Despite the recent presentation of the Amlogic S905X4 SoC to its predecessor, the S905X3 chip still has a long way to go given its lower price and performance.
The I96 Pro is a new Media Player that we find today in AliExpress based on the S905x3 SoC and that already includes 4 GB of RAM, so we will not have problems when using Apps like KODI. Its specifications are the usual ones for its price, and we are only struck by its remote control with microphone to use the Android search engine and direct access keys to Netflix, YouTube and Google Play.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Chinese I96 Pro Box includes the AMlogic S905X3 SoC, a Quad Core manufactured in 12nm, which reaches up to 1.9 GHz of speed and integrates a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU. This SoC has 4 ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores and also an NPU for iA. The VPU is an Amlogic Video Engine 10 with support for HDR10 +, HDR10 and HLG among others. This Box is available in versions with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 32/64 GB of eMMc storage memory that can be expanded from the included micro SD card reader.
In the field of wireless connectivity we find Dual Band Wi-Fi aC and Bluetooth 4.1 for all versions of this Smart Box. The connectors included in the plastic box are the usual ones that we find in most boxes, a USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, a 10/100 Ethernet connector, an analogue AV interface, SPDIF digital audio output, extender for the IR sensor and an HDMI 2.0 video connector. The operating system is Android 9.0 and an IR remote control is included.
Price and availability in stores
- The Smart Box I96 Pro can be purchased in AliExpress from $41.68 with shipping costs included in its 4/32 GB version.