Yesterday, Rockchip had an event for their Atom x3-C3230RK SoCs (previously known as Sofia) developed in collaboration with Intel, and upcoming Android 5.1 tablets and smartphones based on the new platform, as well as progress with their first 64-bit ARM SoC (RK3368) that is now integrated into Android TV boxes, albeit still in development. Padnews wrote a summary of the event, but in this post I’ll focus on Rockchip RK3368 hardware.
One of the first product will be X6 TV box. Padnews did not have a readable picture with the specs, but Eric of Geekbuying also went to the event, and kindly provided a clear picture with the specs (Mali-600MP is however not the GPU used in RK3368):
- SoC – Rockchip RK3368 octa core Cortex A53 processor with PowerVR G6110 GPU with support for OpenGL ES 1.x/2.0/3.x, OpenGL 3.2, DirectX 9.3, OpenCL 1.2 EP, and Renderscript
- System Memory – 1 or 2 GB RAM
- Storage – 8 to 16 GB eMMC flash
- Video Output – HDMI, composite RCA
- Audio Output – HDMI, stereo RCA
- Connectivity – Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – 1x USB host port, 1x USB OTG port (full size)
- Dimensions – 188 x 115 x 34 mm
The device will run Android 5.0.
Don’t expect amazing performance, as RK3368 will not be quite as fast as RK3288, but it will be more cost effective. I’ve also been told X6 has been designed or the Chinese market only, and won’t be sold overseas, but that other RK3368 products are being developed for the rest of the world…
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.