Author Topic: Supretro aka Powkiddy A19 Pandora's Box  (Read 4201 times)

1876 (OP)

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Supretro aka Powkiddy A19 Pandora's Box
« on: November 09, 2019, 07:55:37 am »
Edit: Android handheld initially called Supretro now also being sold as Powkiddy A19 Pandora's Box.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000386016153.html

Original post:
Just watched Taki's video of the Android device Super Retro Handheld. Looks promising.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORKPl81OhzA" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORKPl81OhzA</a>
« Last Edit: December 17, 2019, 05:43:26 pm by 1876 »

TROGO

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Re: Super Retro Handheld
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2019, 02:35:28 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ8fdnGcXIQ
ETA PRIME VIDEO

Possible for CFW with working google play store?

iball

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Re: Super Retro Handheld
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2019, 06:26:08 pm »
Yeah, I'm not trusting this unless there's an option for a clean Android firmware.

1876 (OP)

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Re: Super Retro Handheld
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2019, 11:24:05 am »
Apparently, the device in its current state was not meant to be shipped to Youtubers, according to Taki Udon in his latest video of this device.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gw1tbOF_Wc

He has also added a few comments which sort of make it difficult to guess what the final version will look like:

Quote
- the d pad isn't final
- the buttons are trying to mirror an arcade board
- the name isn't final
- the software and how this system will ship isn't final
- you will have the ability to buy this device unlocked with stock Android 8
- prices aren't final and I would never call something "budget" that sells for over $100. In this space, budget is $0-$80.
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gw1tbOF_Wc&lc=UgxfFFjGGmgt7E7tG494AaABAg

It is also mentioned the final device will be available within a month. I'm really interested to see where this is going.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2019, 11:25:48 am by 1876 »

taizou

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Re: Super Retro Handheld
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 09:50:49 pm »
It's showing up on AliExpress now:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000426823231.html

There still seems to be some dispute over whether this is the "final" product, or something that was just rushed into production for one client before the proper version is ready, but... it's there.

1876 (OP)

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Re: Super Retro Handheld
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2019, 10:09:43 am »
Thanks for the heads-up, taizou. If memory serves, I believe Taki hinted that the final version would have added L1 R1 buttons. The device shown on aliexpress doesn't seem to have any. Probably it's best to wait and see whether this is actually the final version or not. Taki said this device will be available within three weeks just three days ago so not sure what to think of this.

1876 (OP)

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Re: Super Retro Handheld
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2019, 05:37:25 pm »
Now it's also being sold as Powkiddy A19 Pandora's Box
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000386016153.html

DingooSteve

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Re: Supretro aka Powkiddy A19 Pandora's Box
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2020, 03:55:28 pm »
Powkiddy A19 was still a development version. It's new release is called the Retroid Pocket and based on Taki Udon's review, I have ordered one. Links to buy are in the YouTube video here:

https://youtu.be/c25Z8xZS4gE

 

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