The new AMlogic S905Y4 SoC appears on the market, a low-priced chip that incorporates as a novelty support for the new AV1 codec that is more efficient in services such as YouTube.
The Amlogic S905Y4 arrives in the new MECOOL KD2 dongle, a small multimedia player oriented to streaming, and that already has Android TV 11 certified by Google as an operating system and Chromecast system integrated, although we can count that it will not have a Netflix certificate.
On the Amlogic S905Y4, comment that it incorporates efficient ARM Cortex-A35 consumption cores, but that they are slower than the Cortex-A55 that we can find in the Amlogic S905X4. This SoC has the new AV1 codec and support for video output up to 4K @ 60fps resolutions and compatibility with HDR 10, HDR10 +, HLG & Dolby Vision technologies.
SoC, RAM and storage
The MECOOL KD2 dongle integrates an AMlogic S905Y4 SoC as a motor, a Quad Core with ARM Cortex-A35 processors and an ARM Mali-G31 MP2 GPU that reaches 850 Mhz.
The RAM is 4 GB DDR4 while for storage we have 32 GB, a figure that is not bad considering the format of this type of device.
For wireless connectivity, we have Wi-Fi aC 2×2 MIMO and Bluetooth 5.0. The connectors are minimal, we only see a micro USB power port and an HDMI 2.0 video output. The included remote control is Bluetooth, and we have direct access buttons to Prime Video, Spotify, YouTube and Google Play as well as a microphone for voice functions.
Price and availability
- The new TV-Stick MECOOL KD2 can be purchased in AliExpress only for $123 (€105) with shipping costs and taxes included for Europe using the discount code BESTPLAYTV.