Tencent, the company behind the popular QQ chat program, and Skyworth a TV and audio visual manufacturer have worked together to launch a second version of miniStation game console powered by Rokchip RK3288 processor for $499 CNY ($75 US) in China.miniStation game console specifications:
- SoC – Rockchip RK3288 quad core ARM Cortex-A17 @ 1.8 GHz with Mali-T720 GPU
- System Memory – 2GB DDR3
- Storage – 8GB eMMC Flash, and micro SD card slot up to 128 GB
- Video & Audio Output – HDMI up to 4K resolution
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual band Wi-Fi
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports
- Power Supply – 5V/2A
The console runs TencentOS based on Android, and ships with an HDMI cable, a power cable, and a user’s manual. A bundle is a wireless gamepad is also offered for 100 RMB ($15) more.
Supported (or re-loaded?) games include Nova 3, Asphalt 8, Modern Combat 5, and others. The console also provide access to various movies, series, and other TV shows, in similar fashion to what Xiaomi Mi Box 3 offers, with likely Geo-restrictions outside of China so it may opr may not be suitable for oversea Chinese.
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.