The usual bombardment of clone boxes on AliExpress begins, equipped with the new Allwinner H618 processor, and this time we find the Box called X98H.
A Box that does not provide anything new in terms of hardware in any of its aspects, since to begin with the Allwinner H618 SoC is a minimal evolution of the Allwinner H616 that only provides compatibility with Android 12 again. A box that at least already includes connectivity Wi-Fi 6, something that seems to be the trend in other boxes that mount this Allwinner processor.
Yet another box with Android valid for running apps and using it as a 4K media player for those of you who don’t have too many demands and don’t need to use paid streaming platform apps.
Inside the Smart Box X98H we have an Allwinner H618 SoC whose manufacturing process and other details are unknown. This is a chip that integrates 4 ARM Cortex-A53 processors capable of reaching 1.5 Ghz and an ARM Mali-G31 MP2 GPU.
We have different versions of this Smart Box with 2/4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 16/32 GB of eMMc storage memory that we can expand thanks to the micro SD card slot that it includes on one of its sides.
In the field of wireless connectivity, we have dual-band Wi-Fi 6 with internal antenna and Bluetooth 5.0. As connectors, we find in its plastic case 2 USB 2.0 ports, SPDIF digital audio output, 10/100 network connector, analogue audio and video jack and an HDMI 2.0a video output port that allows us to output video up to resolutions 4K@60fps.
A simple infrared remote control is delivered with the X98H, optionally we can buy a more sophisticated one, power supply and HDMI cable to be able to start using this Box just by taking it out of the box and connecting it to our TV.
Price and availability
- The TV-Box with Android 12 X98H can be purchased on AliExpress from $26 with free shipping in its simplest version.