The Steam Deck will have a competitor under Android signed GPD

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The GPD XP is a console in a laptop body. It offers three sets of controllers (FPS, Moba and Xbox) and even has a small fan to prevent overheating.

GPD XP //


GamePad Digital (GPD), a company specializing in microcomputers and portable consoles, is launching crowdfunding on Indiegogo to finance its next console, the GPD XP, as presented by the Minimachines.net site. Their goal is to raise $200.


No doubt encouraged by the success of the Switch, whose OLED model has just been released, and the enthusiasm around the Steam Deck, the Chinese firm seems to want to offer a model a little more accessible than its GPD Win 3, sold around the 1000 euros.

A console in a smartphone body

If you're used to a smartphone spec sheet, you shouldn't be out of place, as it looks a lot like a redesigned modular console phone. Modular, because delivered with a set of three pairs of magnetic controllers, which can be attached to the sides, a bit like the Switch.



The FPS module of the GPD XP. //

Two of the three controller duos respond to a very specific type of game, in this case FPS and Moba, while the third takes up the buttons and configuration of an Xbox pad.

The whole thing runs on Android 11, with an interface called GPD Metro over it. However, it will not be possible to make a phone call with this device, despite 4G compatibility. However, the manufacturer promises that most instant messaging applications work well.

IPS panel and fan

The 6,81-inch screen is also pierced with a selfie camera at the bottom left (in a horizontal position) and an integrated microphone will still ensure videoconferences, or even publish hard video content on networks. social, as specified in the presentation of the product, which quotes TikTok.


On the panel side, no OLED, but IPS LCD, all in FHD + resolution, at 60 Hz and with a contrast ratio of 1500:1.



Inside, there is a MediaTek Helio G95 SoC (8 cores), 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage, with the possibility of adding a MicroSDXC card up to 2 TB. Small interesting detail for freshness and the comfort of use, the case is equipped with a fan at the back. This is not a first for a smartphone: a model like the Nubia Redmagic 6 already offers a fan.


The console will be delivered with an autonomy that looks more than correct: the brand promises 12 hours of autonomy thanks to its 7000 mAh battery. Completing all of this should take some time. The manufacturer announces a charge in 2h30, thanks to a 20 W charger.

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