It seems that Android 13 lands on the Allwinner H618 SoC, as we found on AliExpress the Box M98-8K PLUS with this version installed.
This is the main and only novelty that we find in this cheap range Box, since the hardware that accompanies it falls within the usual. The Allwinner H618 SoC in the M98-8K PLUS is a small evolution of the Allwinner H616, which has support for HDR10 high dynamic range video technology. A box that can function as a multimedia center up to 4K UHD resolutions without problems or to install and use apps of all kinds, including emulators and games without too many graphic needs.
As always in this type of cheap box range better forget about upgrades and remember that they are not suitable for watching video at maximum quality in the apps of paid streaming platforms.
M98-8K PLUS Specifications
Inside the TV Box M98-8K PLUS we have as engine an Allwinner H618 processor manufactured in 28 nm. This is a chip that integrates 4 ARM Cortex-A53 processors capable of reaching 1.5 Ghz and an ARM Mali-G31 MP2 GPU.
Of this Android Box we have the usual versions with 2/4 GB of RAM DDR3 and 16/32/64/128 GB of eMMc storage memory that we can expand thanks to the micro SD card slot included on the side of its small circular box.
Other outstanding features
In the field of wireless connectivity we have Wifi aC Dual Band with internal antenna and Bluetooth 5.0. As connectors we find on the sides of its plastic case 2 USB 2.0 ports, 10/100 network connector, analog audio and video output jack, SPDIF digital audio output and an HDMI 2.0a video output port that allows us to output video up to 4K resolutions at 60fps.
The M98-8KPLUS comes with a simple infrared remote control, power supply and HDMI cable so you can start using this box just by taking it out of the box and connecting it to your TV.
Price and availability
- The TV-Box M98-8K PºLUS with Android 13 can be purchased on AliExpress from about $23 with free shipping in its version with 2/16 GB.