GPD XP Plus Modular Handheld Console Received a new powerful Media Tek Dimensity 1200 Processor

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The GPD XP Plus is a new version of the portable console under Android from the Chinese manufacturer GamePad Digital and comes with improvements in performance, connectivity, storage and battery charging. The GPD XP Plus is an evolution of the basic concept announced last year. This new model GPD XP   Plus Modular Handheld Console now received Media Tek Dimensity 1200,   WIFI 6 and Android. 

The enormous versatility of the use of smartphones has caused the fall from grace of several product categories, such as cameras. Also portable consoles. Sony left the market and Nintendo itself had to reinvent itself with the Switch to compensate for the drop in sales of the Nintendo 3D. The announcement of the Steam Deck by Valve was a shock and thus machines like the GPD XP came onto the market.

According to GPD, the XP Plus will feature a Media Tek Dimensity 1200 chipset, increased RAM and ROM, fast charging capabilities, and USB Type-C compatibility. It will also feature the same interchangeable controls as the Nintendo Switch. Apart from that, GPD also stated that they initially used the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC for the new handsets, but ultimately decided to go with the Dimensity chipset.

Initially, the flagship Snapdragon 888 processor was installed in the console, but the second version of the console was supposed to receive the Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen1, but then the manufacturer decided to equip the new product with the top Media Tek Dimensity 1200 processor with a maximum frequency of 3 GHz. The image below clearly shows the difference between the performance of the two versions:

The original GPD XP handheld is also modular (with interchangeable controls) and features a 6.81-inch touchscreen with 2400x1080p resolution, runs on Android 11 and is powered by the Mediatek Helio G95 chipset. The device also comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which makes for good specs considering it's a gaming-focused handheld device.

The new version of the device will be released in an updated design, and will also be equipped with a gyroscope, a three-axis compass, gravity sensors, slots for nano-SIM and micro SDXC cards, a Type-C port and DP 1.2 for displaying images on an external monitor. In addition to games, you can make and receive calls with XP PLUS.

Android gaming devices have an interesting history in the grand scheme of all things tech. While longtime industry players like Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft have strengthened their grip on the gaming market with dedicated consoles, other devices like the Ouya, Nvidia's Shield Tablet, and handheld devices (all running on modified versions of Android) have arrived. and lost to less than ideal success rates and sales. This doesn't seem to bother GPD, especially if you look at their consistent device launches.

However, GPD XP Plus should be an attractive technology when it hits the market. Even if you already have a fairly fast Android smartphone, you can opt to purchase a standalone gaming controller as an easy way to add physical controls to your mobile gaming experience.

Specification

GPD XP PLUS (expected)

GPD XP

Display

6.81 inches
2400 x 1080 pixels
388 ppi
60 Hz
84% NTSC color gamut
IPS LCD
500 nits
10-point multitouch
Corning Gorilla Glass 5

6.81 inches
2400 x 1080 pixels
388 ppi
60 Hz
84% NTSC color gamut
IPS LCD
500 nits
10-point multitouch
Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Processor

MediaTek Dimensity 1200
1 x ARM Cortex-A78 CPU cores @ 3 GHz
3 x ARM Cortex-A78 CPU cores @ 2.6 GHz
4 x ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores @ 2 GHz
ARM Mali-G77 MC9 GPU

MediaTek Helio G95
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 CPU cores @ 2.05 GHz
6 x ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores @ 2 GHz
ARM Mali-G76 MC4 GPU @ 900 MHz

RAM

6GB LPDDR4x-4266

6GB LPDDR4x

Storage

128GB UFS 3.1
microSD card slot (up to 2TB)

128GB UFS 2.1
microSD card slot (up to 2TB)

Battery & Charging

7,000 mAh
65W USB-C support (30W included)

7,000 mAh
20W USB-C

Connectivity

WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.2
(dual-SIM)
2G: GSM B3/8
3G: WCDMA B1
4G: TDD-LTE B34/38/39/40/41
4G: FDD-LTE B/1/2/3/5/7/8/12/17/20/26/28
GPD, A-GPS, GLONASS

WiFi 5
Bluetooth 5.0
(dual-SIM)
2G: GSM B3/8
3G: WCDMA B1
4G: TDD-LTE B34/38/39/40/41
4G: FDD-LTE B/1/2/3/5/7/8/12/17/20/26/28
GPD, A-GPS, GLONASS

Sensors

Gravity
Gyroscope
Compass

Gravity
Gyroscope
Compass

Ports

USB Type-C (DisplayPort 1.2 4K/60Hz, 2K/120Hz, 1080p/168 Hz support)
1 x 3.5mm audio
1 x microSD card reader (up to 2TB)
1 x SIM card slot

1 x USB-C
1 x 3.5mm audio
1 x microSD card reader (up to 2TB)
1 x SIM card slot

Audio

Stereo speakers

Stereo speakers

Left Controller

Analog stick
D-Pad
Back, Home, Return buttons
2 x Shoulder buttons

Analog stick
D-Pad
Back, Home, Return buttons
2 x Shoulder buttons

Right Controller

3 Controller module options:
Xbox Controller Module
FPS Controller Module
MOBA Controller Module

3 Controller module options:
Xbox Controller Module
FPS Controller Module
MOBA Controller Module

Camera

5MP front-facing

5MP front-facing

Cooling

Active fan

Active fan

Dimensions

233 x 83 x 18 (Xbox controller)
216 x 83 x 18 (FPS controller)
205 x 83 x 18mm (MOBA controller)

233 x 83 x 18 (Xbox controller)
216 x 83 x 18 (FPS controller)
205 x 83 x 18mm (MOBA controller)

Weight

370 grams (Xbox controller)
350 grams (FPS controller
330 grams (MOBA controller)

370 grams (Xbox controller)
350 grams (FPS controller
330 grams (MOBA controller)

OS

Android 11
GPD Metro UI

Android 11
GPD Metro UI

Price

???

$341

 

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