Inphic SPOT i5 Android Media Player Costs only $25 (Promo)

If the trend continues, they’ll soon just giveaway TV boxes. After writing about Beelink X2 TV box selling for $31.99 shipped yesterday, I learned that Inphic is organizing a promotion for the launch of their cute Inphic SPOT i5 media player based on Amlogic S805 processor. While the regular price is $26 plus shipping, they’ll offer the first 100 samples for just $13 plus shipping starting at midnight on October 27 (GMT-8), which amounts to $24.22 to my location, and about $25.15 to the US.

Inphic_i5

Inphic i5 specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S805 quad core ARM Cortex A5 @ 1.5GHz with Mali-450MP GPU
  • System Memory – 1 GB DDR3
  • Storage – 8 GB NAND flash + micro SD slot up to 32GB
  • Video & Audio Output – HDMI 1.b up to 1080p60 with CEC support
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi (Realtek)
  • USB – 1x micro USB OTG port
  • Misc – IR receiver, power button and LED
  • Power Supply – 5V/1.5A
  • Dimensions – 118x118x43 mm (TBC)
  • Weight – 158 grams (TBC)

Inphic_SPOT_i5_Connectors

The TV box runs Android 4.4.2, and ships with an IR remote control, a power adapter, an HDMI cable, a USB OTG adapter cable, a user’s manual, and an “original card” with a serial number.

Inphic_SPOT_I5_TV_BoxIf you like the form factor, but would prefer a box supporting 4K, the company also provides Inphic P8 with Allwinner H3 processor and 512MB RAM, with a listed price of 249 RMB ($39) on the company website, but it can actually be purchased on Taobao for 99 RMB ($15.6). That link sells it under “Inphic i5” model name, and the box runs Yun OS so they must have different versions for overseas and Chinese markets.

Support CNX Software - Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon
Advertisements

39
Leave a Reply

avatar
39 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
18 Comment authors
stickmanAlbertINPHICINPHICFransM Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Al
Guest
Al

showing $26 + 22 shipping to here with it showing 2 sold

Curmudgeon
Guest
Curmudgeon

Yes, it’s cute. Looks a bit like the love child of a bowling ball and a frisbee. I guess if a manufacturer is desperate to clear their AMlogic S805 inventory ahead of the impending S905 onslaught, such product and pricing strategies are necessary. At these prices and with Christmas nearing, these products can be regarded as “stocking fillers”.

Rob Hart
Guest
Rob Hart

It’s $13 USD Already!

Someone from the other side
Guest
Someone from the other side

Which of the low end SoC is best supported? AmLogic S905? Going by past experience, I’ll definitely stay away from Allwinner…

MiloshCZ
Guest
MiloshCZ

Hmm, nice, but only EMS shiping. Shipping to CZE is for $31 :-(((

Virgis
Guest
Virgis

For 1000 pcs. price is 23 USD for STB with S805 . BOM – about 13-15 USD (CPU cost – 4-5 USD)

Gabe
Guest
Gabe

$37 with free China Post shipping:
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Amlogic-S805-Android-Google-TV-BOX-With-Wifi-Lan-1GB-8GB/1561112_32509023405.html
The one with $13 has only EMS shipping which is $39(to Romania) more expensive than the box itself.

FransM
Guest
FransM

No shipping to the Netherlands, although they ship to our neighbors in Belgium …

FergusL
Guest
FergusL

I think I’m getting one, just for the sake of finally owning a random TV box to play with.
Is there a teardown article or video of this box or a similar box?

Chcuxh
Guest
Chcuxh

The well supported google nexus player is a much better option for $40 shipped at adorama. ($50 now)

choekstr
Guest
choekstr

I’m in for one. Always a sucker for new cheap boxes that probably won’t work right and have some serious flaw that makes it unusable…

But oh that lure of a cheap box that plays back everything and works flawlessly keeps me coming back. 🙂

Member

RK3128 based boxes are the cheapest I know of. Here’s a random one for about $13.50
http://detail.1688.com/offer/522216438990.html?spm=0.0.0.0.kXkqpe
512MB RAM, 8GB flash, RTK8188 2.4Ghz wifi, Ethernet, a couple of USB, HDMI, component out, IR, TFCard

There are many other RK3128 on http://www.1688.com. Spend around $20 and you get the power supply, remote, cables, nice box, better wifi, 1GB DDR3, etc.

Complete source for RK3128 Android 5.1 Lollipop is available for download at http://www.t-firefly.com. I am running this Android on a Fireprime and it is pretty good. Better than any of the Allwinner stuff. It has a few bugs but nothing serious. Rockchip has even begun mainlining the Linux kernel using their own employees.

Javi
Guest
Javi

cnxsoft :
@Someone from the other side
No opinion about S905 yet, but I can just say it looks promising on paper.

If you want a S905 board I can send you one by DHL…

Javi
Guest
Javi

@cnxsoft

email sent

Javi
Guest
Javi

@Jon Smirl

I asked last week to one of the managers from Rockchip and he said they are not supporting any Linux.

Allwinner people said they just released linux for A20, all others are made by third party.

Member

@Javi

I think he is confused. You can download Ubuntu for the RK3128 here:
http://en.t-firefly.com/en/firenow/fireprime/download/

Rk3288 here:
http://en.t-firefly.com/en/firenow/firefly_rk3288/download/

Member

My links are awaiting moderation…

Rockchip is submitting their Linux kernel to mainline. Android and Ubuntu both run on the Linux kernel. They have already submitted support for RK3288. Support for RK3066 is almost in. RK3128 is the quad core version of the RK3066 so as soon as RK3066 is in, it will be easy to add RK3128.

So Linux is a more general term and Rockchip is certainly using it since Android uses it. Android is Linux for a phone. Ubuntu is Linux for a desktop. There are builds of Ubuntu for the RK3128/RK3288 at the t-firefly website.

Javi
Guest
Javi

Jon Smirl :
@Javi
I think he is confused. You can download Ubuntu for the RK3128 here:
http://en.t-firefly.com/en/firenow/fireprime/download/
Rk3288 here:
http://en.t-firefly.com/en/firenow/firefly_rk3288/download/

I also think he is confused, I requested him to check this again.

But I guess firefly software is made by them, right?

INPHIC
Guest
INPHIC

Hi, for those who are interested but their country is not on the shipping list (like netherlands) or just EMS is available… please, contact: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/contactinfo-32504955757-222118766/1561112.html

Offer can not be changed, it is blocked by aliexpress, even shipping channels.

Member

@Javi

I don’t think Firefly made those Ubuntu ports. Making them is a whole lot of work, more that I think Firefly has the capacity to do. I suspect they came from Rockchip, but I don’t know for sure.

Albert
Guest
Albert

@INPHIC

Could you please ship it through PostNL or Sweden Post instead of China Post? China Post is loosing many parcels lately.

INPHIC
Guest
INPHIC

Albert :
@INPHIC
Could you please ship it through PostNL or Sweden Post instead of China Post? China Post is loosing many parcels lately.

Yes, we can. We are going to add 50 pcs more to this promotion from 8AM (USA Time, GMT -8) today.

Please, contact http://www.aliexpress.com/store/contactinfo-32504955757-222118766/1561112.html

We can ship by other shipping company.

FransM
Guest
FransM

@INPHIC
Would have loved to order a promotion sample, but shipping to the netherlands was not supported 🙁

Please contact me if you can send me an item at the promotion price (assuming shipping cost is reasonable)

INPHIC
Guest
INPHIC

FransM :
@INPHIC
Would have loved to order a promotion sample, but shipping to the netherlands was not supported
Please contact me if you can send me an item at the promotion price (assuming shipping cost is reasonable)

Please, contact sales department with your request. They will help you: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/contactinfo-32504955757-222118766/1561112.html

INPHIC
Guest
INPHIC

For those who own (or waiting for) a SPOT i5

New firmware is available, just download this APP:

http://www.inphic.com/download/download/5-spot-i5-ota-app

It should install OTA service. Just open the APP and upgrade.

Firmware is also available for download here:

https://mega.nz/#!zIljUBzL!wfBnfuOIbOOXv7NM2CLdNE_bC9ypKcIX1BBTfMPWUPg

Albert
Guest
Albert

@INPHIC

Please check Aliexpress order 70254919946224. Tracking shows that the parcel is being returned to you by China Post due to unknown reasons, after two weeks of no tracking information. You can check it by yourself to be sure that it is true: http://www.17track.net/en/result/post.shtml?nums=RI714499571CN
In order to reduce waiting time, could you please send me again the product, but this time using Post NL? I guess you have enough stock, so it is not a trouble for you to not wait until China Post returns you the first parcel. Otherwise, it would take very very long to receive the product.

Any answer here or on Aliexpress would be appreciated. Thanks!

stickman
Guest
stickman

@INPHIC

Having some issues here with a Spanish streaming platform (Yomvi). App crashes when playing any video content. Gave it a go to the DRM Info app and it reports Google Widevine DRM L3 and since that doesn’t look enough it may require Widevine L1 or Microsoft Playready DRM. Is there any chance you may enable that in a new firmware?

INPHIC
Guest
INPHIC

stickman :
@INPHIC
Having some issues here with a Spanish streaming platform (Yomvi). App crashes when playing any video content. Gave it a go to the DRM Info app and it reports Google Widevine DRM L3 and since that doesn’t look enough it may require Widevine L1 or Microsoft Playready DRM. Is there any chance you may enable that in a new firmware?

Working… hope we can fix the problem with Yomvi

INPHIC
Guest
INPHIC

@stickman

We have Yomvi running now, but we are on the first stage yet. Involved files could affect to other parts, then we need test before release an update.

INPHIC
Guest
INPHIC

@stickman

You can have a try with BETA version of our yomvi update (read in spanish):

http://www.forocoches.com/foro/showthread.php?p=215213613#post215213613

This update will be released by OTA soon.

Advertisements