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.
You can find more info about the device here: Retroid Pocket 3 specifications.
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.
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: