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List of Rockchip RK3288 Android TV Boxes So Far

In the previous years, you’d normally learn about new devices as they get listed on Alibaba or Aliexpress, and that’s how I built my – now very incomplete – list of Rockchip RK3188 based devices. But now companies seem to be anxious to let people know about their new devices even before they hit the market, and albeit I’ve been told full production of Rokchip RK3288 powered Android TV boxes is only planned by the end of July, many companies are already showing off their new devices, even though only the PCBA may be ready, or in development.

Rockchip_RK3288_Android_TV_BoxLet’s go through the list of Rockchip RK3288 quad core Cortex A17 media devices that’s known (to me) so far:

  • No brand D368 – HDMI 1.4 TV dongle with 1 or 2 GB RAM, 4, 8 or 16 GB flash, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac + (optional) Bluetooth, and 2x USB host ports.
  • No brand B368 – TV box with 2GB RAM, 8GB flash, GbE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth, 2x USB host ports, and HDMI 1.4 and AV outputs.
  • Ugoos UM3 – TV box with 2GB RAM (1GB as option), 8 GB flash (16/32GB as option), Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0, 3x USB host ports, and HDMI 2.0
  • Ugoos UT3 – Same as Ugoos UM3, but with 16GB flash by default (option up to 64GB), and adds Gb Ethernet, and HDMI 1.4 input.
  • Rikomagic MK902 II – TV box with 2GB RAM, 8 or 16 GB flash, GbE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 4.0, 3x USB host ports, and HDMI and AV outputs.
  • Zero Devices Z6C – TV box with 2GB RAM, 16 GB flash, GbE, “Broadcom Wi-Fi”, and Bluetooth 4.0, 3x USB host ports, and HDMI output.
  • Kingnovel K-R68 – TV box with 2GB RAM, 8 GB flash (16/32Gb as option), GbE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 4.0, 2x USB host ports, and HDMI 2.0 and AV outputs. (Bottom right of the picture above)
  • MINIX NEO X9 – TV box (rumor)
  • Sunchip CX-920 and CX-998 – Respectively HDMI TV stick and TV box.
  • No brand GK388 ($99.99) – TV box with 2GB RAM, 8GB flash, GbE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0, 2x USB host port, and HDMI 1.4 output.
  • Eny Technology EKB328 – TV box with 2GB RAM, 8GB flash, GbE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0, 2x USB host port, and HDMI 1.4 output.
  • Artway Q8 – TV box with 2GB RAM, 8GB flash (16GB as option), GbE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0, 2x USB host port, and HDMI 1.4a and AV outputs.
  • PMD OEM Box – TV box with 2GB RAM, 8GB eMMC flash (16GB as option), 10/100M Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, 3x USB host port, and HDMI 1.4a and AV outputs. It also comes with a built-in 2MP camera.
  • Starlead Q8 aka Neken M9 – TV box with 2GB RAM, 8GB or 16GB flash, GbE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0, 2x USB host port, and HDMI 1.4a and AV outputs.
  • CS928 / OTT928 ($114 to $120 – Added 27/6) – TV box with 2GB RAM, 8GB or 16GB flash, GbE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0, 3x USB host port, and HDMI and AV outputs. It also comes with a built-in 5MP camera.
  • CloudnetGo CR12 ($149 – Added 27/6) – TV box with 2GB RAM, 8GB or 16GB flash, GbE, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, 2x USB host port, and HDMI and AV outputs. It also comes with a built-in 2MP camera.
  • CloudnetGo CR16 (Added 03/7) – TV box with 2GB RAM, 8GB or 16GB flash, GbE, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, 3x USB host port, and HDMI, AV and VGA outputs.

No prices are currently available, at least from reliable sellers, except for GK388 which is sold for $99.99 on Aliexpress by a seller with lots of positive ratings. But when I try to chat to now inquire about, it seems I was replied in less than a second, most probably by a chat bot, saying “you would get your parcel soon because I am processing your order now ,so we have no time to talk to you” :). Anyway with all these companies launching RK3288 mini PCs, prices are likely to be very competitive.

All the boxes appears to support both 802.11 b/g/n and 802.11ac and Gigabit Ethernet, except one. From this list the box with the highest specifications seem to be Ugoos UT3 as it features HDMI 2.0 output and HDMI 1.4 input, and a version may be sold with up to 64GB flash. There’s no way I can guarantee the specs are correct, but there are still a lot of boxes that list HDMI 1.4, and not HDMI 2.0, and it’s something you’ll have to check before purchasing one, although it is only important if you have, or plan to buy, a 4K TV, and need 60 fps. I have listed all details of the specs such as micro USB OTG, and optical S/PDIF both of which can be found in most full sized Android TV boxes listed above, and all are said to run Android 4.4 Kitkat.

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  1. m][sko
    June 25th, 2014 at 19:07 | #1

    Rockchip RK3288 looks like really big SOC if I compare it to raspberry pi’s broadcom
    http://www.geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/raspi_CPU_GPU.jpg

  2. onebir
    June 25th, 2014 at 19:10 | #2

    “But now companies seem to be anxious to let people know about their new device even before they hit the market”
    It looks like it’ll be fierce competition when they do come out…

  3. June 25th, 2014 at 19:48 | #3

    Now showing the motherboard first and for the next model will show the sketches on a bar napkin :-D

    By the way… I have two new model I think all of you did not see. They will be ready for pre-order today or tomorrow. Shipping around JUL 20th.

    Later I’ll post

  4. June 25th, 2014 at 20:06 | #4

    @m][sko
    RK3188 package is 19x19mm based on the (incomplete) datasheet https://mega.co.nz/#!wZ5UWBLS!XHrfLqAgddJXhVqtlT5xwubYwphIIkxBN8OJN9pcNO0

    Broadcom looks like it might be 10x10mm on the picture, so it’s quite smaller. But RK3288 CPU cores are probably something like 20 times faster than the R-Pi processor. Maybe once silicon vendors switch to 14nm, we’ll see recent SoC small like the one one the picture.

  5. ben
    June 25th, 2014 at 20:39 | #5

    Aside from the RK3288 / RK3188 difference and a camera, the feature list hasn’t changed much since the original T-R42 released back in Sept 2013.

    The only 2 features I hope to see at some point is :

    1) ATSC Tuner (for OTA HD viewing / PVR recording)
    2) Video Input (for Digital Recording of an HDMI/Component or A/V source)

  6. June 25th, 2014 at 22:35 | #6

    @m][sko
    raspberry pi is an ARM11 isn’t it.

  7. June 25th, 2014 at 22:50 | #7

    New Android TV Box OTT-928 Rockchip RK3288 for pre-order: http://www.asiapads.com/product_info.php?products_id=2564

    Tomorrow full specifications available, more pictures
    Tomorrow also another RK3288 model more will be in pre-order

    Hope some pictures about system and a presentation video will be uploaded soon!

  8. dave
    June 26th, 2014 at 09:33 | #8

    Thanks for the info.

    Lets get some hard release dates as well. Tired of waiting for these new devices. Holding back purchasing a new android box cause of these new ones and seem to be kept on getting pushed back.

  9. June 26th, 2014 at 10:20 | #9

    Want to hear my suggestion? Hold your wallet, and it’s too early to pull the trigger now, rock chip still have a lot of things need to work out, why tronsmart (the brand which always release new model in the first time) haven’t released any information about their rk3288 device? they should usually always get the latest news. the reason is there are still so many things need to be confirmed, the specification, the price, dolby dts support, etc.

  10. June 26th, 2014 at 17:06 | #10

    @ben
    1) ASTC tuner may be supported via USB. It’s relatively easy to find DVB-t(2) and DVB-S(2) USB tuners for Android, but for some reasons, it’s very hard to find any ASTC tuners, and actually I don’t know any.
    2) There are already products with HDMI and video IN ports support mostly based on Amlogic SoCs, I guess they support DVR feature but not 100% sure.

  11. June 26th, 2014 at 17:08 | #11

    @Javi
    It looks nice, and the Wi-Fi antenna reminds me of the one used in minix products.
    The product specs do not seem complete however. Any USB ports, what type of Wi-Fi is supported? I guess there’s no Ethernet, right?

    Edit: Sorry, I missed the parts “full specifications tomorrow”. So I guess I just need to be patient :)

  12. June 26th, 2014 at 17:44 | #12

    That is why all new models will not be launched until 20th or last days of next months. Factories are working hard now.

  13. June 26th, 2014 at 17:55 | #13

    By the way… not all users will use XBMC and main DD and DTS passthrough or hardware acceleration, most of final users even don’t know what is the meaning of those acronyms. I think every model will be better for one or two things, so you can buy one or another thinking about your main usage.

    Maybe someone will want to kill me after say this, but there are better players for Android than XBMC. (Is not only my oppinion, but a general oppinionn after talking with lots of TV Box users).

    -What do you want to do with the box?- After this question you can choose the best option for you.

  14. June 26th, 2014 at 18:03 | #14

    @cnxsoft

    Bluetooth 4.0
    2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi
    Support LAN 100M/1000M Base-T

  15. m][sko
    June 26th, 2014 at 18:12 | #15

    Javi :
    By the way… not all users will use XBMC and main DD and DTS passthrough or hardware acceleration, most of final users even don’t know what is the meaning of those acronyms. I think every model will be better for one or two things, so you can buy one or another thinking about your main usage.
    Maybe someone will want to kill me after say this, but there are better players for Android than XBMC. (Is not only my oppinion, but a general oppinionn after talking with lots of TV Box users).
    -What do you want to do with the box?- After this question you can choose the best option for you.

    Then plz point me to better sw/player than XBMC

  16. June 26th, 2014 at 18:29 | #16

    m][sko :

    Javi :
    By the way… not all users will use XBMC and main DD and DTS passthrough or hardware acceleration, most of final users even don’t know what is the meaning of those acronyms. I think every model will be better for one or two things, so you can buy one or another thinking about your main usage.
    Maybe someone will want to kill me after say this, but there are better players for Android than XBMC. (Is not only my oppinion, but a general oppinionn after talking with lots of TV Box users).
    -What do you want to do with the box?- After this question you can choose the best option for you.

    Then plz point me to better sw/player than XBMC

    Depends on your needs. I usually use MX Player, for me and my needs it’s enough.

  17. Gabe
    June 26th, 2014 at 22:22 | #17
  18. June 27th, 2014 at 10:33 | #18

    @Gabe
    Thanks added CR12 and CS928/OTT928 to the list.

  19. Marc
    June 28th, 2014 at 20:47 | #19

    And then, finally when they arrive, you’ve got a stick from the first badge. Even with all these cleaver engineers and testers you’ll probably will find out that something goes wrong. When it’s just a bug fix a new firmware version will solve it, otherwise you where to quick to get one.

  20. Gabe
  21. Hoton
    July 4th, 2014 at 17:28 | #21

    I most like the EKb328 .

    Looks Good.
    Waiting for someone could review this model.

  22. Gabe
  23. Jibril
  24. Jibril
    July 11th, 2014 at 05:25 | #24
  25. July 11th, 2014 at 07:34 | #25

    Hi, could you do a comparison between all quad board with Gbit ethernet, 4k h265 decoding?
    there are rk3288, s812, hi3798, etc., I don ‘t know which one to buy (in the near future).
    BTW, there will be chromebox on rk3288. http://suzukisavage.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl?num=1392832676/64
    which means the perfect linux kernel on rk3288 is possible. Am I right? :)

  26. July 11th, 2014 at 09:38 | #26

    @Riaqn
    Products based on these processors have not hit the market yet, except Hi3798C. So all we could do is look at the specs, and we know nothing about firmware stability / support.

    I’ve got a comparison of the SoCs @ http://www.cnx-software.com/2014/05/21/comparison-nvidia-tegra-k1-samsung-exynos-5422-rockchip-rk3288-allwinner-a80/, but only RK3288 is in the list of the ones you plan…

    About Chrome OS (Chromium OS), that’s pretty sure as Rockchip is working on it:
    http://www.cnx-software.com/2014/04/14/rockchip-rk3288-based-android-and-chromium-os-tablets-and-tv-boxes-video/
    They’ve even released the source code:
    http://www.cnx-software.com/2014/04/23/rockchip-rk3288-source-code-linux-chromium-os/

  27. July 11th, 2014 at 09:44 | #27

    @Jibril
    Beelink R89 could end up being a very good device, if it’s being tested by 20 beta testers on freaktab. Good move by Nexteon/Beelink.

  28. Gabe
  29. July 23rd, 2014 at 13:55 | #29
  30. July 23rd, 2014 at 14:58 | #30

    One more is the OTT CS918II, similar 928 but without camera:

    http://www.asiapads.com/en/android-4-4-rk3288-ott-cs918ii-tv-box-quad-core-cortex-a17-mali-t7-2566.html

    I have another RK3288 motherboard here, but did not get enough info to share…

  31. July 25th, 2014 at 17:42 | #31

    Somebody let me know there will be a Tronsmart Orion R28 on Facebook. No other details at this time.

  32. Gabe
  33. Gabe
  34. Gabe
  35. August 3rd, 2014 at 10:39 | #35

    @Gabe
    Wow $80 for RK3288/16GB flash/2GB RAM and including shipping… How can it be?

  36. Gabe
    August 3rd, 2014 at 15:54 | #36

    @cnxsoft
    I don’t know, but same store seem to sell Amlogic S805 quad core A5 based box for $50:
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-MX-TV-Box-Android-4-4-DuaD-Core-XBMC-Midnight-1G-RAM-8G-ROM-Duad/1995195680.html

  37. Gabe
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