Here, we look at the Retroid Pocket 3, which definitely is in the watchlist of many a retro gamer. As of 4th August, the product has officially been released.
To say that the Retroid Pocket 2+ was a success would be an understatement. With a decent enough processor, great ergonomics, and the right price tag, it turned out to be quite a success.
It is thus no wonder, that the retro gaming community is looking forward to the Pocket 3 with great anticipation.
Retroid Pocket 3 Specifications
Here are the full specifications of the Retroid Pocket 3:
- Unisoc T310 quad-core processor (1 x A75/3 x A55 CPU)
- 2GB and 3GB RAM options
- 32GB on-board storage
- 4.7-inch touchscreen with 16:9 aspect ratio
- 750 x 1334 display resolution
- 4000mAh battery
- Support for OTA
It will be available in the following colors: Orange, Black, White, Indigo, 16bit, Retro.
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Retroid Pocket 3 Pricing
The Pocket 3 gets a price bump compared to the Pocket 2/2+. It costs $119 for the 2GB RAM/32GB ROM version, and $129 for the 3GB RAM/32GB ROM variant.
Naturally, we expect the majority of buyers to go with the 3GB RAM variant.
Retroid Pocket 3 vs Retroid Pocket 2+
|Category||Android-based retro consoles Android-based retro consoles|
|Display resolution||750 x 1334 pixels 640 x 480 pixels|
|Display size||4.7-inch 3.5-inch|
|Built-in storage||32GB 32GB|
|SD card slot||Yes, up to 512GB Yes, up to 512GB|
|Processor||Unisoc quad-core Tiger T310 Unisoc quad-core Tiger T310|
|GPU||PowerVR GE8300 PowerVR GE8300|
|Battery capacity||4000mAh 4000mAh|
|WiFi||Yes, 2.4GHz + 5GHz Yes, 2.4GHz + 5GHz|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0 Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Dimensions||184.6 mm x 81.3 mm x 24.2 mm 150 mm x 80 mm x 25 mm|
Previously, from leaks:
Leaked images give a glimpse at how the Retroid Pocket 3 looks
Retroid clearly seem to have gone for mass appeal here. As clearly evident, the ‘retro’ factor that the Retroid Pocket 2 scored high on, seems to be missing here. Which in itself is a sign of this category of electronics starting to gain mass adoption. Or so I think…
Here’s a promo video:
Rounded edges, symmetry and minimalism seem like the highlights of this design of the Retroid Pocket 3.
More leaked details of the Retroid Pocket 3
To start with, let’s have a look at the design schematics, which gives a clear outline of how the device will look.
What colors will the Retroid Pocket 3 be made available in?
The Pocket 2+ comes in five colours. Retroid seem to have added another color to the mix, so the Pocket 3 will ship in six different shades. We don’t know yet what they will be called, but you can have a look at all of them right here.
What will the specifications of the Retroid Pocket 3 be?
There is no word on the internals of this upcoming retro handheld yet. However, it would be safe to assume it will continue to run Android. Given the fact that Retroid seem to be targeting the masses this time around, they’d probably want to go with a chipset that’s more widely available.
Having said that, similar to the MediaTek on the Miyoo P60, I feel the folks at Retroid will go ahead with a MediaTek/Qualcomm processor.
As for the price, expect it to cost around the $150 mark, given the expected specifications.
Thanks to website RetroDodo and YouTuber Taki Udon, we know a couple of more things about the Pocket 3. Nothing major, but the packaging and user manual of the Pocket 3 have surfaced. Have a look below: