Most of the streaming devices based on the RK3528 SoC that we showed recently were in the TV Box format. Today we have for you an H96 MAX M3 TV Stick with Rockchip RK3528 SoC. M3 TV Stick is a budget HDMI Stick that offers 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC storage, supports WiFi 6, and runs on Android 13 OS. It certainly won’t break your budget as it’s available from $25 and up.
H96 MAX M3 TV Stick with RK3528 SoC Details
First of all, as befits an HDMI stick device, it is a really small streamer. It measures only 98.7 * 37 * 13.2mm and weighs 40g, so you will have no problem carrying it. The M3 TV Stick from the H96 MAX brand is powered by the already well-known Rockchip RK3528 SoC. This chip is a Quad Core with ARM Cortex-A53 processors that go up to 2.0 GHz and a modest ARM MALI-450 MP2 GPU. It is worth noting that the chipset supports video playback up to 8K@25-30fps for H.265/HEVC, and 4K@60fps with HDR10+. Unfortunately, it does not support AV1 video decoding.
By the way, we want to mention that this is not a certified TV Stick and without specially crafted applications you will have problems playing high-definition video on paid streaming platforms. Nevertheless, it easily serves as a multimedia player, even in 4K resolution, to run applications, and basic games and that’s it.
As we mentioned, the M3 TV Stick runs on Android 13 OS, and has 2GB RAM DDR3 and 16GB eMMC. Like most streaming devices of this type, the number of I/O ports is very limited. The streaming stick has a USB 2.0 port, a 3.5mm jack for an IR receiver, an HDMI 2.0 video output port (male), and a DC 5V/2A port. When it comes to wireless connectivity, we have 802.11ax WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
Availability and price
H96 MAX M3 TV Stick you can find on Aliexpress from about $25. The TV Stick comes with a simple and aesthetically pleasing infrared remote control with a microphone for voice assistant commands, as well as a power supply. According to the offer, the streaming stick supports OTA updates as well as UI customizations.