Today we came across the Powkiddy Y6 stick on AliExpress, a tiny retro console based on the AMlogic S905X2 SoC, one of the best options for a retro console.
Today we discovered in stores a new and peculiar TV-Stick with Linux with the well-known EmuELEC 4.3 system already pre-installed and ready to run all kinds of retro games. A device that, as we can see, has a gaming design in its outer box, emulating a gamepad. By default, it also has two Gamepads to be able to play doubles to the titles that we want. A simple solution for those who want to buy something already prepared and ready to play hundreds of classic retro games.
Powkiddy Y6 Specifications
The small TV-Stick Powkiddy Y6 includes the AMlogic S905X2 SoC. This processor is a Quad Core with ARM Cortex-A53 processors capable of reaching 1.6 Ghz that integrates a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU. The VPU includes support for HDR, HDR10 and HLG technologies.
We also have 1 GB of DDR3 RAM inside, 8 GB of eMMC internal storage and a micro SD card with 64/128 GB of storage that already brings almost 10,000 16bit, 32bit games up to N64 or NeoGeo.
In the field of wireless connectivity, we find Dual Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The connectors included are a USB 2.0 port, a USB-C for power, a micro SD card reader and an HDMI 2.0 video output.
Two gamepads with classic PlayStation design are also included. To play wirelessly, we need to use the 2.4Ghz USB receiver that comes with the package.
Price and availability
- The Powkiddy Y6 can be purchased on AliExpress from $53 with free shipping in its version with a 64 GB micro SD card using the seller’s coupon.