We already have available the roadmap from Amlogic with the new SoC’s that will be released during this 2018 and in which we find 3 new SoC’s, S905C, S905X2 and S922, although really only one of them, the Amlogic S922, presents great newness.
Clearly the SoC Amlogic S905C is oriented to the Chinese market as it includes support for the standard of TDT Chino AVS+. For the rest it is a Quad Core with ARM Cortex-A53 processors and a Mali-450mp2 GPU with HDR10-HLG support and ability to play video at 4K@60fps. It also surprises the support at the operating system level of TVOS, surely an interface based on Android and designed for Chinese TV.
Undoubtedly the Amlogic S905X2 is the heir of the popular S905X, a SoC that maintains the original four ARM Cortex-A53 processors but that nevertheless includes a mysterious Dvalin MP2 GPU with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10+, H.265 and VP9 among others. One important point in this SoC is the jump in the manufacturing system leaving aside the 28nm.
With the Amlogic S922 we have the most powerful news, but unfortunately we have few details. We only know that in this SoC we will have a jump to A7X / A5X cores and a next-generation ARM GPU with support for all HDR standards. It will also include support for USB Type-C, MIPI-CSI / DSI interfaces for external displays or cameras and will be able to encode 4K video even in 3D. Naturally in this new SoC we will see the leap to a new manufacturing system with smaller size and consumption and possibly have a version for tablets.