Anbernic has launched the RG405V, a gaming handheld that runs Android 12 out of the box and can run emulators to boot retro games on generations-old consoles like the PlayStation 2, PSP, Wii, 3DS, GBA, and Family Computer, to name a few.
The good news is that if you’re interested in picking up the Anbernic RG405V in the Philippines, you can now purchase it for as low as P8,509, or roughly $149 converted, on Shopee. The base model comes with 128GB of onboard storage but lacks a microSD card slot for additional storage. The versions that offer microSD card expansion and come with 128GB and 256GB microSD cards are priced at P8,999 ($158) and P9,859 ($173), respectively.
Anbernic RG405V official unboxing video (with translation)
The Anbernic RG405V is available with a gray or transparent casing, but you can also get it with a wood-grain finish, adding to the gaming handheld’s retro appeal. In terms of hardware, the device looks like a modern Game Boy, featuring a large 4-inch HD touchscreen, ABXY face buttons, a pair of hall joysticks, rear paddle buttons to simulate the four shoulder triggers of newer controllers, as well as a six-axis gyroscope sensor for motion-sensing games.
Inside, the RG405V is powered by an octa-core Unisoc T618 processor with Mali-G52 graphics and 4GB of RAM. It also packs a built-in cooling fan and a relatively large 5,500mAh battery that’s rated for up to 9 hours of use on a single charge. When it hits empty, the battery can be recharged to full capacity in about three hours via USB-C.
Connectivity-wise, the Anbernic RG405V supports both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functions and can even stream to compatible screens via the Moonlight app for Android. Handheld emulators that run Android are rare in the retro-gaming space, but if you ask us, you might be better off booting emulators on your current Android phone and playing them with a USB-C or Bluetooth controller, which can be bought for cheap online.
Anbernic RG405V specs
- 4-inch IPS display, HD resolution (640 x 480)
- ABXY face buttons, shoulder triggers, LR hall joysticks, D-pad, paddle buttons
- Unisoc T618 octa-core CPU
- Mali-G52 GPU
- 4GB LPDDR4X RAM
- 128GB eMMC storage
- microSD card slot (optional)
- 5,500mAh battery with USB-C charging
- Android 12
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