New Chinese Box that we found on AliExpress under the name of HK1 RBOX H8 and that is based on the recent SoC Quad Core Allwinner H618.
A Box that already comes with at least Android 12 as a system and with a chip that finally supports hardware decoding for the AV1 codec, although it is still a small evolution of the Allwinner H616. The rest of its hardware falls within the normal range and allows us to use this box as a multimedia centre up to 4K UHD resolutions without problems or to install and use apps of all kinds, including emulators and games, without too much graphic demand.
As always, in this type of Box, it is better to forget about updates and remember that they are not suitable for viewing videos in the highest quality in the apps of paid streaming platforms.
HK1 RBOX H8 Specifications
Inside the Smart Box HK1 RBOX H8 we have an Allwinner H618 SoC 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 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 the side of its circular box.
In the field of wireless connectivity, we have Wifi 6 with internal antenna and Bluetooth 5.0. As connectors in its plastic box we find 2 USB 2.0 ports, a 10/100 network connector, an analogue audio and video output jack and an HDMI 2.0a video output port that allows us to take video up to 4K@60fps resolutions.
A simple infrared remote control, power supply and HDMI cable are delivered with the HK1 RBOX H8 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 HK1 RBOX H8 with Soc Allwinner H618 can be purchased on AliExpress from $25 with free shipping.