Amlogic S905W2 with Android 11 and AV1 reaches the TV-Box


New AMlogic SoC that we find browsing AliExpress, the S905W2, a chip intended for low-end TV-Box, but which for the moment comes at an out-of-place price.

The X98 is the typical Chinese Box that only attracts attention for integrating the new Amlogic S905W2, a chip from which we do not have all its data such as the clock speeds of its CPU and GPU. It is precisely in the GPU where we find something new, since it is capable of decoding video of the AV1 codec and up to 4K @ 60fps resolutions and with HDR 10+. The operating system is also a positive point, since we have Android 11 in its tablet version, naturally not certified by Google, so that the reproduction of content from paid streaming platforms will be at a minimum quality.

SoC, RAM and storage

The TV Box X98 integrates as its heart the new Amlogic S905W2 SoC, a Quad Core with ARM Cortex-A35 processors and a MALI-G3 MP2 GPU.

It has 2/4 GB of DDR3 RAM, 16/32/64 GB of eMMc storage memory and a micro SD card reader located on the side of the black plastic box that allows us to increase its internal storage capacity.

Other features

As for wireless connectivity inside the X98 we have Dual band Wi-Fi aC with internal antenna and Bluetooth 5.2. In the connectors section, this mini Smart Box includes 2 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI 2.0 port, SPDIF audio output, micro SD reader, 10/100 network connector, infrared port extension and finally an analogue port for audio and video.

Also included in the box is a simple infrared remote control, power supply and all the necessary cables to get it started right out of the box.

Price and availability in stores

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aindriu

How good is this Android box – Amlogic S905W2 compared to something like – Amlogic S905X4?

Kim

We don’t know, but will be lower than s905x4 of course.
Soon we try to do a review of this soc in our classic comparative.

Radek

You should compare it to cortex a53. Cortex a35 clocked 2.0 is equal a53 1.4ghz. amlogic cortex a55 s905x4 is more powerfull.

Kim

Now the device have a decent price, updated.
Our unit is OTW.

C00l

I brick my tx3mini with S905W2 firmware, and can’t find stock firmware everywhere,do you find it ?

Kim

Use our serach.

C00l

is that available for tx3mini ?
Thx for tour reply

C00l

Sry I Can’t Find for S905W2, it’s just default S905W

aindriu

great, thanks for the info.

Radek

Are you sure it is cortex a53.? or is cortex a35.

Kim

Yes, typo error.