The Amlogic S905Y4 SoC has already been making the leap to cheap Chinese TV-Boxes for months, and today we find another of these devices under the name of Utocin S12.
This Android Box already comes with Android TV 11 as the operating system and with native decoding of the latest generation AV1 codec. We also found that according to advertising, it theoretically has the WideVine L1 certificate with which we can view Disney + and other streaming services in 1080p or higher video quality.
For the rest, the Utocin S12 is the typical Chinese Android Box from which we cannot expect firmware updates and which has specifications in line with its price, although with an AMlogic SoC that can give us a lot of play.
Utocin S12 Specifications
The Android Box Utocin S12 includes an AMlogic S905Y4 processor manufactured in 12 nm. This Chip is a Quad Core with ARM Cortex-A35 processors and an ARM Mali-G31 MP2 GPU that reaches 850 Mhz. A SoC that includes decoding of the new AV1 codec, support for video output up to 4K@60fps resolutions and compatibility with HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG and Dolby Vision technologies.
Inside its plastic case, we have 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and 16 GB of eMMc storage memory soldered on board that can be expanded from the micro SD card reader included on the side of the plastic case.
Regarding wireless connectivity, we find Dual Band Wi-Fi aC and Bluetooth 5.0. The connectors included in the plastic box are two USB 2.0 ports, an analogue audio and video port, a 10/100 Ethernet connector, SPDIF digital audio output, and an HDMI 2.1 video output.
The operating system is Android TV 11.0 and a Bluetooth remote control with microphone and various shortcut keys to streaming platforms is included.
Price and availability
- The Utocin S12 TV-Box with AMlogic S905Y4 SoC can be purchased on AliExpress from around $40 with free shipping by applying the discount code that the seller gives us.
I want pay more, even +20 $, but Dolby Vision is priority.
Sadly, this one is useles, without DV and DA support.
Maybe china understand this some time.
Low cost china brands can’t access to DA and DV, only the big ones like Xiaomi…
Dolby is licenze thing, they should pay for every device.
If this noname or mecool can have ATV, so they can make DV and DA device.
Just won’t do this. If HDR10 was not free, they even give this 😀
They need contracts with Dolby, can’t reach this level.
Mecools are remarked boxes from certified assemblers such as skyworth.
HDR10 is no problem.
Just go to the big fish to have DV and DA.
Maybe xiaomi mi box 4s max pro, global version will has Dolby Vision.
But strange, because china region is with out this.