New low-cost boxes equipped with the new Allwinner H618 SoC keep arriving at AliExpress, this time in a Box called G96Max. Same name used by another of these boxes but with SoC S905X4, for more confusion, bravo!
As we said, the unremarkable thing in this Box with Android is the new Allwinner H618 processor, a small evolution of the Allwinner H616 that seems to once again provide compatibility with Android 12 and finally hardware decoding for the AV1 codec. The rest of its hardware is normal and allows us to use this box as a 4K multimedia center without problems or to install and use apps of all kinds, including games, without too much graphic demand.
Inside the Smart Box G96Max we have an Allwinner H618 SoC whose manufacturing process and other details are unknown. 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 different versions of this Smart Box 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 that it includes on one of its sides.
In the field of wireless connectivity, we have dual-band Wi-Fi aC with internal antenna and Bluetooth 5.0. As connectors, we find in its plastic case 2 USB 2.0 ports, a 10/100 network connector, an analog audio and video output jack and an HDMI 2.0a video output port that allows us to output video in up to 4K@60fps resolutions.
A simple infrared remote control, power supply and HDMI cable are delivered with the G96Max 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 G96Max Android Box can be purchased on AliExpress for a price that starts at $35 with free shipping in its 2/16 GB version.