Follow the invasion of Android TV-Box Chinese by the new Amlogic S905X2 SoC. This time we find in the online store Gearbest.com the new IM96, a device that only catches the attention due to its metallic box with an WiFi antenna. The rest of its specifications are quite poor for the price it has, only 2GB of RAM and if this is added to the fact that they do not have any brand that apparently supports it, this certainly makes it an unattractive box.
SoC, RAM and storage
The TV Box IM96 includes the well-known S905X2 SoC from Amlogic, a Quad Core that reaches up to 1.8GHz and integrates a powerful Mali-G31 MP2 GPU. As a novelty in video playback we have a new VPU with an 8th generation TruLife engine that integrates specific hardware to encode and decode. This model includes 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 16 GB of eMMc storage memory that can be extended from the microSD card reader included in this equipment.
The Box IM96 includes the level of WiFi dual band connectivity with external antenna and bluetooth 4.1. The connectors included in the sides of the box are a USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, analog audio and video port, a RJ45 10/100 network connector, SPDIF digital audio port and an HDMI 2.1 video output with support for Dynamic HDR.
The system installed is Android 8.1 in its classic version and includes an IR remote control and cables.
Price and availability
- The TV-Box IM96 can be purchased at Gearbest.com for $ 52.31 including free shipping.