We’ve already seen Allwinner H5 processor in several development boards such as NanoPi NEO2, Orange Pi Zero Plus, or Libre Computer Tritium 2G among other. But while the processor has been designed for 4K OTT TV boxes, I had not seen any TV box based on the processor so far.
MX Pro 4K, not to be confused by MXQ Pro 4K, changes that, as it features the quad core Cortex A53 processor combined with 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, and the usual HDMI, Ethernet, USB ports you’d expect from a TV box.
MX Pro 4K specifications:
- SoC – Allwinner H5 quad core Cortex A53 processor with hexa-core Mali-450MP4 GPU
- System Memory – 1 GB DDR3
- Storage – 8 GB eMMC flash (options: 4GB, 16GB, 32GB), micro SD card slot
- Video Output – HDMI 1.4b up to 4K @ 30 Hz, AV port (composite)
- Audio Output – HDMI, AV (stereo audio), and optical S/PDIF
- Connectivity – Fast Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, no Bluetooth
- USB – 3x USB 2.0 host ports
- Misc – LED (red: standby; green: on)
- Power Supply – 5V/2A
- Dimensions & Weight – TBD
The box runs Android 7.0 OS, and ships with a user manual, an IR remote control, a HDMI cable, and a power adapter. The box is sold for $33 or more on sites like Aliexpress or eBay. I’m not sure the TV box brings any advantage over Amlogic S905W boxes for example, but MX Pro 4K could be interesting if you want to leverage Linux support from H5 development boards, with a device that comes with case and power supply. Some efforts would still be needed to make it work though.