iMito QX1 Quad Core Android HDMI TV Stick Sells for $30

As new platforms are being introduced to market, companies have to clear their stock of older devices, and iMito QX1 HDMI TV dongle based on Rockchip RK3188 quad core processor is now going for $30 on Aliexpress, including shipping.
iMito_QX1iMito QX1 specifications as a reminder:

  • SoC –  Rockchip RK3188 Quad core Cortex A9 @ 1.6Ghz with Mali-400 MP4 GPU. (or maybe RK3188T @ 1.4 GHz  now)
  • System Memory –  2GB DDR3
  • Storage – 8GB NAND Flash + microSD card
  • Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Video Output – HDMI
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 host + 1x mini USB port for power
  • Misc – Reset/recovery button, external antenna connector.
  • Power – 5V/2A via mini USB port
  • Dimensions – 99 x 40 x 10.8mm
  • Weight – 42 grams

The latest firmware is based on Android 4.2.2, and there are also some custom ROMS (Finless, Nitro Team, etc..) for the device. QX1 is sold with a power supply with a USB cable, and a short HDMI cable. An external antenna does not seem to be included, so if you want one, you’ll need to spend a few dollars. The antenna can be purchased on GeekBuying or Aliexpress for about $7.

Thanks to Gabe.

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32 Replies to “iMito QX1 Quad Core Android HDMI TV Stick Sells for $30”

  1. @fossxplorer I am using the “Ultimate Servers Pro” App, which has over 60 different server types. Including MySQL and PHP/lighttpd.

  2. You are right but i would like to use the stick also for XBMC and SNES emulator. I think this is simplier done with Android than Ubuntu. The only thing i am not sure about performance regarding Android vs. Ubuntu.

  3. “Ipegtop A2 is OEM production by imito,just different brand with imito”

    Also, here are are some pictures of the original QX1 and the Ipegtop A2 for comparison :

    iMito QX1 (Geekbuying):

    iPEGTOP A2 (eBay):$(KGrHqF,!qcFH748sFTpBSDlQwMDng~~60_57.JPG$T2eC16F,!zcE9s4g0uVlBSDlQrmfdQ~~60_57.JPG

    They seem to have the same components (Hynix memory, RDA5876A BT, RTL8189 WiFi).
    I’ve ordered one so I hope it isn’t a scam.

    Btw leolas from Freaktab has working 3.0.36 Jelly Bean kernel sources for QX1 on his github:

  4. @Max, i did also send a msg to the seller. If i can’t run custom ROM or Linux as they indicate on Freaktab, it’s less interesting.
    Although it’s kinda cheap 🙂

  5. Who would pay $72, it’s kinda outdated and you’ll find RK3288 based ones for $90-100.
    But the seller replied to me and said it’s original iMito. But it remains to see when i receive it 🙂

  6. Mine arrived ultra fast after 8 days. It looks like the original iMito QX1.
    The package contains the minipc, HDMI extender, 5V/2A adapter and the antenna.
    It works, I will run some tests later today to see if the hardware matches the description.

  7. My order instead has been canceled by seller after 8 days, no shipment done and no shipment will be done.
    Now I must wait for a refund (probably another 1 or 2 weeks) and I will risk to loss some money on exchange commissions

  8. Mine arrived on Tuesday (black version + antenna). I’ll try to build a KitKat kernel for this device. Thanks Gabe and cnxsoft, it really was a bargain 🙂

  9. @Max

    Hi, have you succeeded with running Web-Server on this TV-stick?
    What web-server dare you using?
    I need something with PHP and MySQL.

    Thanks in advance.

  10. @Balint Banyasz

    Hi Balint,

    I just noticed your work, much appreciated man!
    I have a QX1 myself currently running Leolas 4.2 JB version not very stable but it’s working as a TV+kodi setup.
    How is your Kitkat version? is it stable enough to go make the jump?
    Are IO speeds improved because on 4.2 it’s kinda terrible.

    Need any help btw?
    I’m a somewhat all around developer .NET,SQL,PHP,JS,Gen. UNIX exp but don’t have any kernel building experience.

    thanks for the reply!

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