GameKiddy is starting to show off an upcoming handheld game console that looks like it could be positioned as a competitor to the tiny Anbernic RG Nano.

While the upcoming GKD Pixel is a bit larger than Anbernic’s keychain-sized console, the extra space provides room for a larger display that should make games easier to view, and larger controllers that should be easier to use. Pricing and availability haven’t been announced yet, but here’s what we know about the upcoming device so far.

According to information shared in the Retro Game Handhelds Discord by “Rex from,” the GKD Pixel will be released in October, and it’s expected to have features that include:

  • 2 inch display
  • USB-C port
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 1,050 mAh battery
  • Metal body with grooves in the back to make it easy to grip
  • Color options including black, blue, red, green, or pink colors

There’s no word on the price, processor, memory, storage, operating system, or  controller layout yet. But Rex claims that the device has an excellent D-Pad.

Left: GKD Pixel / Right: Anbernic RG Nano

And if you’re wondering whether you can trust Rex’s info, that’s fair. But Rex has also shared a number of pictures and a few short videos of the GKD Pixel, including some that compare it with the Anbernic RG Nano and other gaming handhelds, and RetroCN says pre-orders for the GKD Pixel are coming soon (although it will also probably be available from other stores, including the GameKiddy shop).

More details should be available closer to launch.

via NotebookCheck and Retro Dodo

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  1. I’m not familiar with this company, but it looks like they are also working on handhelds with proper six-button Genesis/Saturn controllers. I would love something like that. Playing Genesis games on four buttons and shoulders just doesn’t feel right.

  2. Is the Anbernic screen horizontally squeezed, or is the GKD stretched? Which one has the correct aspect ratio? The GKD certainly seems to have the higher quality screen in terms of colors, contrast, sharpness, etc.

    1. The former, the Nano should have a 240×240 resolution, which gives it a 1:1 aspect ratio. Going from the Zelda picture it can actually run the game in letterbox, but that’s hardly ideal when you already have a Lilliputian screen.

      1. Thanks. I didn’t find the Zelda photo until after I posted my comment. But as you say, Nano is running letterbox to fix the aspect ratio. Why did they go with the 1:1 screen? Was that intended for Game Boy 10:9 games?

  3. This could be the perfect torture device for Gamers, if only could they add a huge cucumber shaped joystick and a forward facing camera to maximize gamer immersion.

  4. Hopefully it’s cheap, because it’s not going to be comfortable to hold. The Miyoo Mini (non-plus model) is already too small for most people to hold comfortably, and this is smaller.