Tronsmart Prometheus: $99 Spaceship-like Android Media Player Based on AML8726-M6

Most media players just look like a boring black or white box, but Tronsmart Prometheus proves it does not have to be that way, as this model comes in the shape of a spaceship. This box running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is based on AMLogic AML8726-M6 dual core Cortex A9 processor with 1GB RAM and 4GB Flash.

Tronsmart Prometheus
Tronsmart Prometheus

Here are the specs of this spaceship media player:

  • SoC – AMLogic AML8726-M6 Dual Core up to 1.5GHz with Mali-400 GPU
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • Storage – 4GB NAND Flash + SD card slot
  • Connectivity
    • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
    • 10/100 Ethernet (RJ45)
  • USB – 3x USB 2.0 Host ports. N.B: The specs mentions 3x USB outside, and 2x USB inside. But after a closer inspection of the casing and PCBA pictures, I can only shows 3 ports.
  • Video output – HDMI and composite
  • Video Codecs – MPEG-2, H.264,MPEG-4,VC-1… at 1080P
  • Audio Codecs – MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV,…

The box is sold with a power adapter, a user manual, and a mini HDMI Cable. Tronsmart Prometheus runs Android 4.1.2, and some sellers claim it can support hardware video decoding with XBMC.

You can buy it for $99 on Geekbuying and several Aliexpress sellers. The website http://www.tronsmart.com/ is mentioned on the STB package, but it’s still under construction at the moment.

Via: Jorge on Google+ Mini PCs community.

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Normally I hang with the tiny android tv stick crowd, but this thing is really cool.
I’ve been looking for a set top box to replace my old ATV1 for XBMC. I ordered one of these hopefully it will arrive next week sometime.

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About the claimed two internal USB ports – I see two unpopulated groups of 4 holes in the board photos – one at the front near the IR receiver and the other at the top right, in between a chip and mounting hole. They might be USB ports… or might not. Also, the Wifi board appears to have four pins – I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a USB device.

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