A new black version of this retro console that includes improvements in the design of the joystick, triggers and DPAD as well as solutions in software bugs. It includes a SoC that leaves quite a distance in power to other chips traditionally used in this type of consoles, of which you can read our benchmarks, and that allows to take a step forward in the emulation of consoles. In addition, it has Android 11 as operating system and 4 GB of RAM.
The Powkiddy X18S has a clamshell format, a 5.5-inch screen and allows emulation of Gamecube, PSP, N64, DC… As usual, it includes software for key remapping and to control it we have a pair of gamepads, crosshead and several function keys.
SoC, RAM and Storage
The Powkiddy X18S integrates as its heart a Unisoc T618 Octa Core SoC that includes 2 high performance ARM Cortex-A75 processors capable of reaching 2.0 GHz, six ARM Cortex-A55 processors with a maximum speed of 2.0 GHz ARM and an ARM Mali-G52 MP3 GPU that reaches 850 Mhz.
We have 4 GB of RAM on the motherboard and an internal storage of 64 GB that we can expand with micro SD cards up to 512 GB thanks to the reader found on the back.
Display and other specifications
The touch screen of the Powkiddy X18S is a 5.5-inch IPS with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and for wireless connectivity we have Wifi aC Dual Band and Bluetooth 5.0. The battery is 5000 mAh, but we have no news of its duration. Regarding connectors we have a 3.5 mm front audio jack, mini HDMI output, USB Type-C power port and micro SD card reader.
Price and availability Powkiddy X18S
- The new Powkiddy X18S retro console can be purchased from the official Powkiddy store on AliExpress only for $142.99 with shipping and taxes included.
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