As every year we take a tour of the IFA Berlin 2019 to see what’s new in the MINIX brand. On this occasion we have many new products among which stands out its first TV-Box with Android TV OS and Google Certification, the new and powerful model with SoC Amlogic S922XJ and two mini PCs with new design. Without a doubt a very complete year for this brand, all these devices we will see in detail in future reviews as usual.
MINI NEO T5
The new MINIX NEO T5 includes the Amlogic S905X2 Quad Core SoC with ARM Cortex-A53 processors and an ARM Mali-G31 MP2 GPU, integrates a TruLife Gen8 VPU with advanced HDR support for video playback. We have 2 GB of LPDDR4 RAM memory and 16 GB of eMMc storage memory. At the wireless connectivity level we have Wifi 2 × 2 MIMO Dual Band and Bluetooth 4.2. The connectors included in the plastic box are a USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, a gigabit Ethernet connector, audio jack with SPDIF support and HDMI 2.0 video output.
The operating system of this model will be Android TV 9 Pie that has Google certification, thanks to this we will have Google Chromecast that we can use with Google applications such as YouTube (Netflix not yet, but it is a first step). HDMI cable and IR remote control are included.
- The MINIX NEO T5 is expected to leave in October for a price close to $85.
MINIX NEO U22-XJ
The new MINIX NEO U22-XJ includes the Amlogic S922XJ SoC, a Hexa Core manufactured in 12nm with 4 ARM Cortex-A73 + 2 ARM Cortex-A53 processors, the GPU manufactured is the powerful ARM Mali-G52 MP6 that allows us to run games like PUBG without problems. This variant of the S922XJ processor includes official support for Dolby Vision and Dolby audio.
At the VPU level we have the Amlogic Video Engine (AVE-10) processor with support for the latest generation video formats. The RAM will be 4GB DDR4 and the storage is 64GB eMMc expandable thanks to a microSD card reader. We will have WiFi aC 2 × 2 MIMO and Bluetooth 4.2, at the connector level we have 3 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB Type-C for data, Gigabit Ethernet connector, SPDIF digital audio output, an HDMI 2.1, microSD reader and two jack audio The operating system will be Android 9 with a new MINIX launcher.
- The MINIX NEO U22-XJ is expected to leave in November for a price close to $170.
MINIX NEO G41V-4
The MINIX NEO G41V-4 mini passive PC (successor to the MINIX NEO N42C-4) includes an Intel Celeron N4100 Quad core processor that includes an Intel UHD Graphics 600 GPU. The RAM is 4GB DDR4 2400Mhz, not expandable, while At storage level we have 64GB of eMMc storage memory that can be expanded thanks to an M.2 SATA slot accessible from the lower area. Includes in wireless connectivity WiFi aC 2 × 2 MIMO Dual Band with internal antenna and Bluetooth 4.2.
As for ports we have 4 USB 3.0, a Gigabit network connector, audio jack, microSD card reader and triple video output with an HDMI 2.0a, VGA and DisplayPort port. This model has a new design of the upper part with air outlet and anti-dust net, is compatible with the VESA anchor without screws of MINIX and will bring Windows 10 installed. Without doubt a very interesting solution for digital signage.
- The MINIX NEO G41V-4 miniPC will be available in November for a price of around $270.
MINIX NEO WHISKEY LAKE
The new MINIX NEO WHISKEY LAKE mini PC (still without an official name) can integrate 8th Gen Intel Whiskey Lake processors from the Celeron singles to the Intel Core-i7, This model has two SODIMM memory slots and supports S.2 MATA disk inside. This model has active ventilation inside.
As for ports we have 4 USB 3.0, microSD card reader, two Gigabit Ethernet connectors, audio jack, microSD card reader and double video output with an HDMI 2.0a port and another DisplayPort. It also has a COM connector for industrial uses that seems to be its main market.
- The MINIX NEO WHISKEY LAKE miniPC is in an early development phase.