Android 11 comes to Chinese Boxes with the Amlogic S905X4 SoC, as today we discovered on AliExpress the Smart Box X96 X4 that comes with this version of Google’s operating system.
A Box that in its design stands out for including in its perimeter a multicolor LED strip with different lighting modes and that we assume can be deactivated. The new features of the Box X96 X4, in addition to including Android 11, are centered on its Amlogic S905X4 SoC, capable of natively playing video files encoded with AV1 and which you can see our comparison against other current chips. Also interesting is the presence of a Gigabit Ethernet connector, a must if you want to wire this Box.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Smart Box X96 X4 includes the AMlogic S905X4 SoC, a Quad Core manufactured in 12 nm with low-power ARM Cortex-A55 processors that theoretically reach 2 GHz speed and integrates a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU. The VPU includes 4K@60fps, HDR, HDR10 and HLG support.
We have different versions with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 32/64 GB of eMMc storage and a micro SD card reader.
In the field of wireless connectivity, all its versions have dual-band Wifi aC and Bluetooth 4.1. The connectors included in the plastic box are a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port, 3.5 mm AV connector, SPDIF digital audio output, Gigabit Ethernet and an HDMI 2.0 video output. As usual, HDMI cable, power supply and a basic IR remote control are included to be able to use this Smart Box from the first moment, although we have other options with different remote controls.
Price and availability in stores
- The X96 X4 Smart Box with the Amlogic S905X4 SoC can be purchased at:
- Geekbuying.com only for $49 ($42.5) with the code 5OPGHBDF.
- AliExpress only for $54.05 (€45.40) with the code VONTARTOP.