R-BOX Pro Octa-core Android TV Box Comes with 3GB RAM, Pre-sells for $83

The vast majority of TV boxes on the market only come with 1 or 2GB RAM, although some Rockchip RK3288 based devices ship with up to 4GB RAM, such as Nagrace HPH NT-V6, but so far the maximum I could see only 64-bit ARM platforms was 2GB RAM. R-BOX Pro changes that with an Amlogic S912 processor with 2 or 3GB RAM and 16GB flash.

R-Box_ProR-BOX Pro specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S912 octo-core ARM Cortex A53 processor @ up to 2.0GHz with ARM Mali-820MP3 @ up to 750MHz
  • System Memory – 2 or 3 GB DDR3
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash + micro SD slot up to 32GB
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0a with HDR and CEC support up to 4K @ 60 fps, and AV port for composite output
  • Audio Output – HDMI, AV (stereo audio), and optical S/PDIF
  • Video codecs – VP9-10 profile 2 up to 4K @ 60 fps, H.265 [email protected] up to 4K 60fps, H.264 AVC up to 4K @ 30 fps, H.264 MVC up to 1080p60, MPEG-4, WMV/VC-1 SP/MP/AP,  AVS-P16(AVS+)/AVS-P2 JiZhun Profile, MPEG-2 MP/HL, MPEG-1 MP/HL, and  RealVIDEO 8/9/10 all up to 1080p60
  • Audio codecs – MP3, AAC, WMA, RM, FLAC, Ogg, and support for 5.1 down-mixing
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual band WiFi 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0 (Ampak AP6330 module)
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x micro USB OTG port
  • Misc – IR receiver, power button, front-panel LCD display, LEDs
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A
  • Dimensions & weight –  N/A

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow TV box ships with an IR remote control, an HDMI cable, a power adapter, and a user’s manual.

Amlogic_S912_TV_Box

R-Box Pro is currently up for pre-order on GeekBuying for $82.99 with 3GB RAM, or $74.99 with 2GB RAM. You don’t exactly need to rush since shipping is only scheduled for August 31st.

Via AndroidPC.es

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Stephen
Stephen
4 years ago

The specifications that I have seen say that the S912 can only support up to 2GB of SDRAM. Has that changed since there is a R-Box with 3GB?

GLaz
GLaz
4 years ago

Another crap like R-BOX? First one doesn’t work well even with latest updates.

theguyuk
theguyuk
4 years ago

On more positive note

Sure I recall there is a version of the Amlogic 802, 812 soc that can access 3GB ram, but never heard of a TV box using it.

Dartigo
Dartigo
4 years ago

Right now it’s $74.99 at geekbuying.

codex
codex
4 years ago

first sorry my bad english.
ı know amlogic s905 support linux, and we can install linux distros to this processor.
what about s912 ? will it support linux ??

Scooter2014
Scooter2014
4 years ago

They have to start supporting thier devices before ill buy anymore.

Karl Johnson
Karl Johnson
4 years ago

I thought the 8gb rk3229 was good after they fixed everything. I saw your dissatisfaction with the 16gb one but it is really new.

Scooter2014
Scooter2014
4 years ago

Yes the 8 gig fine for the price. The 16 gig works now with pharjiasters rom. But for 50 its not being addressed by manufacture so says alot. Its been out for a month and they havent released a fix. That speaks volumes about the issues with stock. Preformance/cost wise the 8 gig best deal. If i was to choose cheap 905 or the 3229 id pick 905 or even 905x over the 16 2 gig Rbox. Poor performance and no support from Rbox.

Scooter2014
Scooter2014
4 years ago

Add a LOCKED boot.img on 3229 devices so hard for devs to fix (why they would do this is crazy) I got mine on sale would i pay 36 for another one not likly now that good 905 and 905x here.

shiningworth
shiningworth
4 years ago

S912 can suppot 3GB ,but the casing is similar to our G9 series

Jeff
Jeff
3 years ago

Just pre-ordered a 3gb model. Will let everyone know when I get it. Not sure how good it will be, many of these first ones are rushed out, will probably definitely need updates right out of the box. As far as finding them……. might be a while.

Stane1983
3 years ago

Based on short specs on Amlogic page – http://openlinux.amlogic.com/Android/Mbox S912 supports only 2Gb RAM. On that same page its written that S812 supported dual DDR3 4Gb.

Stane1983
3 years ago


3Gb is not possible, I was talking to one of OEMs engineers. 4Gb yes but 3Gb no because you can’t split ddr chips 3/4. And you cant use only 3 ddr chips. Either 2 or 4. But overall I was wrong, it is possible more than 2Gb RAM.

theguyuk
theguyuk
3 years ago

I just watched this R-box video,

Might interest others although only simple facts, vensmile TV box,, badged R- box,

http://armdevices.net/2016/08/16/vensmile-t92-49-android-tv-box-on-amlogic-s912-octa-core-arm-cortex-a53/

Tom
Tom
3 years ago

The above video shows the R-box having 4 USB ports(2 each side). All retailers I see are saying it only has 2 USB. Did they make a change since the video?

Jharrison
Jharrison
3 years ago

According to Geekbuying today Pre orders should ship in about a week so I figure they will ship it in the next 15 days.

Jharrison
Jharrison
3 years ago

Well just got mine. According to both Kodi and CPU-Z it has 3GB ram (2778mb).
Its very fast, ships with Kodi 17 (Alpha). And is rooted.

Jharrison
Jharrison
3 years ago

Assuming that it does indeed have 3gb ram (Not sure how but they insist it will) that would be nice. All the S912 boxes I have seen running Kodi 17 only have about 500mb Ram left with the OS, Launcher, and Kodi (with no build or skin). Would definitely give Kodi more room to breath and allow a fair amount of video cache.

Theguyuk
Theguyuk
3 years ago

@Jharrison
The resolution you use for display affects the amount of ram used by the GPU, not sure if Androids just sets one large amount or allocates the amount based on resolution chosen.

Side note the s802 ( has Android 5 SDK, but stuck on Android 4.4.2 ) and s812 ( has Android 5.1.1 ) can both use 3, 4 GB ram and s812 can use DDR 4. Pity no cheap box..

Jharrison
Jharrison
3 years ago

I can’t say I have ever seen one with Amlogic and 3gb or 4 GB of ram.

draco
draco
3 years ago

Well my R-Box Pro with 3GB/16GB just got shipped according to geekbuying. Guess I will see within 3-5 days how it is related to the actual RAM in it.

Tom
Tom
3 years ago

Lucky you. Gearbest just told me mine won’t ship for at least 20-25 more days. No more GB orders from me. I ordered a month ago during presale

JustMe
JustMe
3 years ago

its all marketing deploy very disappointing amlogic soc’s

so many release with so little improvements if anything it going backwards

64bit with with 32bit OS hmm

every tom dick and harry fighting to sell you a ott box with a different casing what it come down to is the support after sales and how long they keep releasing updates before you have to use it as a door stopper

Jeffh
Jeffh
3 years ago

So true!

draco
draco
3 years ago

Well then.

Plugged in my playstation 4 controller all went well for the first few seconds then I switched the cables and
my box froze, pulled power, put power back on, powers on, nothing no power to usb, or hdmi connection.

RIP

spfx
spfx
3 years ago

I received my R-Box Pro with 3G ddr and i can confirm it does have 3 gigs of memory. After booting up into The Beast Build of Kodi it shows 2778 MB of memory. I have not installed the new update that came out but i can say it runs Kodi 17 at 4K 60Hz just fine! Seems to be very quick and once you figure out how to navigate around it is nice but this box is Hot! As in temperature mine is showing it is running 163 degrees F! That seems excessive to me and may need to… Read more »

Theguyuk
Theguyuk
3 years ago

If you go to Google Play, then search Complete Kodi Setup Wizard. You will find this app makes Kodi configuring much easier.

shakazoeloe
3 years ago

I bought the R-Box pro 3 2GB/16 a vew weeks ago and its fast and good.
Only one problem…… after every reboot it changes the language to Korean.
Is this a known problem and is there a way to solve this 🙂

Jaro
Jaro
3 years ago

Hi.

First sorry for my english. I bought the R-Box pro 3 GB. I connected it to my Synology NAS and it didn’t work well. It have a lot of problems to use LAN or WIFI connection. The transfer is very low, the films stoped. I tried to upgrade firmware but there is no SDCARD version. I try Amlogic Flash Tool but my computer do not detect anything when i connect R- Box pro to it with cable USB male to male A/A.

If someone did successfully finished the procedure of upgrade firmware? How to do this?

draco
draco
3 years ago

@Jaro

Their should be a build in upgrade option mine was up to date so couldn’t really test it.

spfx
spfx
3 years ago

Has anyone found the best way to update these R-Box Pro 3 Gig boxes? I have tried both update methods wired and wireless and neither seems to work. I downloaded the new update file and put it on usb key unzipped and zipped and i can’t seems to get the update program to find it. I even copied it to the Downloads folder and still cant see it…does it have to be able to be put in a certain directory for the updater utility to find it?

Jaro
Jaro
3 years ago

I have the same problem. I think the upgrade you download is only for flash method (use the PC) but when i tried to do this my PC do not find the usb machine. When someone finished the procedure please tell how to do this.

spfx
spfx
3 years ago

Jaro, You are correct! That file is only for flashing from PC and i hooked my box up to pc with usb cable and installed the usb flash tool and my computer can not see the box! I found some better instructions but have not had any success yet. It said to hook you R-Box to PC with usb cable and powered up before you install the usb flash tool so it can install the right driver. Then you are supposed to do the toothpick reset to get into the recovery mode and then it is supposed to show up… Read more »

Jaro
Jaro
3 years ago

OK. I will be waiting for your information.

Jaro
Jaro
3 years ago

spfx, I found license folder, used it and successful upgrade the R-Box. Now i will test it.

Jeff h
Jeff h
3 years ago

Just wondering how the update went? Any chance of you providing links to update and certificate? Thank you.

shakazoeloe
3 years ago


Thnx for your reply. I looked in every icon but can’t find HDMI CEC. can you tell me where it is located please?

Jeffh
Jeffh
3 years ago

I am having a problem. Deleted KODI 17 alpha, installed 16.1. KODI kicks me out to main screen constantly. Will the update help?

Jeffh
Jeffh
3 years ago

Why won’t the update tools work on the box! This really burns my a$$ that there is software on the box to upgrade and it doesn’t work!

Jeffh
Jeffh
3 years ago

Get with the program Rbox

Jeffh
Jeffh
3 years ago

Am hopeful that eventually a Libreelec build for S912 with 3gb ram shows up. This box would be an absolute beast with that!

theguyuk
theguyuk
3 years ago

@Jeffh

Have you tried the latest SPMC ?

It works on both my s802, s905. It is a Android fork of kodi, once you explore the menus it will make sense.

Jeff h
Jeff h
3 years ago

I tried it. Even though it is optimized for Android, still the same problem with crashes. It’s definitely the firmware. I read bad things about R-Box and the lack of support or updates. I have faith that Eventually I will find a good update. The hardware is solid. The firmware is crap. I’ll eventually figure it out, I knew I would be in for a bunch of work when I pre-ordered this 3 months ago. If these guys actually pushed out updates I think this box would be awesome.

Terrence
Terrence
3 years ago

Hi, I received my R box last week from geekbuying, this is after I ordered it since 22nd Sept and paid for 3-5 day delivery. I am not able to get any sound. I tried everything. My last try was to uninstall Kodi and reinstall it. That did not help. I am going to next try a Factory Reset. I beginning to think that I got a defective box.

regards

Terrence

Terrence
Terrence
3 years ago

Hi, I received my R box last week from geekbuying, this is after I ordered it since 22nd Sept and paid for 3-5 day delivery. I am not able to get any sound. I tried everything. My last try was to uninstall Kodi and reinstall it. That did not help. I am going to next try a Factory Reset. I beginning to think that I got a defective box. Update ; I performed the factory reset, i did hear sound coming from the speakers during the rebooting, however when the reload was completed . No sound. I also noticed this… Read more »

Terrence
Terrence
3 years ago

Yes I did connect an air mouse. I would check and get back to you.

Terrence
Terrence
3 years ago

Thanks all. I unplugged the air mouse and got it to work. I still have my audio as HDMI. Is that okay?

Terrence

PS : Just imagine I am still waiting on Geekbuying to get back to me, almost a week now.

Terrence
Terrence
3 years ago

will give it a try.Does anyone know how to overcome the air Mouse issue with the volume. I have a Mele f10. I can’t seem to get volume when it is connected.

Jeff h
Jeff h
3 years ago

Try a different air mouse. These cheap Chinese remotes all seem to be set up a little different.

Edwin
Edwin
3 years ago

worth buying the box, r-box 3 g 16 g. because I’m thinking to buy one, but do not want to spend a lot of headaches, I have a m8s + that has given me many problems. THANKS for their opinions may give me.

ilia
ilia
3 years ago

@Jeffh
i having the same problem here do you find a solution?

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