ZX Spectrum Next Interview & Presentation

The ZX Spectrum Next has now been revealed. We see the presentation LIVE & speak to Henriqiue Olifiers right after to get his thoughts and views on this new Design by Rick Dickinson - original designer of ZX81, ZX Spectrum, Plus, 128 and QL.

More info: www.specnext.com 

GamesYouLoved had first hand experience of seeing the first worldwide reveal of the ZX Spectrum Next by Henrique Olifiers at Play Expo Blackpool on Saturday 30th May.

Below you can watch for yourself the hour long presentation and post launch interview we got with Henrique Olifiers afterwards.

Here Henrique reveals the vision and passion behind rekindling the Sinclair and ZX Spectrum approach to design, functionality, value for money and fit for purpose for gamers and coders alike.

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Designed by original Sinclair Research, product designer Rick Dickinson, the ZX Spectrum Next promises to reflect the amazing style and design flair of many of the Sinclair products of the early 1980s.

Alongside Rick and Henrique - they have assembled a core team of experts in the field of hardware and software to make this a strong proposition to their up and coming crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Information on this can be received if you sign up at their website: www.specnext.com - see more on the team below:

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Alongside the design and look of the computer - it will pack a serious punch with HDMI outputs and much much more. You get the original experience as a computer as the hardware contains a Z80 processor with the ability to play old classics and more demanding new games made for the spectrum fan even in 2016!

What’s inside the ZX Spectrum Next:

Processor: Z80 3.5Mhz and 7Mhz modes

Memory: 512Kb RAM Video: ULA+ featuring expanded video modes and colours

Video Output: RGB, VGA, mini HDMI (mini HDMI requires RPi Zero add- on)

Storage: SD Card slot, with DivMMC-compatible protocol

Audio: AY-3-8912 or FM2149 audio chips (selectable) with stereo output Joystick: DB9 compatible with Interface 1 or Interface 2 protocols (selectable) PS/2 port: Mouse with Kempston mode emulation or an external keyboard

Extras: Multiface functionality for memory access, savegames, cheats etc.

Tape support: Mic and Ear ports for tape loading and saving

Interview with Henrique Olifers:

Presentation of the ZX Spectrum Next:

Classic games to be played:

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NEW developed games to be played:

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