The new SoC RK3318 from Rockchip premieres on a TV-Box without prior notice. The Wechip X88 Pro is a low-cost box is the first we see in using this SoC, it includes the Android 9 system as a novelty and has several options of RAM and internal storage. For now we have little information about the RK3318 SoC, it seems a variant of the RK3328 SoC with some secondary capacity trimmed that we have not managed to detect.
At the quick review level we can see the possible performance of the Wechip X88 Pro in a similar model that we have already analyzed. This model of Android TV-Box that can be used as a basic media player with KODI or IPTV and where we can also run simple games without too much demand for resources. We must remember that these cheap Boxes do not have secured support and do not have DRM certificates with which we can only see Netflix as a basic image. If you are interested to watch Streaming of payment in HD quality and 4K you can see our list of TV-Box with DRM certificates compatible with these services.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Wechip X88 Pro Box, as we have already mentioned, has the new Soc Rockchip RK3318 that integrates four ARM Cortex-A53 processors capable of reaching 1.5Ghz and a Mali-450 MP5 GPU that includes native decoding of H.265 and VP9 video up to 4K@60fps resolutions with support for HDR. It has versions with 2/4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 16/32/64 GB of eMMc storage memory that can be extended by adding a memory card in the included microSD card reader.
At the level of wireless connections this TV-Box has WiFi b/g/ n and not have Bluetooth. On the sides of the box we have a USB 3.0 port, another USB 2.0, 10/100 network connector, analog AV jack, SPDIF digital audio output and an HDMI 2.0a port that allows up to 4K @ 60fps video resolutions. It includes the classic IR remote control and an HDMI cable.
Price and availability in stores
- The TV-Box Wechip X88 Pro can be purchased on Aliexpress.com for $ 25.59 with free shipping.