Anbernic just surprised us all with a ghost drop of their latest horizontal format emulation device, the Anbernic RG353PS.
Those familiar with Anbernic’s lineup would recognize the form factor from one of last year’s entries, the .
Anbernic’s take on the SNES controller or the wasn’t all that bad. It’s mostly comfortable and all-in-all nice looking, and if you love SNES – this is obviously great.
But we certainly didn’t expect to see them return to the RG353P series with a new entry.
So surprise surprise – we now have something from Anbernic with zero hints of it until today.
Let’s take a look and see if it’s something we are interested in!
So what exactly is new about the Anbernic RG353PS from its predecessor?
From what we are hearing, it’s basically a Linux only device that removes the Android dual-boot option. Which, honestly, is something I prefer.
We should anticipate that previous Linux firmware will work straight away, so we can do some customization on day one.
Tech specs have not been shared with the Youtube video, so we would guess this is simply a minimized version of the previous iteration.
It’s likely going to have the same RK3566 Quad-core 1.8ghz CPU paired with a 3.5″ IPS display, now without the need for a touchscreen.
That means it will be a little cheaper too (hense the “S” in the name, much like they did with the and RG353VS).
I anticipate this new device to come in at around $99USD, which is where the RG353VS currently stands.