GamePad Digital, also known as GPD, is a brand specializing in the production of Android based gaming handhelds. We briefly touched upon them during the top 5 Android gaming handhelds post last year, and now they’re in the process of making another handheld supposedly named the GPD XD.
Looking at the design, it’s clearly inspired by Nintendo’s successful DS series, minus the iconic touchscreen at the bottom. On the face of the device, there’s the normal set of action buttons and a d-pad, along with a pair of analog nubs and two buttons next to the sliders. The speakers are located at the bottom of the front, and appear to be stereo speakers.
On the rear, there’s 2 standard sized shoulder buttons, along with a pair of smaller shoulder buttons as well. The ports on the rear compromise of a microSD card slot, a HDMI-out port, a microUSB port and a DC charging port. Upfront, there’s the display and some rather thin bezels.
The device is rumoured to have the RK3288 chipset with a Mali-T764 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal flash storage, expandable memory, a 4000mAh battery and a 5-inch 1280x720p HD IPS display. It’s still unknown what the price will be, though going by GPD’s previous devices, it should be well under $200.
A launch date was not given, but we expect the device to be launched later this year, probably in the half of the year.
What do you think about the device? It’s definitely piqued my interest, and I’ll probably pick one up if the specs are on the money and the price is right.