We don’t have too many options on the market to buy a TV-Box with a 4G-LTE modem included and a new Box like the new M96-4G LTE is always welcome.
This is a fairly simple Smart Box in hardware, since it uses a SoC like the RK3229 and although it claims to include 4G-LTE connectivity, it does not specify any data from the modem, which does not inspire much confidence. What we do know is that it is capable of operating 24 hours a day and that it includes features such as screen rotation, widely used in digital signage, a sector, along with the industrial sector, where this type of Box is usually used. As a more solvent alternative we recommend the RKM MK DS02 of which at least you have all its specifications.
SoC, RAM and storage
The TV-Box M96-4G LTE includes the Rockchip RK3229 SoC as an engine, a chip with four ARM Cortex-A7 processors capable of reaching 1.5 GHz and a Mali-400 MP2 GPU capable of natively reproducing video up to 4K @ resolutions 60fps. This equipment also includes 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and 16 GB of eMMc storage memory.
Regarding wireless connectivity, the TV-Box M96-4G LTE includes, in addition to the 4G-LTE modem that we have already discussed, Dual Band Wi-Fi with external antenna. In terms of connectivity we do not have too many options, since we only find 2 USB 2.0 ports, analogue AV output, HDMI 2.0 connector, SIM card reader and a 10/100 RJ45 network port on the back of the box.
The operating system in Android 7.1 and among the accessories we have a simple infrared remote control.
Price and availability
- The M96-4G LTE Smart Box with RK3229 SoC can be purchased on Aliexpress.com from $65.73 including shipping.