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Introducing Retroid Pocket 3+, New Compact Handheld Console

Retroid is a famous handheld gaming console maker. They make some affordable retro-style gaming consoles with many modern hardware and software features to deliver outstanding performance.

If you are someone who is interested in getting a new handheld gaming console, then Retroid has some good news for you. They have announced their latest handheld gaming console: the new Retroid Pocket 3+. The new gaming console is relatively compact and comes in stylish and cool colors. It is a unique product and definitely worth exploring, so let’s dive right in.

Retroid Pocket 3+ Gaming Console

Before we dive into the details of the new Retroid Pocket 3+, let’s go over some of the basic specifications it comes with:

Basic Specifications

Display4.7-inch display with 750×1334 resolution @60fps and 450nits brightness
Storage128GB eMMC 5.1
ProcessorUnisoc Tiger T618
CPU2*A75@2.0GHz + 6*A55@2.0GHz
GPUMali G52 MC2@850MHz
Operating SystemAndroid 11
Ports720p Micro HDMI Port 3.5mm Audio Jack USB Type-C Port

The Most Powerful Console in Pocket Lineup

The new Retroid Pocket 3+ joins the popular Pocket lineup which has Retroid Pocket 3 and Retroid Pocket 2+. Currently, the Pocket 3+ is the most powerful console in the lineup, as it has the latest specs and can deliver better performance.

Naturally, it is also the most expensive one in the lineup. It is a bit interesting that Retroid launched Pocket 3+ when they just launched the Pocket 3 console 3 months back. Gaming companies usually do not announce new gaming consoles that often. But it is definitely an excellent option for the users as they get more choices.

Better Hardware

Since the Pocket 3+ is the latest console in the Pocket lineup; it comes with some good hardware upgrades as well. First of all, it comes with a better processor, the Unisoc T618, compared to the Unisoc T310 on the Pocket 3. This new processor has better CPU and GPU capabilities than the previous one. It also comes with 4 GB of LPDDR4x-1866 RAM and 128 GB. The storage is expandable on this one.

There is also a battery upgrade, and the new Pocket 3+ now comes with a 4,500mAh battery which is slightly better compared to the 4,000mAh battery on Pocket 3. These are all the hardware upgrades that the new Pocket 3+ has over Pocket 3.

Some Features Retained

The new Pocket 3+ is not all latest and up to standard when it comes to many things. For instance, it has the same 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1,334 x 750 pixels that the Pocket 3 has.

It also has the same input and output ports as the Pocket 3. So you are not getting everything new on this new console.

Outdated Software

Even if you keep all the hardware aside for a moment, it is the software that disappoints on this one. It ships with Android 11 out of the box, which is not the latest Android version. We have many smartphones and other devices that come with Android 12 or 13. So with that outdated OS, you are definitely not getting the latest user experience.

Pricing and Availability

Interested users can pre-order the new Retroid Pocket 3+ from their official site. It is available in eight stunning colors. The price for the new console is USD 149, and they are also shipping a free screen guard when you buy it in November. So if you are interested in getting the console, make sure to check out their site.

The are also some great Black Friday sale offers coming up from Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. So if you are interested in getting a more powerful gaming console, then you might want to check those deals as well. Overall, it is a good month for gaming consoles.

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