Single board computer manufacturer Orange Pi Ltd is working on a portable gaming console that will come with either a Rockchip RK3588S processor for Android/Linux gaming, or AMD Ryzen 7 7800U/6800U for Windows gaming.
The industrial design looks to be the same for all models with a 7-inch touchscreen display, a D-Pad, two joysticks, XBOX-styled ABXY buttons, two customisable buttons on the back, two microphones, stereo speakers, three USB ports including one only for charging,
The Orange Pi portable gaming console will be offered in three variants when it launches in China in October during Golden Week:
- AMD Ryzen 7 7840U processor with 16GB RAM, 512GB storage running Windows 11 for an early bird price of 3,000 RMB ($434 US), or a regular price of 3,499 RMB ($506).
- AMD Ryzen 7 6800U with Windows 11 selling for 2,000 RMB, or about $289 US (early bird price).
- Rockchip RK3588S octa-core Arm Cortex-A76/A55 running Linux or Android (dual boot) for 1499 RMB ($217). That one will be the regular price in China.
[Update: Orange Pi’s CEO told CNX Software pricing has not been decided, so those are just estimated prices, also see comments section]
There’s no information on the Orange Pi website, with the only details coming from Bilibili, RetroDodo, Reddit, and YouTube. But I could confirm the game console was real after contacting Orange Pi. I did not manage to get extra information, however, except it will not be only for the Chinese market and they will sell worldwide after the launch in mainland China. As a side note, the Chinese website from the company does have some interesting images with a Linux smartphone and another portable game console design… But again, there’s no product page for either.
Orange Pi is not the first SBC manufacturer to enter the portable gaming console market, as Hardkernel has done this for years with their last model – the ODROID-Go Ultra – being the most powerful so far thanks to the Amlogic S922X hexa-core Cortex-A73/A53 processor, but still a way off the performance of the upcoming Orange Pi gaming console.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.