Some time ago we wrote about new SoCs from Amlogic (S905X2 and S905y2 were shown at IBC 2018). More and more new devices appear on the market with Amlogic S905X2 (for TV Box) & Amlogic S905Y2 (for TV Dongle). You’ve already had the opportunity to see a few TV Boxes with the new S905X2 SoC, that’s why today we want to show you a new TV Dongle. X96S TV Stick is powered by S905Y2 SoC and is currently available on Gearbest on Flash Sale. X96S TV Stick (2GB / 16GB) is available for $37.99, and with 4GB / 32GB for $48.99.
If you are a fan of HDMI Stick format, then you certainly can not pass by the X96S Android TV Stick. The producer responsible for the X96 MAX TV Box has also prepared the Android TV Dongle version, of course with the S905Y2 SoC dedicated for this format. As we mentioned, the X96S TV Dongle, in addition to the mentioned SoC, is available with 2GB RAM or 4GB RAM DDR4, and 16GB or 32GB eMMC storage. TV Stick also runs on Android 8.1. More below in the specification.
X96S Android TV Stick specifications:
- CPU – Amlogic S905Y2 quad core ARM Cortex-A53 @ up to 2.0 GHz
- GPU – Mali-G31 MP2 “Dvalin” GPU
- Memory – 2GB LPDDR4 or 4GB LPDDR4
- Storage – 16GB eMMC or 32GB eMMC flash, micro SD card slot
- Video & Audio Output – HDMI 2.1 output with HDR up to 4K UHD @ 75 Hz
- Video Codecs – VP9 Profile-2 up to 4K 60fps, 10-bit H.265 up to 4K 60fps, AVS2-P2 up to 4K 60fps, H.264/AVC up to 4K 30fps, H.264 MVC up to 1080p60, MPEG-4 ASP up to 1080p60 (ISO-14496), etc..
- Connectivity – Dual-band WiFi AC (aka WiFi 5), and Bluetooth 4.2
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 port
- Misc – IR expansion jack
- Power Supply – 5V via micro USB port
- Dimensions – 98 x 33 x 13 mm
The package contains: Dongle, HDMI Cable, IR Line, Remote Control, Micro USB Cable, USB Adapter, English Manual. As you can see, the X96S is shipped in a set with Remote control (a big plus). H96 Pro TV Dongle did not have remote control. If you need an HDMI Stick for home use, but not only, which has a very good specification, you should consider buying the X96S TV Stick ($37.99 (2GB / 16GB), and $48.99 (4GB / 32GB).