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$60 MK805 II Android STB Features AllWinner A20 SoC, HDMI and AV Outputs

Almost exactly one year ago, I wrote about MINI X (aka MINI XPlus H24, or MK805), an Android 2.3 media player powered by AllWinner A10 with 4GB flash and 512MB Flash, and it sold for $77.50. Today, I’ve come across an updated version, called MK805 II or MINI XPlus H34, with AllWinner A20 dual core SoC, 1GB RAM, 4GB Flash, and running Android 4.2.2.

MK805_IIHere are the specifications of the device:

  • SoC- AllWinner A20 dual core Cortex A7 processor @ 1.2GHz + Mali-400 MP2 GPU
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • Storage – 4GB NAND Flash + micro SD card slot
  • Connectivity – Built-in WiFi 802.11b/g/n, and firmware is said to support external USB Ethernet and 3G dongles.
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.3 (1080p) + AV
  • Video Codecs – MPEG1/2/4, H.264, HD AVC, VC-1, Divx, Xvid, RealVideo8/9/10, VP6
  • Video Container Formats – MKV, TS, TP, M2TS, RM/RMVB, AVI, MPG, VOB, DAT, ASF, TRP, FLV
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 Host and 1x full size USB OTG ports.
  • Misc – IR sensor
  • Power DC – 5V
  • Dimensions – 60 x 60 x 13 mm
  • Weight – 50g

The device comes with an HDMI cable (1.40m), an AV cable (1m), a Wi-Fi antenna, a 5V power adapter + cable, and a user’s manual in English. It might be interesting for those of you wanting composite output with dual core performance at low price. Even though there’s an IR sensor, this year model does not seem to include a remote control.

It’s running Android 4.2.2, but there seems to be good process on AllWinner A20 boards including Cubieboard 2, Olimex A20-OLinuXino, and Qimod EOMA68-A20 PCMCIA module, as they can all boot Linux with various degrees of success. There are still a few issues to work on, but some workable image will probably be available later this month, and I’m sure Linux will soon show on AllWinner A20 STBs as well

MK805 II is available in Red and Black on DealExtreme for $59.80, and they apparently forgot to list the Blue version this time. The manufacturer is still Pineriver.

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  1. GIJoe
    June 3rd, 2013 at 15:48 | #1

    Still 40 nm… I want RK3168 :P (22 nm)

  2. linuxium
    June 3rd, 2013 at 19:06 | #2
  3. onebir
    June 3rd, 2013 at 20:31 | #3

    @linuxium
    What does an A10 score with that vn of antutu?

  4. June 3rd, 2013 at 20:51 | #4

    @linuxium
    I’ve read A20 tablets get around 8,000 somewhere, this seems very low, The score is the same in DX.com (probably the same screenshoot)

    @onebir
    I’ve got 4500 on single core Cortex A9 @ 800×480, so an AllWinner A10 tablet should be just under 4,000 at the same resolution. Antutu in MK805 II is at 720p resolution, so the score should be slightly lower, but not that low.

  5. linuxium
    June 3rd, 2013 at 22:16 | #5

    @cnxsoft
    Around 2600 – http://tabletrepublic.com/forum/android-mini-pc/mini-pc-benchmark-comparison-2537.html – I haven’t got around to updating the community database Mini PC comparison table (http://socialcompare.com/en/w/usb-stick-dongle-mini-computer) with this info, however if anyone wants to, or has better or more comprehensive data, please go ahead ;-) (see http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/04/28/collaborative-comparison-table-for-hdmi-tv-dongles/ and http://liliputing.com/2013/04/want-to-help-create-a-database-of-android-tv-sticks.html or front page http://liliputing.com/ right-hand column).

  6. pongping
    June 4th, 2013 at 02:14 | #6

    I am heading for the Jesurun A19 with identical specs -and a lot more, though no external antenna.

    In the meantime on DX as well lilbit cheaper than FP, android 4.2.2

    Looking forward to the linux, for it seems A10 is almost identically pinned as the A20

  7. June 4th, 2013 at 09:26 | #7

    @linuxium
    The score for A10 is based on Antutu 2.9.x, so it can be quite different from Antutu 3.x.x

  8. linuxium
    June 5th, 2013 at 10:32 | #8

    Eddy Lab gets Antutu score of 4266 points (http://muritzy.tistory.com/686) when testing the A20 Media Stick – Dual Core Allwinner A20 1GB RAM 4GB Flash (http://www.cloudsto.com/android-mini-pc-s/a20-media-stick-dual-core-allwinner-a20-1gb-ram-4gb-flash-detail.html).

  1. June 5th, 2013 at 08:32 | #1