Powkiddy X55, 5.5″ retro console with Rockchip RK3566 at bargain price

Bargain price in the AliExpress Back to School promo for the Powkiddy X55 a very interesting retro console by size and processor.

Inside this Powkiddy we have the Rockchip 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 30 emulators included PSP, N64, PS1 and Dreamcast plus many more 8 and 16-bit consoles. We have two micro SD slots, one to boot your Linux system with a Batocera-like distribution and another slot to use as game storage.

The Powkiddy X55 already has a version of the JELOS distribution which makes it quite interesting. Although if you are interested in something with a better quality screen and the same SoC, you have the Anbernic RG503 with 4.5″ OLED for only a few euros more.

Powkiddy x55

Powkiddy X55 Specifications

The Powkiddy X55 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 2 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and for storage and booting the LINUX system we have two micro SD card readers. It also includes wifi and bluetooth connectivity.

Display and other features

The screen of the Powkiddy X55 is an IPS with a size of 5.5 inches and resolution of 1280×720 pixels. An adequate resolution to enjoy many 3D games optimally, but not so much for games in 4:3 format.

In terms of controls 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-C for power. This console also has vibration in compatible titles, two speakers and an internal 4000 mAh battery that provides up to 4 hours of battery life with a charging time of 2 hours.

Price and availability

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