Another cheap-range Android Box that appears on AliExpress, this time called Aurora TV Box 1 Gen and that seems oriented towards IPTV, although no details are given.
The Aurora TV Box 1 Gen Box has Android 12 as OS and is based on Quad Core Allwinner H618 SoC which has hardware decoding support for AV1 codec and is a small evolution of Allwinner H616. Of the rest of its specifications, highlight the presence of Wi-Fi 6 connectivity supported by an external antenna, something that will always give us better coverage. Due to its hardware, this box can function as a multimedia center up to 4K UHD resolutions or to install and use apps of all kinds, including emulators and games, without too much graphic demand.
Remember that in the Aurora TV Box 1 Gen you cannot watch video in the highest quality in the apps of paid streaming platforms, since it does not have DRM certifications.
Inside the TV-Box Aurora TV Box 1 Gen we find a low consumption SoC Allwinner H618 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.
We have the usual versions of this Android Box for sale with 2/4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 16/32/64 GB of eMMc storage memory that we can expand thanks to the micro SD card slot included on the side of the box plastic circle.
In the field of wireless connectivity, we have Wi-Fi 6 with an external antenna and Bluetooth 5.0. As connectors, we find in its plastic box 2 USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit LAN network connector, SPDIF digital audio output and an HDMI 2.1 video output port that allows us to take video up to 8K@60fps resolutions.
A simple infrared remote control, power supply and HDMI cable are delivered with the Aurora TV Box 1 Gen to be able to start using this Box just by taking it out of the box and connecting it to our TV.
Price and availability
- The TV-Box Aurora TV Box 1 Gen can be purchased on AliExpress from €32.24 / $30 with free shipping in its version with 2/16 GB.