The Chinese brand Mecool has just presented a new device with android, which this time goes a little out of the line to which we were accustomed to its MECOOL Now KA2.
A device totally oriented towards video conferencing, both by design and hardware and that includes Android TV 10.0 certified by Google as a system. As you can see, it is specifically designed to be placed on top of a TV or monitor and make video calls autonomously, although due to its hardware, with Amlogic S905X4 SoC, it can be used as a normal Smart Box.
For video calls, it includes a 2 MP camera with a resolution of 1980 x 1020 pixels that is accompanied by 2 long-range microphones and a 5 W speaker. On its front we find a button with which you can directly access Google DUO videoconferences, various indicative LEDs and switches to physically override the microphone and cover the webcam and thus fully preserve our privacy. It also supports ZOOM, Skype, and Tik tok.
SoC, RAM and storage
The MECOOL Now KA2 Smart Box includes the AMlogic S905X4 SoC, a Quad Core manufactured in 12nm 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. We have in this Box with versions of 2/4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 16/32/64 GB of eMMc storage and a micro SD card reader.
In the field of wireless connectivity we find Wi-Fi aC 2T2R and Bluetooth 4.2. The connectors included in the plastic box are a USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, AV connector, 10/100 Ethernet, an HDMI 2.0 video input and an HDMI 2.1 video output with support for up to 4K @ 60 fps resolutions.