Unboxing of UyeSee G1H Android TV Box Powered by Rockchip RK3288

So finally after month of waiting, and various delays, Rockchip RK3288 based Android TV box are finally coming to market. Shenzhen UyeSee Technology is the first company to send me a sample with their G1H Android TV Box, as well as their M2 wireless music streaming receiver, which will be the subject of another post. I’ll list the specifications and show some pictures of the media player and board today, and write a full review in a few days.

UyeSee G1H Specifications

These are the specifications provided by the company, reformatted in CNXSoft style :):

  • SoC –  Rockchip RK3288 quad core ARM Cortex A17 processor @ 1.8GHz with ARM Mali-T764 quad-core 3D GPU with support for OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenCL 1.1, and DirectX11
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3 (2GB Optional)
  • Storage – 8GB eMMC Flash (16G/32G optional) + micro SD slot
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K @ 60fps, 3.5mm AV jack
  • Audio Output – HMDI,  AV, and optical S/PDIF
  • Video Codecs – MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4,H.263, H.264, H.265,AVS, VC-1,RV, VP6/VP8, Sorenson Spark, MVC 3800 x 2160P 60FPS
  • Video Containers – H.264, H.265, AVI, TS, TP, TRP, VOB, MKV, MP4, MOV, ISO, ASF, FLV, DAT, MPG, MPEG, SWF, OGM, WMV, ASF, RM/RMV
  • Audio Codecs – MPEG1, MPEG2(Layer I/II), MP3, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAC-LC, WMA, HE-AAC
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 (AP6330 module)
  • USB – 3x USB 2.0 host ports
  • Misc – Power LED (On:Blue; Standby:Red), reset Button for recovery, and IR receiver.
  • Power – 12V/2A (but provided power adapter is 5V/2A…)
  • Dimensions – 107 x 107 x 26 mm
  • Weight – 150 grams

G1H runs Android 4.4.

UyeSee G1H Unboxing

I’ve received the parcel via Fedex in a bland carton box, as they may not have the retail package ready, or customize them depending on their customers. It may also be an engineering sample, as they included the bare minimum in the package with the device, a 5V/2A adapter, and a simple IR remote control without the required CR2032 battery.

G1H and Accessories (Click to Enlarge)
G1H and Accessories (Click to Enlarge)

In the final retail package, it’s likely you’ll also get a least an HDMI cable, and a user’s manual.

UyeSee G1H (Click to Enlarge)
UyeSee G1H (Click to Enlarge)

The device is a tiny rectangular black box. The rear panel features the AV output, the Gigabit Ethernet port (RJ45), an optical S/PDIF port, HDMI output, and a power barrel, and you’ll find a reset/recovery button, three USB 2.0 ports, and the micro SD slot on one side of the device.

You can watch the unboxing video for a few more details.

UyeSEE G1H Board

To open this product, remove the four rubber pads on the bottom of the enclosure, remove the 4 screws, and the bottom part of casing should pop-up relatively easily.

Top of UyeSee G1H Board (Click to Enlarge)
Top of UyeSee G1H Board (Click to Enlarge)

The heatsink placed on the Rockchip processor is rather small, and based on previous temperature testing for RK3288, this probably means the device is clocked @ 1.6 GHz for better stability. The Wi-Fi module is the widely AP6330 chip providing 2.4/5.8 GHz Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. There does not seem to be an obvious way to connect UART, The UART pins should be the GTR (Ground, Tx, Rx) solder pads close to the micro SD slot on the top left of the picture.There are also lots of test points. The USB port just next to the micro SD slot might also act as a USB OTG port. The board name is BX20_V1.2.

Bottom of G1H Board (Click to Enlarge)
Bottom of G1H Board (Click to Enlarge)

There’s not much to see on the back of the board, except a Realtek chip.

UyeSee G1H is not yet listed on their Aliexpress Store, but you may find more information and/or contact the company via G1H product page. Price is not available, but the commercial invoice I received list the device for $68, which probably means a retail price of about $100 after taking into account shipping, Aliexpress fee, and reseller margin.

Since this media player is very new, I’ll check with the company to make sure I can do a full test now, or have to wait for a firmware upgrade before writing a review.

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Shyguy
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Does it support the resolution 3840×2160 60p in the Android HDMI setup?

Shyguy
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@cnxsoft
With Full HDTV, you’ll get only max 1080p 60Hz. I’ve tested both Full HDTV & UHDTV and 3840×2160 30p was max resolution I could get from the other RK3288 sample.
Also due to scaling issue, it loses the details of the image. I could have gotten full 4K detail of 4K image or video even if the UI was 1080p.

Curmudgeon
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Curmudgeon

Nice. Just needs Linux.

Tadej
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I have one off topic question despite it was allready mentioned in here. What is the Aliexpress comission price for the companies, if they sold one device ?

leafar
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What about the other device with Mstar SoC,I think this is the best choice for now,because the Rk3288 its not a full capacity

Paul t.
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Paul t.

Received cloud net cr12 today as well, with 2/16 GB android 4.4.2 mic camera dual band wish. Also a month of waiting with many delays. Will test and post to me android mini PC group soon. How’s the native firmware look?

EddyLab
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It is not enough power of 2A adaptor.

maybe it is not work of Antutu benchmark.

The Cageybee
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The Cageybee

Looks like connections for a serial port is located on the corner between the SD card slot and what looks like a power button labeled ‘GTR’.

Jibril
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Jibril

The Cageybee :
Looks like connections for a serial port is located on the corner between the SD card slot and what looks like a power button labeled ‘GTR’.

Exact…GTR is for Gnd (0v) Transmitter (Tx) Receiver (Rx)

Not a good idea so little heatsink.
Well…Linux with real GPU support from RockChip (GPL) is required, now.

Jibril
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Jibril

Wireless with a Hirose-UFL connector on board…good to improve Wifi signal with Rp-sma + external antenna…without soldering skills.

m][sko
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m][sko

rockchip has mali drivers with X support
https://github.com/rkchrome/

Udo
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Udo

Are there more detailed specs for audio output via HDMI?
Anything about passthrough for DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD?

passante
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passante

Could you confirm the usb3 port presence?

passante
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passante

@cnxsoft
My bad I’ve read wrongly the article.
It’s a pity btw.

Harley
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Harley

Hope to see H.265 / HEVC hardware support for these in XBMC soon!

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Paul t.
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@Shyguy
It’s not in my 3288_ I would be into seeing if manufacture have control over the chips capacity the highest I’ve seen is 1920*1080_ and has open GLS 3 onboard

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