The list of multimedia players certified by Google and with the ability to play streaming of payment platforms up to 4K resolution is getting longer every day.
Today we find the Hako mini, a small decoder originally from Taiwan that makes its leap to the international market with Android TV 10 certified by Google as OS. A dongle oriented 100% to streaming, with very similar features among others to the EKO KATV10 that we saw months ago. We can use the Google Assistant without problems through the remote control thanks to the microphone and send content through its integrated Chromecast. In the minimalist Bluetooth remote control, we also see direct access buttons on the remote control for Netflix, YouTube and Google Play.
SoC, RAM and Storage
The little Hako mini includes an AMlogic S905Y2 SoC, a Quad Core chip manufactured in 12 nm certified for Dolby Audio with ARM Cortex-A53 processors, an ARM Mali-G31 MP2 GPU with support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision video technologies.
The RAM is 2 GB DDR3 and the storage is a limited 8 GB eMMc, which is not possible to expand, since it does not have a micro SD card reader or a USB port.
As for wireless connectivity, it includes Dual Band Wi-Fi aC and Bluetooth 4.2. While in terms of connectors we only have an HDMI 2.1 port and a micro USB for power, which limits it a lot even though it is a Stick oriented in all its aspects to the reproduction of streaming content.
Price and availability in stores
- The little Hako mini can be purchased from the Banggood.com online store for around €65 / $72 with free shipping and VAT included for Europe.