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2 GHz Amlogic S802 brings more speed to Android TV boxes

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Chinese companies have been cranking out Android-powered set-top-boxes and TV sticks for a few years, with most of the best models in the past year powered by Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processors. But there may be a new performance champ in town.

Amlogic’s new S802 processor is an ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core CPU with Mali 450 graphics. It runs at speeds up to 2 GHz, and early tests suggest it could be noticeably faster than an RK3188 chip.

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The processor also handles display resolutions up to 3840 x 2160. And at least two new set top boxes featuring the chip should be available in the coming months.

Tronsmart Vega S89

Geekbuying plans to sell the Tronsmart Vega S89, a hockey puck-shaped box with an Amlogic S802 processor, Android 4.4 KitKat software, and 2GB of RAM.

The box has 16GB of built-in storage, 2 USB ports, a micro USB port, micro SD card slot, 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11n WiFi, HDMI 1.4b, and S/PDIF. There’s an IR sensor for use with a remote control.

Meanwhile, CNX Software noticed that the Tronsmart Vega S89 isn’t the only box with an Amlogic S802 chip. The Eny Technology ES8 (EM8)has similar specs, but a more traditional square-like shape.

The same configuration can be found in the S82 from Netxeon.

 

Source: Liliputing

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