Unboxing and Teardown of Eny EM95 4K Android TV Box with Front Panel LCD Display
Eny EM95 was first unveiled in early July, as the flow of Android TV boxes based on Amlogic S905 started. Eny Technology has now sent me a sample of this device with the typical 1GB RAM and 8GB Flash, but it adds an LCD display on the front panel. Today, I’ll take a few photos of the device, and open it to find more details about the hardware.
I received the device by DHL in a colorful retail package referring to EM95 as a Quad core Smart TV box, with some specs on the back, which I already listed in my first post.
The style of the box it’s pretty neat, and I usually like device with an easily accessible power button on the top.
The front panel has the LCD display with 4-digit for time and some simple text, as well as icons for CVBS, HDMI, USB, CARD, APPS and SETUP. One of the side features a full-sized SD card slot, and three USB 2.0 host ports, while the rear panel comes with a 5V power jack, optical S/PDIF, HDMI 2.0 and AV (composite) output, and a Gigabit Ethernet port.
You can leave the four rubber pads alone to open the device, and instead slide a sharp and rigid plastic tool to open the device.
The heatsink is large than on other low cost Amlogic S905 devices I’ve reviewed, but I’m quite not sure the M9 metallic plate attached to the botto, is useful for cooling as it is not connected at all with any component of the board, nor the heatsink. The WiFi antenna is glued on top of the LCD display.
I’ve loosen the two screws holding the board to the case to have a closer look.
Eny has gotten used to include low-end NAND flash is many of their devices, so I’m pleasantly surprised to find Samsung KLM8G1WEPD-B031 eMMC 5.0 flash has been used in EM95 to provide 8GB internal storage. I can’t find the full details about this exact part number but KLM8G1WEMB-B031 has theoretical read and write speeds of 100MB/s and 6MB/s. So while apps and boot should be relatively fast, some slowdowns may occur while using the firmware, for example while installing apps, or copying files in the background. Amlogic S905 SoC is also coupled for two NANYA NT5CB256M16DP-EK DDR3 chips (512+512MB RAM). Wireless connectivity is achieved with Ampak AP6212 module supporting 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. Other chips include Genesys GL850G USB hub, and for Gigabit Ethernet Reatel RTL8211F transceiver and GST5009M magnetics are used.
The board is named S9 V1.1, and you’ll find the 4-pin UART console on the top right of the board, as well as 9-pin header to connect the LCD display.
There’s not much to see on the back of the board, except for a sticker with a MAC address whose prefix C4:4E:AC redirects to the usual Shenzhen Shiningworth Technology, as with other Eny devices.
I’d like to thanks Eny Technology for sending a sample, and distributors or resellers can contact Eny for purchasing in quantities via EM95 product page. So far, I could only find the device for sale on of Aliexpress seller for $53.42 including shipping.
I’m not sure I’ll have time to review EM95, but I’ve found a video (date July 15th) showing it has the same launcher and settings as Beelink MINI MX, so I’d expect performance to be very similar.