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.

Let’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, 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 ports, 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 ports, 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 ports, 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 ports, 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 ports, 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 ports, 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 ports, and HDMI and AV outputs. It also comes with a built-in 2MP camera.
  • CloudnetGo CR16 (Added 03/7) – TV box with 2 GB RAM, 8GB or 16GB flash, GbE, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, 3x USB host ports, and HDMI, AV and VGA outputs.
  • MK903V ($122 – Added 02/9) – HDMI Stick with 2 GB RAM, 8GB NAND flash, dual band WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, 1x USB host port, and HDMI output.
  • Nagrace NT-V6 ($129 and up – Added 02/9) – TV boxes with 2 to 4 GB RAM, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB eMMC flash, GbE, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 4.0, 3x USB host ports, and HDMI and AV outputs.
  • Tronsmart Orion R28 ($99 and up – Added 02/9) – TV boxes (3 models) with 2 to 4 GB RAM, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB eMMC flash, GbE, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 4.0, 3x USB host ports, and HDMI and AV outputs.
  • Uyesee G1H (Added 02/9) – TV box with 1 to 2 GB RAM, 8 to 16GB eMMC flash, GbE, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0, 3x USB host ports, and HDMI and AV 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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71 Replies to “List of Rockchip RK3288 Android TV Boxes So Far”

  1. “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…

  2. Now showing the motherboard first and for the next model will show the sketches on a bar napkin 😀

    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

  3. 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)

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. @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.

  7. @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 🙂

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. @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/

  14. So, theres alot of models here, makes it hard to choose from, for 60fps 1080p tv model samsung ue55f6800 and xbmc as a main player, which one is the best?
    What do you think?? Would love to here your guys opinions

    Thanks

  15. @Sagi
    For now, I’d recommend not to buy an RK3288 device, because they do not seem stable enough. See my review of UyeSee G1H -> http://www.cnx-software.com/2014/08/27/review-of-uyesee-g1h-rockchip-rk3288-android-tv-box/, and some even only sell beta versions -> http://www.cnx-software.com/2014/08/29/tronsmart-orion-r28-beta-tv-boxes-with-rockchip-rk3288-soc-feature-up-to-4gb-ram-32gb-emmc-come-with-android-sdk/

    So you can either wait one or two months, or buy an Amlogic TV box like Probox2 EX (http://www.cnx-software.com/2014/08/19/probox2-ex-review/), or MINIX NEO X8-H, which also has good reviews, and probably better user support with their forums.

  16. Well it’s nice that you are posting every single Chinese RK3288 box, but all of them are garage product without any confidence in decent firmware and further support. I know it. I call Minix a decent company with support better than average, but still it sucks. It sends out firmware with major bugs and flaws and what can you expect from brands with zero support, even without web forum. Do not count that community would fix all problems for poor guys who cannot effort decent player. Have a look at Open Hour Chameleon and check their support forum before buying. You may be really surprised how they acts about the customer support. I bought 4 of them to my colleagues and all are extremely happy about it. They were previously owning Minix NEO X5 which was over-bugged.

  17. Model is -CS918 Plus ,CPU: RK3288 ,ARM Cortex-A17, 1.8GHZ

    I am Having a problem with MX Player On CS-918 Plus ,RK3288 Android Box, When I try to Open Mx Player Says”Android Internal Modules are not compatible with the current version of MX Player”.

    Any Help/ Advice Please

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