Lately we do not have much news in the world of SoC’s for TV-Boxes with Android, chips that by the way are also widely used in Smart TV, but everything indicates that Amlogic is preparing a new SoC called Amlogic A311D. A new SoC that we assume is still in the early stages of development and that we will soon see in the market, maybe in Q1 2019, like other of its announced SoC’s as the S905X2 or the S905D2.
Amlogic A311D would be a Hexa Core distributed in 2 clusters, one with 4 ARM Cortex-A73 processors and another with 2 ARM Cortex-A53 processors, the GPU would be a 4-core Mali-G52 ARM with support for Vulkan 1.1, OpenGL 3.2 and OpenCL 3.2, it would include a NPU (Neural Processing Unit) in its configuration for AI works, in the VPU section we have support 4K2K@60Hz with CEC, HDR and 4K decoding h.265, VP9 and AVS2. This SoC would be compatible with RAM DDR3/4, LPDDR3/4, storage memory eMMc, Gigabit Ethernet and alternatively it would have support for the Dolby and DTS licenses. We must also highlight the jump to the kernel 4.9.99 something that we hope will bring us firmware with 64bit by default and different improvements.
As you can see, the Amlogic A311D is a SoC that makes a substantial jump in power compared to what Amlogic now has in the market and very similar to the base configuration that seems for the next Amlogic S922.