The Retroid Pocket 3+ is a handheld game console with a 4.7 inch display, built-in game controllers and software based on Android 11. In other words, it looks an awful lot like the Retroid Pocket 3 that launched this summer.
But the new model earns the plus in its name in a few ways. It has a faster CPU and GPU, more memory and storage, and a bigger battery. Priced at $149, it also costs a little more.
The Retroid Pocket 3+ went up for pre-order last week, and it’s set to begin shipping to customers on Friday, November 18th.
The new model ships standard with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, has a Unisoc T618 octa-core processor with ARM Mali-G52 MC2 graphics, and sports a 4,500 mAh battery.
It will be available in eight different color options, and customers who already own a Retroid Pocket 3 can save $25 by using the coupon RP3OWNER at checkout… if you want to upgrade just a few months after buying a very similar device.
Here’s a comparison of key specs for the two different models:
|Retroid Pocket 3+||Retroid Pocket 3|
1334 x 750 px
2 x ARM Cortex-A75 @ 2 GHz
6 x ARM Cortex-A55 @ 2 GHz
1 x ARM Cortex-A75 @ 2 GHz
3 x ARM Cortex-A55 @ 1.8 GHz
|Graphics||Mali-G52 MC2 @ 850 MHz||PowerVR GE8300 @ 800 MHz|
|2GB or 3GB|
|Storage||128GB eMMC 5.1|
microSD card reader
microSD card reader
|Ports||1 x USB Type-C|
1 x micro HDMI
1 x 3.5mm audio
1 x microSD card reader
|Battery||4,500 mAh||4,000 mAh|
|Dimensions||184.65 x 81.38 x 24.23mm|
|Price||$149||$119 and up|
Both models also feature stereo 2W speakers, support for 720p video output over HDMI, and fanless designs.
Two specs that I’m a little suspicious of though, are the size and weight. Considering the larger battery in the new model, it seems like the Retroid Pocket 3+ should be a little larger and/or heavier. But the specs listed on the Retroid website suggest that it’s not.
This article was first published November 7, 2022 and most recently updated November 16, 2022.