After a long wait since its presentation, we already have available in Chinese stores such as Aliexpress.com the first Box with the new Amlogic S905X4 SoC, the MECOOL KM6 is available in two versions, Classic or Deluxe.
The Amlogic S905X4 Quad Core SoC included in the MECOOL KM6 is the main novelty, a chip that now includes as its main improvement support for the AV1 codec, which is being adopted by large streaming companies to compress video with high image quality and low data consumption. We also have Android TV 10 certified as an operating system, with built-in Chromecast and a Bluetooth remote with microphone included, with which we can give orders to Google Assistant and which includes direct access keys to Amazon Prime Video and YouTube. Keep in mind that this box is not certified by Netflix, so we will not be able to view the content in 4K UHD quality, and we will stay in SD+.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Mecool KM6 Smart Box includes the AMlogic S905X4 SoC, a 12 nm Quad Core with ARM Cortex-A55 processors that theoretically reach 2 GHz speed and integrates a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU. The VPU includes HDR, HDR10 and HLG support.
This box has two versions, the KM6 Classic Edition with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of eMMc storage and another called KM6 Deluxe Edition with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, both with a micro SD card reader.
In the area of wireless connectivity we find that the KM6 Classic variant has Wifi aC and Bluetooth 4.2, while the KM6 Deluxe model has Wifi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. The connectors included in the plastic box are a micro SD card reader, USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, AV connector, Ethernet 10/100 and an HDMI 2.1 video output.
As usual, an HDMI cable, a Bluetooth remote control with a built-in microphone for using Google Assistant and a power supply are included so that this Smart Box can be used right away.
Price and availability
- The TV-Box Mecool KM6 Classic Edition can be purchased at the Gearbest, Geekbuying or Aliexpress online store for $58.96 (48€) with shipping included.
- The TV-Box Mecool KM6 Deluxe Edition with 4/64 GB, Ethernet Gigabyte, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 can be purchased at Aliexpress only for $93 (78$) with shipping included.
- It is very possible that it will take a long time to send it.