Chinese device maker JXD launched a handheld game console called the Singularity S192 in late 2015. It had a 7 inch full HD touchscreen display, physical gaming buttons, and the same NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor used in the NVIDIA Shield K1 tablet.
But NVIDIA stopped selling those chips a while back, so JXD has revamped the tablet.
The new JXD S192k looks nearly identical to its predecessor. But it has twice as much memory and storage and features a Rockchip RK3288 processor instead of an NVIDIA chip.
The new model features 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 10,000 mAh battery, and a 1920 x 1200 pixel display.
It has a microSD card slot for up to 128GB of removable storage. There’s a 5MP front-facing camera, a 3-axis motion sensor, and all the buttons you need to emulate popular classic game consoles. There’s also HDMI output for connecting the JXD S192k to a TV.
The switch from a Tegra K1 processor to an RK3288 chip isn’t really much of an upgrade. The two processors get similar benchmark score, although the NVIDIA chip comes out slightly ahead in most tests. The main reason for the switch? The RK3288 chip is still available.
It would have been nice to have seen JXD opt for a newer option like Rockchip’s RK3399 though.