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AYN Odin software updates bring support for custom ROMs, phone calls to the handheld game console

The AYN Odin line of Android handheld game consoles made a splash when it launched last year through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign thanks to a mix of strong design, decent hardware, and affordable pricing: an entry-level Odin Lite sells for less than $200. Now the makers of the Odin have announced that over 10 thousand […]

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Anbernic RG503 handheld game console has an OLED screen and starting price under $150

The Anbernic RG503 is a handheld game console with budget specs and a budget price tag: it has a list price of $150, but it’s on sale for $135 during a launch promotion. But the Anbernic RG503 has one feature that I wasn’t expecting from a device in that price range: an OLED display. The […]

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Panic’s quirky Playdate handheld game console is now shipping (hand-crank and all)

The Playdate is a handheld game console that’s different from most. With an unusual design that includes a 2.7 inch black and white display, a few basic controls on the front, and a hand crank on the side, it’s nothing like the Nintendo Game Boy or Switch clones we’re used to seeing. First announced in […]

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Hacked Nintendo Switch consoles could eventually run PS Vita games without emulation thanks to vita2hos

The Nintendo Switch is a current-gen handheld game console that was first released in 2017. The PlayStation Vita is an older, smaller, and discontinued handheld game console released in 2012. And they’re similar enough that a hacker has found a way that you might one day be able to run PS Vita games on a […]

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Using the $289 AYN Odin Pro handheld game console as a Windows PC

The AYN Odin is a handheld game console with a 6 inch full HD display, built-in game controllers. It went up for pre-order last summer through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and the first units began shipping to backers last month. It’s still available for pre-order with prices starting at $199 for an Odin Lite with […]

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AYN Odin handheld Android game console begins shipping January 17

The AYN Odin handheld game console features a 6 inch full HD display, built-in game controllers, and either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor or a MediaTek Dimensity D900 chip, depending on the model. It went up for pre-order last summer for $175 and up during an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, and following a brief delay, the […]

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TinyNES is a compact game console that plays NES cartridges using the same chips as the original

There’s no shortage of ways to play classic Nintendo games these days, but most of them rely on emulation and/or illegally downloading game ROMS from the internet. The TinyNES takes a different approach. It’s a brand new micro-console that has the same processors as the original Nintendo Entertainment System, which means it has native support […]

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Qualcomm and Razer built a handheld game console dev kit

Smartphones are already some of the most widely used gaming devices on the planet, but Qualcomm has set its sight on dedicated handheld gaming devices. So the company is introducing a Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 chip designed specifically for handheld gaming devices. And the company has partnered with gaming hardware maker Razer to produce a hardware […]

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AYN Odin shipments delayed until January (handheld Android game console)

The AYN Odin is a handheld game system that generated a lot of buzz when it was announced earlier this year due to a combination of nearly flagship-class specs and an affordable price starting at around $200. But folks waiting to get their hands on one might have to wait a little longer. Originally expected to […]

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AYN Odin is a handheld Android game console priced at $199 and up (crowdfunding)

The AYN Odin is a handheld game console that resembles like a Nintendo Switch Lite, with a 6 inch, 1080p IPS LCD display surrounded by game controllers and has a starting price under $200. But under the hood, the Odin has the guts of a flagship Android phone from a few years ago, including support […]

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Lenovo Legion Play leaked: Handheld game console running Android

Lenovo may be developing an Android-powered handheld gaming device called the Lenovo Legion Play. The company hasn’t officially announce the Legion Play yet, and might never do so, but a set of  images found on the Lenovo website indicate that the company was at least considering introducing the handheld game console earlier this year. It’s […]