Today we have an unexpected surprise and it is that Android 9.0 has reached the Amlogic S912 SoC the top-tier processor of the previous generation of this brand, something that we did not expect in any way. The first Box we see with Android 9.0 and SoC S912 is the Tanix TX9S, a low-end price device with an Octa Core SoC that fits perfectly and is capable of playing smoothly video even in 4K @ 60fps resolutions. Of course for the price you have, less than $34.99, we do not have a wide range of connectors or WiFi connectivity to the latest, but as we say it can work as a media player perfectly.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Tanix TX9S Box includes Amlogic’s powerful Octa Core S912 SoC with ARM Cortex-A53 processors and a Mali-T820 MP3 GPU with support for video decoding up to 4K@60fps resolutions with HDR among other virtues. This equipment integrates in its motherboard 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB of eMMc storage memory that we can expand thanks to the included SD card reader. A valid configuration to be able to run even any 3D game like the demanding PUBG.
At the wireless connectivity level the Smart Box Tanix TX9S includes only WiFi b/g/n and does not have bluetooth. As connectors we only have at its rear an HDMI 2.0 interface with support for video output resolutions up to 4K @ 60fps, a pair of USB 2.0 connectors and a Gigabyte network port. The operating system is Android 9.0 and includes an IR remote control and cables.
Price and availability
- The Tanix TX9S Tv-Box can be purchased on offer at Gearbest.com only for $34.99 (€22.63) with free shipping using the GBCNTX9S discount coupon