In some countries, especially in the Middle Easy and Africa, 4G LTE is a popular way of getting broadband Internet, and in the past we covered several 4G LTE TV boxes running Android such as WeTek Hyperion, SDMC DV8230-AP LTE, or Geniatech ATV329.
Shenzhen Tomato now offers another options with their “Onenuts 4G-LTE Android OTT Set-Top Box” powered by Amlogic S905X processor, and that happens to come with a compartment for optional batteries.
Onenuts 4G LTE TV box specifications:
- SoC – Amlogic S905X quad core Arm Cortex-A53 processor @ 1.5 GHz with penta-core Mali-450 GPU
- System Memory – 1GB or 2GB
- Storage – 8GB, 16G, or 32G eMMC flash; micro SD card slot
- Video Output – HDMI 2.0a up to 4K UHD @ 60 Hz, AV output (composite)
- Audio –
- Video – 10-bit H.265 & VP9 Profile 2 4K @ 60fps, H.264 4K @ 30fps, AVS+ & H.264 1080p60
- 10/100M Ethernet
- Dual band WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0
- 4G LTE module
- Europe – LTE-FDD: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20; WCDMA: B1/B5/B8; GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- America – LTE-FDD: B2/B4/B8/B17; LTE-TDD: B38/B39/B40/B41; TD-SCDMA: B34/B39; WCDMA: B1/B5/B8; GSM: 900/1800 MHz
- China/India – LTE-FDD: B1/B3/B5/B8; LTE-TDD: B38/B39/B40/B41; WCDMA: B1/B8; TD-SCDMA: B34/B39; CDMA2000 1X/EXDO: BC0; GSM: 900/1800 MHz
- EMEA/KOREA/THAILAND/INDIA – LTE-FDD: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20; LTE-TDD: B38/B40/B41; WCDMA: B1/B5/B8; GSM: B3/B8
- Latin America/ANZ/TAIWAN – LTE-FDD: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B6/B7/B8/B28; LTE-TDD: B40; WCDMA: B1/B2/B5/B8; GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8
- JAPAN – FDD-LTE: B1/B3/B8/B18/B19/B26; LTE-TDD: B41; WCDMA: B1/B6/B8/B19
- Downstream 150Mbps, upstream 50Mbps
- Internal micro SIM card slot
- Optional Zigbee, ZigbeePRO, ZigbeeRF4CE, 6LoWPAN @ 2400-2483.5MH
- USB – 2x USB2.0 host port, 3 internal USB 2.0 ports including one used by the 4G LTE modem
- Misc – Optional IR input port, reset pinhole
- Power Supply – 5V/2A
- Battery – Optional 3x 18650 batteries
The box runs either Android 6.0 or 7.0. Now you may wonder why having a TV box with a battery support. The product description writes about “keeping the time for digital signage”, using that is over-engineered for such a simple task. Instead it’s really useful to keep network connectivity on during power failure since the box can also be used as WiFi access point, and for digital signage as well, as notifications of power failure, and getting up-to-date display logs may be important information.
Onenuts 4G LTE TV box is available now at an undisclosed price. More details may be found in the product page.
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.