that the android system didn't come with the Google play installed, but the rest is perfect and working perfectly. I really recommend it =)

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Lucy McIlwaine
A little overpriced, but a joy for GBA

Pros:
- Gorgeous display
- Nice, speedy interface
- Custom firmware options are fantastic

Cons:
- A bit overpriced given it's not much more powerful than 351 systems
- Occasional small pop sound from speakers after system comes out of sleep (easily fixed with a restart, thankfully)
- Battery life isn't great

For someone who just wants the best display for S/NES and GBA and similar systems, it's fantastic and can recommend installing one of the custom firmwares (AmberElec, JELOS) to optimize everything. N64, PSP and DS will work generally very well on the Android side, though don't hold out hope for 3DS or PS2 ever being playable on this thing. Pro-tip: You need to take the main micro SD card to use Android, so make sure to keep your micro SD in a case to avoid losing it!

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MR STEVEN POWELL
rg552

tried adding games to tf2 sdcard and suddenly needed formatted and couldnt access the card.the files were recovered with tenorshare.net but id have to pay them over 8ty£ id watched retrocorps youtube videos which they advise get new sd card do from the start(i somehow damaged card when copying over large batch roms instead of smaller batches of same over longer period time but

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Antonio Barba
Very good but not perfect

This is probably one of the best consoles on the market right now, in my opinion. I only wish it had a better CPU because Game Cube emulation is not quite there with this unit (some games are playable though) and it consumes lots of power in doing so.

A more recent CPU would have provided better performance and lower power consumption. There are better consoles but they are on preorder - limited quantities, so I can't really count them as "competition" to this one which, on the contrary, can be purchased right now.

The screen is amazing, slightly taller aspect ratio than the usual 16:9 panels out there, which makes it perfect for retro games.
Buttons are good, the unit feels solid.

I have big hands so I don't have any issues with reaching the shoulder buttons while playing with the analog stick, but if you have smaller hands you would probably find it somewhat uncomfortable.

I would say it's perfect for my size.

Pros:

Screen

Build quality

Sound

Dual operating system

Wifi

touchscreen

Cons:

older CPU, not fast enough for GameCube and PS2

high power consumption, drains battery rather quickly

lacks built in bluetooth

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Antonio D\'Alonzo
Great handheld and great service from DroiX

I don't get the hate this device gets online: it's a great handheld, with great controls and a beautiful screen.
Installed JELOS and BlackSeraph AOSP on mine: linux is basically "perfect" for systems till PS1 (great performances, low latency...), while Android is really great for Saturn, N64 and DS, and Android games.