Rockchip RK3368 may be the first 64-bit ARM processor, but it’s been designed to be an entry to mid-level SoC for 4K TV boxes, and has been found to significantly underperformed Rockchip RK3288 processor. However, so far many of the products launched on the market have a price very similar to RK3288 TV boxes for equivalent hardware specifications, but Ruach A20s-H brings the price level of HDMI 2.0 capable TV boxes to around $50 shipped.
Ruach A20s-H specifications:
- SoC – Rockchip RK3368 octa core Cortex A53 processor @ 1.2 GHz with PowerVR G6110 GPU
- System Memory – 1 GB RAM
- Storage – 8 GB eMMC flash
- Video Output – HDMI 2.0, and composite RCA
- Audio Output – HDMI, and stereo RCA
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- USB – 2x USB host ports
- Misc – Recovery pinhole, mechnical power switch
- Power Supply – 5V/2A
- Dimensions – 195 x 120 x 33 mm
The box runs Android 5.1, and ships with HDMI and AV cables, an IR remote control, and a power adapter. The connectors arrangement looks identical to the one used for X6 box for the Chinese market that was showcased a few months ago.
Shenzhen Ruach Electronics always sells products with a very low price, such as their Ruach A20s box based on RK3128 processor going for less than $35 shipped, and some Allwinner TV boxes before that. However, I’m not sure it can be recommended to most people, as there will be few firmware updates, if any. You can also check Ruach A20s-H page for a few more details.
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.