If we trust to the advertising for the new Tv-Box MECOOL KM8 we can see is certified by Google, although it is hard to believe, this would give full access to all the features of Android TV in its version based on Android 8.0 Oreo which is the one that includes this TV -Box. This mediaplayer is based on the SoC quad core S905X, so playing video at 4K@60fps is not a problem and it also includes a remote control with microphone that enables it to search with voice on AndroidTV. In theory a very interesting team if it is really certified by Google, we will try to see in a review soon.
SoC, RAM and storage
The MECOOL KM8 TVBox is powered by the Amlogic S905X SoC, a Quad Core with 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores capable of reaching 1.5GHz and a Mali-450mp5 GPU. On the board we find 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and 16 GB of eMMc storage memory that can be extended from the microSD card reader that includes this equipment on one of its sides. A combination of specifications enough to move multimedia without problems as well as most of the Android games.
The MECOOL KM8 includes wifi b/g/n with external antenna although it does not have bluetooth. The connectors included in the perimeter of the plastic box are a pair of USB 2.0 ports, HDMI 2.0a video output, analog audio and video output for old TVs and a RJ 455 10/100 network connector. According to the specifications has DRM certificates like Google Widevine L1 to see Netflix FullHD and support for Microsoft Playready which also allows us to see Amazon Prime Video in high quality, also seems to have support for Chromecast something that Google only opens to very specific devices .
Price and availability in stores
- The TV-Box MECOOL KM8 can be purchased at Gearbest.com for $75.85 (€65.24) shipping included.