X96S Amlogic S905Y2 TV Stick Spotted for $39 and Up

Lacking Ethernet support, the latest Amlogic S905Y2 processor is designed for 4K HDMI TV dongles. However excluding Amlogic’s own TV stick reference design, we only had seen S905Y2 TV boxes so far, and no actual commercial product following the TV stick form factor.

That has now changed since X96S TV stick powered by Amlogic S905Y2 processor has appeared on several Aliexpress stores with price starting at $38.76 including international shipping.X96S amlogic S905Y2 TV StickX96S TV dongle specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S905Y2 quad core ARM Cortex-A53 @ up to 2.0 GHz with Mali-G31 MP2 “Dvalin” GPU
  • System Memory / Storage options
    • 2GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC flash, micro SD card slot
    • 4GB LPDDR4, 32GB eMMC flash, micro SD card slot
  • Video & Audio Output – HDMI 2.1 output with HDR up to 4K UHD @ 75 Hz
  • Video Codecs –  VP9 Profile-2 up to 4K 60fps, 10-bit H.265 up to 4K 60fps,   AVS2-P2 up to 4K 60fps,  H.264/AVC  up to 4K 30fps,  H.264 MVC up to 1080p60,  MPEG-4 ASP up to 1080p60 (ISO-14496), etc..
  • Connectivity – Dual band WiFi AC (aka WiFi 5), and Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0 port
  • Misc – IR expansion jack
  • Power Supply – 5V via micro USB port
  • Dimensions – 98 x 33 x 13 mm

The TV stick runs Android 8.1, and ships with a USB power adapter, a micro USB cable, an infrared remote control, an IR expansion cable, an HDMI cable, and a user’s manual.

S905Y2 TV stick accessories

For $39, you’d get the model with 2GB/16GB configuration, but if you need more memory and storage capacity add about $10 for the 4GB/32GB TV stick.

[Update: GearBest sells the dongle for $37.99 and up now]

Via AndroidPC.es

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Vincent
Vincent
2 years ago

Is the remote control by IR or Bluetooth ?

ken
ken
2 years ago

ir remote

hex
hex
2 years ago

is this Linuxable?

L.Peter
L.Peter
2 years ago

afaik the big brother 905×2 is a better candidate but we have to wait a lot, go for another amlogic soc from this list: http://linux-meson.com/doku.php

Tomm
Tomm
2 years ago

S905Y2 = ultra low power

S905X2 = low power

Good to hear there is TV stick with upgraded SoC, and can go up 4GB RAM.

FransM
FransM
2 years ago

Less peripherals generally means less power, but don’t hold your breath. CPU, GPU and wireless are the biggest consumers. (actually using 905X2 wired with wireless disabled will quite likely consume less than 905Y2 under the same load)

Da Xue
Da Xue
2 years ago

S905Y2 has a smaller package and less IO pads to make smaller devices. S905X2 is for regular sized TV devices and has more IO such as ethernet.

olin
olin
2 years ago

How plausible is the 2GHz CPU speed in the light of previous cheating?

Tomm
Tomm
2 years ago

“arrive on Dec. 30” do’h, and without microSD reader, has ventilation holes on sides (they are actual holes, unlike ones on this X96S)

Edit: Gearbest sell this X96S on sale!
https://www.gearbest.com/tv-stick-dongle/pp_009450340962.html?wid=1433363

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