With a design similar to the Miyoo Mini Plus and Anbernic RG35XX, MagicX has seemingly announced a new retro handheld, the XU HD. The news comes from @forthenext on X.

The XU HD is said to have the following specs:

  • Display: 3.2-inch 4:3 display
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Connectivity: No WiFi
  • Software: Linux-based MagicX OS

The XU HD joins an ever-growing list of smaller, retro handhelds like the Miyoo Mini, GKD Pixel, and the upcoming Powkiddy V10. However, the XU HD has its ambitions set on its smaller screen with a high resolution, maximizing pixel density.

MagicX has supposedly given the XU HD an insanely high resolution for its size. With a 3.2” screen, it sports a 1024 x 768 resolution usually reserved found on devices with displays at 6” or larger. For comparison’s sake, the RG35XX has a 3.5” screen. However, it uses the industry standard 640 x 480 resolution commonly found on devices of this size.

The announcement omitted details such as the chipset and display type. Given the aforementioned resolution in such a small form factor, it could prove to be one of the better screens that we’ve seen on retro handhelds.

With a target price of $40 USD, it would also pit the XU HD as one of the less expensive devices compared to its counterparts. The Miyoo Mini Plus launched with a retail price of $50. But, with the offerings stated above for the XU HD, it would have a screen almost twice as dense, while also being $10 less. Retro Handhelds will keep you informed of official announcements and any new specs or information.

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