Under the name of Alfawise A8 today we present a new Chinese TV-Box of very economic price. A team based on the SoC RK3229 from Rockchip with enough power to play video files even at resolutions 4K@60fps and that can move with ease KODI. Surprise also the presence of Android 8.1 as OS, an absolute novelty under RK3229 SoC that fortunately seems to be updating its SDK.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Alfawise A8 TV-Box is an entry-level equipment with a fairly decent configuration that includes the SoC of Rockchip RK3229 as an engine, a SoC with four ARM Cortex-A7 processors capable of reaching up to 1.5 Ghz and a Mali-400mp2 GPU able to play natively up to 4K@60fps content. This equipment also includes 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of expandable eMMc storage memory thanks to the SD card reader included in one of the sides of the box. An economic configuration but enough to be used as a multimedia player.
Regarding wireless connectivity, the Alfawise A8 TV-Box includes only Wi-Fi b/g/n with internal antenna as it does not have Bluetooth. In terms of connectivity, this TV-Box has a wide range of connectors as we find on the sides of its box 4 USB 2.0 ports, analog AV output, HDMI 2.0 connector, SPDIF digital audio connector and a RJ45 10/100 network port.
Price and availability
- The TV-Box Alfawise A8 can be purchased at Gearbest.com only for $33.92 (€29.03) shipping costs included.