POWKIDDY RGB30, new retro console with 4″ square display

Today we find a peculiar console called POWKIDDY RGB30, a system that mounts a 4″ 1:1 screen ideal for emulating Game Boy Color.

In this console we have the RK3566 processor that we have seen in several reviews and that we can currently find in many retro consoles. This SoC allows us to move, according to the brand, the included PSP, N64, PS1 and Dreamcast emulators as well as many more 8 and 16 bits consoles. We have two micro SD slots, one to boot your Linux system with a JELOS distribution Batocera type and another slot for game storage.

The measures are quite compact and the design as we see very attractive, certainly a very peculiar format for its screen that will remain in a niche use.

POWKIDDY RGB30 console

Specifications of the POWKIDDY RGB30

The retro console POWKIDDY RGB30 is powered by a Rockchip RK3566 SoC manufactured in 22nm. This processor is a Quad Core with low-power 64-bit ARM Cortex-A55 cores reaching up to 1.8 Ghz, with a Mali-G52 MP2 GPU and an NPU for iA with a power of 0.8 TOPS.

This console includes 1 GB of RAM LPDDR4 16 GB of internal storage. To boot the LINUX system we have two 256 GB micro SD card readers.

Display and other features

The screen of the new POWKIDDY RGB30 is an IPS OCA with a size of 4 inches and a resolution of 720×720 pixels in 1:1 format. This console integrates Wifi 5 adapter and Bluetooth adapter that can be configured in the system.

In the controls section we have a configuration with two analog sticks, crosshead, four buttons, four triggers, start, select, reset and function key. The connectors we find are a USB Type-C OTG, micro HDMI video output, 3.5 mm audio jack, a USB Type-C for power.

This retro console also has reset, volume control, two 1W speakers and an internal 4100 mAh battery that provides up to 8 h of autonomy with an approximate charging time of 2h.

Price and availability

  • The POWKIDDY RGB30 retro console can be purchased on AliExpress from about $111 / 103 € with free shipping.


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