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SDMC DV8219-LTE Android TV Box Comes with a Built-in 4G LTE Modem

Most users connect their TV boxes to the Internet through WiFi or Ethernet, but in some specific use case, such as digital signage in mass transport or in remote locations, it might be useful to get access to cellular networks. We’ve seen a few Android TV boxes with a built-in 3G modem in the past including CS918S and MBX-3G, but the former is based on the rather old Allwinner A31s processor, and the latter did not raise enough found on Indiegogo. But there’s nothing new, as SDMC DV8219-LTE is a more recent TV box powered by Amlogic S905X processor and running Android 6.0, equipped with a 4G LTE modem.

android-tv-box-lte-modem-sim-cardSDMC DV8219-LTE TV box specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S905X quad core Cortex A53 processor @ up to 1.5 GHz with a Mali-450MP GPU
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3 SDRAM (2GB as option)
  • Storage – 8GB eMMC flash (4 to 64GB as option) + micro SD card slot
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0a with CEC / HDCP2.2, 3.5mm AV port
  • Audio Output – HDMI, AV, optical S/PDIF
  • Connectivity
    • 10/100M Ethernet port
    • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi (Dual band optional)
    • Optional Bluetooth 4.0
    • Built-in 4G Module:
      • FDD-LTE ( B1/B3/B8), TDD-LTE (B38/B39/B40/B41), WCDMA/HSPA+ (B1/B8), TD-SCDMA (B34/B39), CDMA 1x/EVDO, GSM.
      • Throughput – LTE up to 150/50Mbps; WCDMA: 42/5.76 Mbps; TD-SCDMA: 4.2/2.2 Mbps
      • Max. Transmitter Power – Class 3 for LTE, WCDMA, and CDMA
      • Standard 6-pin SIM card interface
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x micro USB OTG port
  • Misc – IR expansion port; IR receiver; power, IR, and network LEDs; power key
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A
  • Dimensions – 120 x 120 x 28 mm
  • Temperature Range – 0~40℃ (operating)

amlogic-tv-box-4g-modemThe box will ship with an IR remote control, a user’s manual, a power adapter, and an HDMI cable. What we don’t know is the price of the device, but interested parties should be able to inquire the company via the manufacturer’s product page.

Via AndroidPC.es

  1. December 8th, 2016 at 14:57 | #1

    I can see they have another model (DV8110-T2) with a DVB-T2 tuner and LTE modem -> http://en.sdmctech.com/product/ott-dvb-t2-t-stb_128.html

  2. Paul Taraneh
    December 9th, 2016 at 05:09 | #2

    Obviously for the Chinese market, and Europe only 850/2100 3g and LTE is TD LTE only.

    @cnx.. thank you for featuring this though as now i know it’s possible in the future

  3. adem nacakli
    December 9th, 2016 at 13:44 | #3

    who would use a 4g with these boxes when mobile internet is so expensive.

    • Paul Taraneh
      December 9th, 2016 at 16:46 | #4

      I would where in the USA you can get unlimited data to your device that hold the sim card. T mobile and their mvno plans would be ideal if the bands supported it.

  4. December 9th, 2016 at 14:37 | #5

    @adem nacakli
    The company had a press release (now gone), that claimed that “in some countries mobile Internet is cheaper than Broadband Internet”. It looks like then may also try to sell this to Telco.

    But as mentions in the introduction, it can be used in some niche use cases like digital signage, e.g. there’s usually no WiFi in the bus.

  5. Ben Carson
    December 10th, 2016 at 12:34 | #6

    @adem nacakli

    Unlimited 4G LTE is only about $20USB/month in Taiwan, and they don’t restrict tethering. On the other hand, cable costs over $100USD just for the installation fee, and monthly charges are also higher. So there is definitely a market. Also, consider that there are many places in the world where they never got around to installing the wires that this sort of technology replaces. So, it can also save infrastructure costs.

  6. mircea
    December 12th, 2016 at 22:45 | #7

    Unlimited LTE in Romania (50GB/month, after that speed is 128kbps) is at… 4euro/month.

  7. December 27th, 2016 at 19:36 | #8

    Shenzhen Tomato told me they also had a model with LTE -> http://www.sztomato.com/products/Android-TV-BOX-with-3G-4G-LTE-WCDMA-wireless-module-built-in-Android-TV-BOX-with-3G-4G-SIM-Card-slot.html

    No picture of the devices, except to show the LTE modem inside, but specs are pretty similar to SDMC model, so it could be the same (TBC).

  8. chiu yew hui
    April 21st, 2017 at 12:44 | #9

    How to buy this tvbox with 4g sim slot…

  9. April 21st, 2017 at 14:26 | #10

    @chiu yew hui
    SDMC don’t seem to sell directly to end users. If you are a reseller then contact the company (via the link at the end of the post).
    If you just want one for yourself, Geniatech ATV329, maybe under the Mygica brand, would probably be easier to buy http://www.cnx-software.com/2017/04/14/geniatech-atv329-is-4g-lte-android-tv-box-powered-by-amlogic-s905-processor/

    I just don’t think it’s for sale yet.

  10. alan b
    June 7th, 2017 at 09:40 | #11

    I am seeing that this box works on GSM. I would like to try 1 of these but it must work on 850/1900 band. Does it work on that band or do you have a model that can?

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