Today we find a new SoC in the Chinese market oriented to the most economical Smart TV Boxes with the Amlogic S905L2. A chip that is a variant of the well-known AMlogic SoC S905X and that seems to lack the VP9 video codec, although at the moment the specifications we have are quite confusing.
We found this SoC integrated into a cheap box that we located in AliExpress called X7 a computer that basically stands out for integrating 4 GB of RAM at a really affordable price. The rest of its hardware is fairly basic and the operating system is Android 9.0, although it seems that we will soon have Android 10 for this new SoC from Amlogic.
SoC, RAM and storage
As we see in the TV-Box X7 we have the new Amlogic S905L2 SoC that includes 4 ARM Cortex-A53 processors of 64bit capable of reaching up to 2.0 GHz, in the graphic section we have a Mali-450 MP5 GPU that would reach 750 Mhz and includes support for video decoding up to 4K@60fps resolutions with HDR. The RAM memory is 4 GB DDR3 and the storage memory is 32 GB eMMC.
For wireless connectivity this time we only have Dual Band Wifi with internal antenna, since this Box lacks Bluetooth. The connectivity options are basic with a pair of USB 2.0 ports, 10/100 network connector, 3.5 mm jack for analog audio and video output and an HDMI 2.0 port.
Price and availability
- The Smart Box X7 with SoC AMlogic S905L2 can be purchased at Aliexpress.com only for $24.31 (€21.02) with shipping included.