New Box of the Chinese brand Mecool, which this time presents a box very similar to its KM3 but now includes the new Amlogic S905X3 SoC as a novelty and is called MECOOL KM1. This box also includes Android TV 9 certified by Google as an operating system, with support for GoogleCast and a remote that we see that includes shortcuts to YouTube, Google Play and Amazon Prime video. Despite the Google certification forget to see platforms such as Netflix in 4K quality to lack direct permissions of these platforms.
SoC, RAM and storage
The MECOOL KM1 includes the AMlogic S905X3 SoC, a Quad Core manufactured in 12nm that reaches up to 1.9 GHz speed and integrates a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU, you can see the power of this SoC in a comparative article of the S905X3. This chip has 4 ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores and also an NPU for iA. The VPU is an Amlogic Video Engine 10 with support Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10 +, HDR10, HLG and PRIME HDR among others. This Box has 4 GB of DDR4 RAM and 64GB of eMMc storage memory that can be expanded from the microSD card reader included on one side of the quadrangular box.
At the level of wireless connectivity we find integrated in Dual Band Wifi aC board with internal antenna and Bluetooth 4.2. The connectors included in the plastic box are few, only a USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, a 10/100 Ethernet connector, an HDMI 2.1 video output and a connector for analog audio and video output.
Price and availability
- The new MECOOL KM1 can be purchased at Gearbest.com from $ 79.99 with free shipping.
Yet another box. Too bad all of KM8, KM3 and KM9 didn’t received any updates after release. And they’re not bug-free
Is anyone able to explain,if this is genuine Android TV, why there is references to phone in the settings ?
I have both an Android TV and an Xiaomi Mibox S and after reading all the specs. I purchased one of these Mecool Android TV? boxes. On initial set up all appeared legit,but when I started to set it up to suit me it appeared immediately obvious that it is/was generic Android,the same as most Chinese Boxes.
Have Android TV certificate don’t implies OS perfection, is just a Google certification.