The new Box Beelink GT1-MINI 2 is about to reach the market from the brand Beelink, a device that will release the interesting S905X3 SoC from Amlogic that provides significant improvements over the previous S905X2 SoC at CPU level as we have already seen in several comparative articles. As we see at the level of design and connectivity, we are looking at a device identical to the current Beelink GT1-MINI with the only change of Amlogic’s SoC.
The new Beelink GT1-MINI II includes the AMlogic S905X3 SoC a Quad Core that reaches up to 1.9 GHz and integrates a powerful GPU Mali-G31 MP2. As a novelty we have Cortex-A55 CPU cores that substantially improve the performance with respect to the Cortex-A53, as well as the inclusion of a new Cortex-M4 cores and a Neural Network Accelerator that improves the benefits as Virtual Assistants.
At the VPU level we have Amlogic Video Engine 10 (AVE-10) with Dolby Vision HDR support optional, HDR10 +, HDR10, HLG and PRIME HDR in addition to BT.709 / BT.2020 / BT.2100 color profiles. As always we will have versions that will integrate on board 2/4 GB of DDR4 RAM and 32/64GB of eMMc storage memory that can be extended from the microSD card reader that this equipment includes.
The Beelink GT1-MINI 2 Smart Box includes wireless connectivity Wi-Fi AC dual-band and Bluetooth 4.0. The connectors included in the plastic box are a USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, analog audio and video port, a Gigabit Ethernet connector and an HDMI 2.1 video output with 4K@75fps support with HDR.
We also have the first Benchmarks of the Beelink GT1-MINI 2 that includes Android 9 Pie and as usual with user-level firmware only at 32bit, something that Beelink will try to solve in the future. It seems that Amlogic is not in a hurry to build its 64bit system, something that Google has long demanded.
The preliminary tests carried out in the Amlogic S905X3 indicate for now a slight increase in CPU level and similar results in terms of GPU since as we have seen it mounts exactly the same Mali-G31MP2 model.
Price and availability
- The Beelink GT1-MINI II can be purchased shortly in the usual online stores at a price similar to the current GT1-MINI.
- Soon we will publish a complete review of the Beelink GT1-MINI 2 with all the details besides the usual comparison of the S905X3 against all the SoCs of the market.