It seems that Rockchip is lately updating some of its latest SoCs very quickly to the most modern versions of Google’s system, since today we already have Android 11.0 for the Rockchip RK3318 SoC.
Today we see that the cheap Box X88 PRO 10 is available in Aliexpress with Android 11.0 installed, when until now we had only seen it with Android 10. Surely the software differences between the two versions are minimal, but it will always sell better with the option with a more modern OS.
The X88 PRO 10 will allow us to use KODI without problems even in 4K resolutions as well as applications such as IPTV and others. The weakest points of this Smart Box are its low-end GPU and the usual absence of certificates for paid streaming platforms such as Netflix, so we will not be able to view content in 4K.
SoC, RAM and storage
The TV-Box X88 PRO 10 integrates as an engine the Rockchip RK3318 SoC that has four ARM Cortex-A53 CPUs capable of reaching 1.5 Ghz and a Mali-450 MP5 GPU that includes native H.265 and VP9 video decoding up to in 4K @ 60fps resolutions with support for HDR. It has versions with 2/4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 16/32/64/128 GB of eMMc storage memory that we can expand by adding a memory card in the included micro SD card reader.
In the field of wireless connections, this Chinese Box has Dual Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 in all its versions. On the sides of the plastic box we have a USB 3.0 port, another USB 2.0, 10/100 network connector, SPDIF digital audio output, analog AV jack and an HDMI 2.0a port that allows you to get up to quality video resolutions 4K @ 60fps. The classic IR remote control, power supply and an HDMI cable are included to start using this Box right out of the box.
Price and availability in stores
- The Smart Box X88 PRO 10 with SoC RK3318 and Android 11 can be purchased on Aliexpress from $ 30.80 with free shipping in its version with 4/32 GB.