Today we find a curious Box called X96 Link in Chinese stores that combines the classic functionalities of a Smart Box with Android and adds in the same box a Router with all kinds of functionalities. The X96 Link combines an Amlogic S905W SoC for the Android part and a SIFLOWER SF16A18 Chip that handles the operation part of the router. Undoubtedly a combination that surely may be of interest to function as a wifi signal repeater as well as a media player.
SoC, RAM and storage
The TV-Box with Android X96 Link integrates at hardware level the Amlogic S905W SoC, a Quad Core with ARM Cortex-A53 processors and a Mali-450 MP5 GPU. It has 2GB of DDR3 RAM, 16GB of eMMc storage memory and a microSD card reader located on the side of the black plastic case that allows us to increase its internal storage.
At the wireless connectivity level we only have WiFi aC Dual Band with two external antennas. As for connectors, this mini Smart Box includes 4 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI 2.0 port with maximum 4K@30fps output, an analog port for audio and video, WAN Gigabit network port and 2 LAN 10/100.
It also includes a very basic infrared remote control, cables and power supply in the box.
Price and availability
- The Box X96 Link can be purchased on Aliexpress.com and Gearbest.com only for $42.84 (€39.29) with free shipping.