After the arrival of the Beelink GT1-MINI 2, which you will soon have our Review and opinion published on our website, other Boxes that mount the new Amlogic S905X3 SoC begin to appear in Chinese stores. This Chip, intended to replace the well-known Amlogic S905X2, is the heart of the Smart Box with Android S9 Max, a product that points to the low range judging by its hardware, of which all the data is not listed by the way. Curiously, it seems that it includes a screen rotation function as standard, something very useful for the digital signage sector.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Box S9 Max includes the AMlogic S905X3 SoC a Quad Core manufactured in 12nm that reaches 1.9 GHz and integrates a powerful Mali-G31 MP2 GPU. As a novelty includes Cortex-A55 CPU cores, a Cortex-M4 processor and an NPU for iA. The VPU is an Amlogic Video Engine 10 with Dolby Vision optional HDR, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG and PRIME HDR support. This Smart Box is available with 2/4 GB of RAM and 16/32GB of eMMc storage memory that can be expanded from the included microSD card reader.
The Smart Box S9 Max includes dual-band Wi-Fi wireless connectivity and does NOT have Bluetooth. In the connectors included in the plastic box are a 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. The operating system is Android 9.0 and an IR remote control with key cloning function is included.
Price and availability
- The Smart TV-Box S9 Max can be purchased on Aliexpress.com only for $36 (€32.95 ) with free shipping in its version with 2 / 16GB.