As a PS Vita owner, I believe that each handheld Android console that launches adds another nail in the coffin of the device I own. My console is laying somewhere covered with dust, because there simply aren’t enough appealing titles to play on it. However, the JXD S5800 handheld Android console may be an alternative nowadays.


This new device comes from Hong Kong device maker JXD and looks a bit like the first PSP generation. Basically, we’re dealing with a mini tablet, a 5 inch device with a quad core processor and phone calling abilities. This model was first rumored in March this year, but the hardware was only finalized recently.

The product will pack a 5 inch qHD IPS screen, a MediaTek MTK6582 ARM Cortex A7 quad core CPU and 1 GB of RAM. There will also be 8 GB of storage on board, a microSD card slot, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and GPS. Bluetooth 4.0, 2G/3G GSM and a 3000 mAh battery round up the specs list. On the camera side we’ve got a 5 MP unit at the back and 0.3 MP typical front webcam.

A cool aspect here is the official support for 16 game system emulators, for the likes of PlayStation 1, PSP, Nintendo 64, MAME and GameBoy Advance.