Mecool KM3 is a new model of TV-Box very similar to the current Mecool KM9 at the level of specifications and that we saw recently in a REVIEW. A device that has the new Amlogic S905X2 SoC, which as a novelty has the Android TV 9 Pie system installed by default and a remote with microphone that helps us to correctly manage this environment. As a curiosity it is indicated that it has a Google Certification and that it allows to do Google Cast, although we would like to check this point to verify the funtionality.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Mecool KM3 includes as engine the AMlogic S905X2 SoC a Quad Core that theoretically reaches up to 2 GHz and integrates a new and powerful GPU Mali-G31 MP2. As a novelty in video playback we have a new VPU that integrates specific hardware to encode and decode h.265 and VP9 codecs. We have on board 4 GB of DDR4 RAM and 64 GB of eMMc storage memory that can be extended from the microSD card reader that includes this equipment on one side.
The Mecool KM3 TV-Box includes Wi-Fi ac 2×2 dual band and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity. The connectors included in the plastic box are not many since we only have one USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, analog audio and video port, a 10/100 Ethernet connector and an HDMI 2.1 video output with 4K@60fps support with dynamic HDR and HDCP 2.2.
In this new version as we see we have a remote with voice control, the operating system is Android TV 9 Pie and it is assumed that it has Google Certificate compatible with Google Cast, also has support for YouTube 4K, there is no Netflix trace or Amazon Prime Video with what possibly does not have DRM certificates.
Price and availability
- The MECOOL KM3 TV-Box can be purchased at Gearbest.com for only $79.99 (€71.20) including shipping.
I just bought this from geekbuyIng. When it showed up there is no internet browser and Google play has limited apps. Any help to get chrome on this box?
Android TV systems don’t have browser by default, the apps selection are less than in classic Android.
Install Puffin TV Browser is the best for Android TV.
I would never buy if I knew that almost all android programs can’t be installed. I am very disappointed. I have another android tv box with android 8.1 and it is much better.