Matricom G-Box Q Media Player Features Amlogic S802 SoC, HyperStream P2P Video Streaming

Last year, I reviewed Matricom GBox Midnight MX2, and at the time It was the best Android media player I had tested. The company has now launched a new Android media player called G-Box Q with an Amlogic S802 processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC, Ethernet and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The box will also feature HyperStream, a P2P video streaming technology providing a “more reliable and faster transmission of on-demand and streaming video data”.

 

Matricon_Gbox_QMatricom G-Box Q specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S802 quad core ARM Cortex A9r4 at 2.0GHz with ARM Mali-450MP6 GPU
  • System Memory – 2G DDR3
  • Storage – 16 GB internal storage + micro SD card slot up to 64GB
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4 up to 4K30, AV port
  • Audio Output – HDMI, AV, optical S/PDIF
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports
  • Misc – IR Sensor, Power LED (g letter), power button
  • Dimensions – 10.16 x 10.16 x3.81  cm

The device runs Android 4.4.4 with the company’s “Matricom Experience Launcher” (MEL), and XBMC/Kodi. Details about HyperStream are scarse, and it’s not clear to which services it will connect.

Gbox Q launcher and XBMC Screenshots
Gbox Q launcher and XBMC Screenshots

Matricom launched the product on November 21, and sold all first 1,000 units quickly. Gbox Q is still listed on Amazon ($109), but currently unavailable. At the time of writing there are already four reviews on Amazon, two with 5 stars, and two with 1 star, but one of the one star simply don’t get video output, so he may have received a defective unit. The hardware is based on M8&M9 V1.0 PCB found in Eny / SZTomato M8 box, but they’ve doubled internal storage (16 vs 8 GB), and used a Wi-Fi module that supports 802.11ac, probably AP6335.

More details may be found on Matricom Gbox Q product page.

Via Android PC Review.

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