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The GKD Pixel is a handheld game console that looks a bit like a Game Boy… but smaller, and with full color display.

First unveiled last year, the GKD Pixel is now available for pre-order for $90, and it’s expected to begin shipping by the end of January. We also now have more details about the specs for this tiny retro game console.

The GKD Pixel features a 2.4 inch, 320 x 240 pixel display and an aluminum body that comes in black, blue, red or green colors, with grooves in the back of the case to make it easier to grip.

It measures 80 x 56 x 18mm (3.15″ x 2.20″ x 0.71″), making it a bit larger than Anbernic’s keychain-sized RG Nano, but still a lot smaller than most portable gaming devices.

There’s a D-Pad, four action buttons, and Start and Select keys on the front, and dual left and right shoulder keys on top. There’s a USB-C port, speaker, and headphone jack on the bottom, and on the side of the handheld there are power and menu buttons, as well as charging lights.

Inside the system is a 1,300 mAh battery, an Ingenic x1830 processor, and 128MB of RAM. Those specs aren’t exactly bleeding edge, but in a review of the GKD Pixel, Retrododo notes that the system should be able to handle emulation of classic game consoles including the Sony Playstation 1.

According to Retrododo, you can expect around 3 to 4 hours of battery life, but this little game system is probably best used for shorter gaming sessions, as it can be uncomfortable to hold such a small device or look at such a tiny screen for extended periods.


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  1. I like the look and design, but sadly GKD products have a reputation of not supporting custom firmware.

    That’s a bit of an issue for me, because the OS on this thing looks like Chinese-market DVD player menu.

    1. Guess the developer of MinUI recently received the Pixel and some other handhelds from GKD and is currently working on it.

  2. Would make it more compelling to see what actual games are available on it and what they looks like. Will it be too small to be playable?

    1. This Game Kiddy looks like a blast, if you are curious then should probably try it.

    2. Well, legally, there’s no actual games available for it just like all the other Chinese handhelds that look like game boys but really have nothing in common.
      Unless you’re going to rip the data from the cartridges you’ve got. Because you DID buy the whatever weird hardware it takes to do a ROM dump as well as the rare vintage and decaying cartridges and CDs to get the data off of and the consoles to get the firmware images from right, right?
      You’d totally buy the thousands of dollars it takes to shield yourself from anyone even expressing the notion that you’d just torrent a ginormous ROM collection and emulate before spending $90 on this right?