Mecool KM9 is the latest TV-Box that comes with the new SoC of Amlogic S905X2, a chip that we hope to review soon and that promises a good jump to the graphic and video level compared to the previous generation. This new TV-Box takes us with a fairly complete configuration with 4GB of RAM and the typical microphone control, which in theory will let us search by voice. The operating system is Android 8.1 although for this SoC an update to the new Android P is expected soon.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Mecool KM9 includes as engine the SoC of AMlogic S905X2 a new 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 with Amlogic Video Engine (AVE) that integrates specific hardware to encode and decode h.265 and VP9 codecs. We have 4 GB of DDR4 RAM and 32 GB of eMMc storage memory that can be extended from the microSD card reader that includes this equipment on one side.
The Mecool KM9 TV-Box includes Wifi dual-band AC and Bluetooth 4.1. 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.
Price and availability
- The new Mecool KM9 TV-Box can be purchased at Gearbest.com, Geekbuying.com or Banggood.com for $69.99 (61.6€) including free shipping.
What model of WI-FI module is installed ?
WiFi: 2.4G/5GWiFi, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1
When the unit for review arrives i can open it and see.
Using this device now for +- 10 days.
Lot of hung apps (Kodi crashing) freezing box according the specs this shouldn’t be necessary where a simple Tanix tx3 did the work before.
Waiting for a more stable rom 🙁
Early firmware. Do you pass DRMinfo? any certificate like Widevine or Playready?
Supports NETFLIX 4k?
Go for xiaomi mi box or shield.
This box supposedly has DRM level 1 with HDCP 2.2., yet it can’t play 4k netflix or prime 4k, you sure?
Do you see any real evidence? We will test when comes.
Only nvidia shield and xiaomi mi box have netflix real certification.
Just pre-ordered this KM9 with Banggood for a reduced price of $59.99, I couldn’t resist….and I tried. 4 gigs of DDR4 ram? I was a bit concerned about the S905x2 only because I kept on hearing how the S912 is better and reliable. Concerned only until I read this article about the 905×2 being fairly new architecture. I was also placed at ease knowing that the 32 gigs of Rom was emmc flash instead of Nan. USB 3.0, Dual WiFi and a new and powerful GPU Mali-G31 MP2. I’ve been used to seeing Mali 800 series, and I had no… Read more »
New soc, new SDK… we will see.
At hardware level is very interesting, but the firmware is a incognito.
Send your feedback when you test it.