Today we are surprised to find on Aliexpress.com a new Box called X96H that is moved by the hitherto unknown Allwinner H603 SoC. This is a new Quad Core SoC that looks like a smaller version of the Allwinner H6 that includes HDMI IN / OUT as the CPU an the same GPU, but with lower CPU speed. Also the Allwinner H603 includes Android 9.0 as an operating system and this smart Box in particular is well equipped with ports for a low-cost product. We hope to test this new SoC in one of our Reviews.
The Smart TV Box X96H can surely serve us perfectly for KODI and IPTV in 4K, but only to play streaming from Netflix or Amazon Prime in the lowest quality. If you want to watch paid streaming in HD and 4K quality you can see our list of TV-Box certified by Netflix. In terms of power, the results are probably similar to those of the Allwinner H6 SoC with which we can run games with medium load, such as PUBG. We cannot expect great things from this Box of unknown brand at the level of update support.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Smart Box X96H includes a new Allwinner H603 SoC a Quad Core with ARM Cortex-A53 processors that reaches up to 1.5Ghz and an ARM Mali-T720mp2 GPU capable of processing video up to 4K resolutions at 60fps and 6K at 30fps. This Smart Box integrates 2/4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 16/32/64 GB of storage memory that we can expand thanks to the microSD card reader that is located on the side of its plastic case.
At the connectivity level we have WiFi b/g/n in the version with 2/16GB and WiFi aC and Bluetooth 4.1 in the versions with 4/32GB and 4/64GB. At the connector level, its HDMI 2.0a input and output ports, a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, SPDIF audio connector, AV output and a 10/100 network port stand out.
As usual with this Smart Box, cables, power supply and a basic IR control are delivered.
Price and availability
- The X96H TV-Box with Allwinner H603 SoC can be purchased on Aliexpress.com and Gearbest.com from $27.50 (€25.04) with free shipping.
So what stops users over clocking the H603 to 1.8GHz with better cooling?
Limitations in the firmware?