ZIDOO Z9S / Z10 RTD1296 Android + OpenWrt Media Boxes Coming in October

Zidoo introduced their first Realtek RTD1296 media players earlier this year with Zidoo X20 / X20 Pro models, but with prices starting at almost $500 those are not for everyone.

The company will soon  launch cheaper and more compact models with ZIDOO Z9S and Z10, which are updated of RTD1295 models Zidoo X9S and X10 launched in previous years.

Zidoo Z9S
Zidoo-Z9S

Zidoo Z9S / Z10 specifications:

  • SoC – Realtek RTD1296DD quad core Cortex A53 processor with ARM Mali-T820 MP3 GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3
  • Storage
    • 16GB eMMC flash + micro SD slot up to 32GB
    • Zidoo Z9S only – 2x SATA 3.0 external interfaces
    • Zidoo Z10 only – 1x SATA 3.0 bay for 3.5″ drives
  • Video I/O
    • HDMI 2.0a output up to 4K @ 60 Hz, HDR10 support
    • HDMI 2.0 input with HDCP 2.2 input (recording and streaming up to 1080p @ 60 Hz)
    • Zidoo Z9S only – 3.5mm AV output
    • Zidoo Z10 only – 1x RCA CVBS
  • Audio I/O
    • HDMI in and out, 1x S/PDIF output
    • Zidoo Z9S only – AV port for stereo audio output
    • Zidoo Z10 only – RCA audio L/R jacks, coaxial S/PDIF
  • Video Playback – HDR, 10-bit HEVC/H.265 up to 4K @ 60fps, VP9 up to 4K @ 60 fps, H.264 up to 4K @ 24 fps
  • Audio Features – HD channel audio pass-through and stereo decoding
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi up to 867 Mbps and Bluetooth 4.1 with two external high-gain antennas
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • Misc
    • IR receiver, recovery key, VFD display, 1x LED, 3.5mm RS232 jack
    • Zidoo Z10 only – Cooling fan
  • Power Supply – 12V/3A
  • Dimensions & Weight
    • Zidoo Z9S – 245 x 201 x 81 mm | 1.2 kg (Aviation Aluminum alloy case in silver)
    • Zidoo Z10 – 302 x204 x 100 mm |  2.38 kg (Aviation Aluminum alloy case in silver+black)
Zidoo Z10
Zidoo Z10

The media players will ship with a remote control, a HDMI cable, a power adapter, and a user manual. Both will run Android 7.1 and OpenWrt operating system simultaneously for respectively media playback/recording, and NAS functions.

Based on info from Futeko website, the official launch is planned for October 4th, and the company lists Zidoo Z9S and Z10 for respectively $215 and $323. [Update October 8,2018: The two models are now available on Aliexpress for quite cheaper prices than the ones listed on Futeko, see comment below for prices and purchase links]

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Why would anybody prefer those over a Gemini Lake?