It seems that the entry-level RK3318 SoC has enough time, since today we found that the new TV-Box H96 MAX V12 comes with Android 12.
A system update is always welcome, although surely few Android Boxes, or none, will receive the update to Android 12 knowing how the Chinese manufacturers of cheap boxes work. On the other hand, the H96 MAX V12 is the typical cheap product, suitable as a 4K media player, internet surfing and simple games. If you want more details about the performance of the Rockchip RK3318 processor, you can read our review.
As always, keep in mind that this Box is not suitable for viewing high-quality video on paid streaming platforms, since this Chinese Box does not have any type of certificate, and we will have to limit ourselves to the most basic quality.
H96 MAX V12 Specifications
The Box H96 MAX V12 integrates the Rockchip RK3318 SoC manufactured in 28 nm as its central core. A chip that has four ARM Cortex-A53 processors capable of reaching 1.5 Ghz and a Mali-450 MP5 GPU that includes native H.265 and VP9 video decoding up to 4K@60fps resolutions with support for HDR .
There are versions available with 2/4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 16/32/64 GB of eMMc storage memory that we can expand by adding a memory card to the SD card reader that we see on the side of the box.
In the field of wireless connections, this TV-Box has Dual Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with internal antenna. On the sides of the box made of plastic we have all its connectors, which are a USB 3.0, another USB 2.0, a 10/100 network connector, a 3.5 mm jack for analogue audio and video, and an HDMI 2.0a interface that allows up to video resolutions in 4K@60fps quality.
It includes a simple remote control that works by infrared, power supply and all the cables to be able to use it from the first moment right out of the box.
Price and availability
- The H96 MAX V12 Smart TV with Android 12 can be purchased on AliExpress from $33 with free shipping.