Tronsmart is adding three new devices to the long list of Amlogic S905 TV boxes on the market with:
- Vega S95 Pro – 1GB RAM, 8GB flash, AP6212 wireless module (2.4GHz WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0)
- Vega S95 Meta – 2GB RAM, 8GB flash, AP6330 wireless module (Dual band WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0)
- Vega S95 Telos – 2GB RAM, 16GB flash, AP6335 wireless module (802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0), and SATA
All three models also include Gigabit Ethernet. The Pro and Meta models have a lot of competition, but Telos is quite unique so far, as it’s the first to include a SATA port.
Tronsmart Vega S95 Telos specifications:
- SoC – Amlogic S905 quad core ARM Cortex-A53 @ up to 2.0GHz with penta-core Mali-450MP GPU @ 750 MHz
- System Memory – 2GB DDR3
- Storage – 16GB eMMC 5.0 flash by Samsung + SATA connector + SD card slot
- HDMI 2.0 up to 4K @ 60 Hz with HDMI CEC support
- 4K HEVC Hardware Decoding, Up to 10bit, 4K @ 60 fps; 4K H.264 video playback up to 4K @ 30 fps
- HDMI, optical S/PDIF;
- DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD, 7.1 audio pass-through via HDMI
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 (Ampak AP6335) with 5dB internal antenna
- USB – 3x USB 2.0 host ports
- Misc – IR receiver
- Power Supply – 12V/2A
- Dimensions & Weight – N/A
The device will ship with an IR remote, an HDMI cable, a power adapter, a SATA cable, and a user’s manual in English. As with other S905 device, it runs Android 5.1, but also supports OTA firmware update, and Vidon Kodi is pre-installed for support for DTS-HD & Dolby TrueHD, pass-through, 3D MKV, 3D BDMV and 3D ISO playback, as well as BD-J menu navigation.
There’s no USB 3.0, nor PCIe interface on Amlogic S905 so SATA has probably been implemented with a USB 2.0 to SATA bridge, and performance should be equivalent to what you’d get with an external USB hard drive connected to a USB 2.0 port.
Tronsmart Vega S95 Telos normally sells for $99.99 including shipping, but you can get a $10 discount for any Vega S95 model by leaving a comment on their promotion page. The two other models, Vega S95 Pro and Vega S95 Meta, sell for $59.99 and $79.99 respectively, before the $10 coupon is applied.
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.
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