We already have in stores the first Android TV-Box that debuts the SoC Rockchip RK3568, it is the UGOOS UT8 that offers a fairly powerful hardware with up to 8 GB of RAM.
This new Box has two versions the UGOOS UT8 with 4/32 GB configuration and the UGOOS UT8 Pro that offers 8/64 GB, we also have Wi-fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 with two large external antennas. In addition, this device has interesting software options thanks to the firmware of the UGOOS brand that always takes care of this aspect, including for example automatic refresh change or SAMBA server. The default operating system is Android 11 64 bits that we can manage from the first moment with the small Bluetooth remote control that is included. The price, however, is quite high.
SoC, RAM and storage
The UGOOS UT8 Smart Box includes the new RK3568 SoC from Rockchip, a Quad Core with ARM Cortex-A55 processors of low power consumption and 64 bits that reach up to 1.99 Ghz, with a Mali-G52 2MP GPU and an NPU for iA with a power of 0.8 TOPS. A SoC very similar to the RK3366 that we have already seen in one review, the changes only affect the internal storage section.
The RAM memory is 4/8 GB DDR4, the storage is 32/64 GB eMMc depending on whether we select the Pro version or the basic version. We have a micro SD card reader in case we want to expand the storage.
In the field of wireless connectivity includes Wi-Fi 6 2T2R and Bluetooth 5.0 with two external antennas. The connectors we have in this case are two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 3.0 OTG, a USB 2.0, SPDIF digital audio output, Gigabit Ethernet port, output audio jack, input jack and an HDMI 2.1 video output with support for resolutions up to 4k@60Hz HDR.
Pricing and availability for UGOOS UT8
- The UGOOS UT8 Smart Box with the new Rockchip RK3568 SoC can be purchased at Geekbuying from $199 / €178 with free shipping, using the coupon NNNUGOOS07 for its two versions.