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Ugoos S85 Android HDMI TV Stick Features Amlogic S805 Quad Core SoC, Supports H.265 Video Decoding

HDMI TV sticks used to be popular, but as processors became more powerful, it became more and more challenging to put new SoCs in such a small form factor due to thermal issues. For example, there’s no HDMI TV stick powered by Amlogic S802 (4x Cortex A9 @ 2GHz), as even TV boxes may have troubles keeping things cool with two largish heatsinks. But the new Amlogic S805 quad core ARM Cortex A5 is more power-efficient, and Ugoos will soon release S85 model in an HDMI stick form factor. For now, they’ve just published some pictures of the board.
Ugoos_S85_board
Ugoos S85 specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S805 Quad-Core Cortex-A5 @ 1.5GHz with Quad Core ARM Mali-450MP GPU @ 600MHz
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3
  • Storage – 8GB NAND FLASH + micro SD card slot
  • Video & Audio Output – HDMI 1.4b with CEC (male connector)
  • Video Codecs –  MPEG1/2/4, H.265, HD AVC/VC-1, RM/RMVB, Xvid/DivX3/4/5/6, RealVideo8/9/10
  • Video Containers – Avi/Rm/Rmvb/Ts/Vob/Mkv/Mov/ISO/wmv/asf/flv/dat/mpg/mpeg
  • Audio Format/Codecs – MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/OGG/AC3/DDP/TrueHD/DTS/DTS/HD/FLAC/APE
  • Connectivity – Wi-Fi
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 host port, 2x micro USB ports (1x OTG, 1x for power)
  • Power Supply – DC 5V/2A

Ugoos_S85_board_backUgoos S85 will run Android 4.4, and that’s about all we know at this stage. The latest quad core HDMI sticks on the market where mostly based on Rockchip RK3188, as well as much less popular ones featuring Freescale i.MX6 and AllWinner A31. This upcoming model will have a slower CPU performance, but a faster GPU, and support for H.265 hardware video decoding.

Via Ian on Google+ Mini PCs Community.

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  1. anon
    August 5th, 2014 at 01:46 | #1

    Maybe it would be time to upgrade from my h.264/1080p media player stick into h.265/2160p media player stick soon…

    Still the best stick for general (non-Android) use has been the Ugoos UG802, that stick keeps on ticking, no matter what you do with/to it. :-)

  2. August 5th, 2014 at 09:19 | #2

    @anon
    Just to clarify S805 supports H.265, but only @ 1080p. It actually does not support any codec at more than 1080p.

  3. August 5th, 2014 at 11:07 | #3

    Zero Devices is teasing an upcoming Z4C II quad core stick on Twitter -> https://twitter.com/ZeroDevices/status/496456440534814721/photo/1

    No certainty, but I’m guessing it will also be based on Amlogic S805.

  4. Harley
    August 5th, 2014 at 23:40 | #4

    Does not look to be any upstream XBMC support for Amlogic S805 yet?

    https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/5129

  5. August 6th, 2014 at 13:41 | #5

    When will have a dongle can have a look? will you also have the box with S805 chipset?

  1. August 5th, 2014 at 02:02 | #1
  2. October 14th, 2014 at 19:45 | #2