OGA-BE Linux gaming console

Hardkernel has announced its latest Linux-based handheld gaming console dubbed Odroid-Go Advanced Black Edition or OGA-BE with new hardware upgrades.

It is an upgrade over Odroid-Go Advance Portable, which featured 1GB RAM, a 3.5-inch color display, and was powered by the Rockchip RK3326 processor. Users received the console well, but the lack of WiFi and Type-C charging were some of the downsides highlighted by users.

Now, Hardkernel has launched OGA-BE with an upgraded 1.1 PCB that brings the WiFi module and USB-C port to the console. The company has also added R2 and L2 buttons to improve the gaming experience further and appease the PSX game fans.

OGA-BE Specifications

  • 3.5″ 320×480 TFT LCD (Wide-viewing angle display
  • Rockchip RK3326 quad-core Arm Cortex-A35 processor @ 1.3GHz with Mali-G31 MP2 GPU
  • 1GB DDR3L @ 786Mhz, 32 Bits bus width RAM
  • 16MB SPI Flash for bootloader, Micro SD Card slot (UHS-1 Capable interface)
  • 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n WiFI 4 via ESP-WROOM-32 module (40~50Mbps with iperf)
  • 3.5mm audio jack, 1x USB 2.0 host port, USB Type-C port
  • F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, A, B, X, Y, Direction Pad, Left Shoulder, Right Shoulder, Analog joystick, R2, L2 buttons
  • 3,000mAH battery offering 10 hours of continuous playing time

While the original Odroid Go Advance portable was available for $55, the company has launched OGA-BE at $59, which means for just $4 extra, the company is offering WiFi connectivity, new hardware buttons, and Type-C charging support.

The company will start shipping OGA-BE from May 25 onwards, and you can purchase the Linux-based portable console from Hardkernel’s official website.

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