Beelink GS-King X Amlogic S922X-H TV Box Comes with 3.5″ SATA Drive Bays

After Beelink GT-King and GT-King Pro, it appears the company is working on another Amlogic S922X(-H) TV box with Beelink GS-King X providing two internal 3.5″ SATA Bays. [Update May 14th: The post has been updated to reflect two SATA bays are available, not only one]

Beelink GS-King X (preliminary) specification:

  • SoC – Amlogic S922X-H hexa-core big.LITTLE processor with 4x Arm Cortex A73 cores @ up to 1.8 GHz, 2x Arm Cortex A53 cores @ 1.9 GHz, Arm Mali-G52MP4 GPU @ 846MHz; 12nm manufacturing process
  • System Memory – 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • Storage – 64GB eMMC flash, microSD card slot, 2x 3.5″ SATA HDD drive bay for up to 16TB storage
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.1 up to 4K @ 60 Hz with HDCP 2.2
  • Video – AVE-10 engine with 4K UHD H.265/VP9/AVS2 video decoding up to 60 fps, Dolby Vision, Advanced HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and PRIME HDR high-dynamic range support
  • Audio – Digital audio via HDMI, stereo analog audio via 3.5mm AV jack, optical S/PDIF, stereo audio via RCA jacks; DTS Listen + Dolby Audio decoding, ESS9108 audio DAC (TBC)
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB – 4x USB 3.0 ports
  • Misc – Power button
  • Power Supply – 12V DC / 1.5A power barrel jack
  • Dimensions – TBD

Beelink GS-King X is said to run Android 9.0 with Google Assistant and Widevine L1 DRM. It will apparently ship with an air mouse supporting voice commands.

AndroidPC.es reports Beelink GS-King X will become available at the end of May for a price ranging between $170 and $200. There’s no other information nor product page on Beelink website at the time of writing.

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Rebel
Rebel
5 months ago

I tought Google doesn‘t allow new releases of Devices with OLD Android 9 incl. playstore support after 03.2020 anymore. 200 bugs and no security support.

mitchell4you
5 months ago

Hmm… Great specs… (Sata, drm1,Dac) Can’t wait to see the review
But…omg what a ugly box, don’t see my self buying this puppy
( why not use msata, give it a new smaller /better looking box and at bt5 –beelink )

Mitchell
5 months ago

Update: Looks like Androidptv now reports…
That it supports 2 disks up to 16tb

tkaiser
tkaiser
5 months ago

> That it supports 2 disks up to 16tb

SATA is a standard using LBA48 addressing and since the used USB-to-SATA bridge is capable of more than 2TB (32 bit integer overflow limitation of old bridges) the real limitation of this device is 2 x 144.1 Petabyte (once disks are available).

TL;DR: there exists neither an 8 nor a 16 TB limitation with SATA.

mitchell4you
5 months ago

Hmm…except for the thumbnail cache issue ( on some devices? )
I connected a 150gb HD with contents to tvbox (box – dislplaylink – usb3 to msata)
Then…it got issues like WiFi drop.. Unable to play vids
Turns out android&kodi made a thumbnail cache of 6gb ( filling internal space completely )

Also…some apps like to scan for new media files (using allot of CPU usage)
big HD take time..that may lead to app/android to become unresponsive
Just some thoughts

tkaiser
tkaiser
5 months ago

> Turns out android&kodi made a thumbnail cache of 6gb ( filling internal space completely ) … some apps like to scan for new media files (using allot of CPU usage)

Sorry, I was solely talking about technological limitations and not about random crappy software behavior above (‘apps’ or Android in general). A software ‘filling internal space completely’ acts plain stupid and background tasks should of course run with background priority (also a no-brainer).

BTW: ‘WiFi drop’ when connecting an USB3 disk might be just the usual interference issue when using 2.4GHz band.

TLS
TLS
5 months ago

It seems like a small part of what this is, is missing. This, to me, looks like something that was made for karaoke use, thanks to the two 6.35mm audio jacks and the two RCA jacks around the back. This also makes sense with the inclusion of a 3.5″ drive, as that would be for storing karaoke videos and song texts on.

Peter
Peter
5 months ago

Why would anyone spend so much for a device which has an operating system which will probably receive no updates, and very little support.

Would choose a generic windows machine before ever considering this.

L.Peter
L.Peter
5 months ago

Amlogic soc is a good sign, im 100% sure there will be linux/coreelec for this soon

theguyuk
theguyuk
5 months ago

Coreelec slready does S922 so yes looks very good

Changes since 9.2.1:

Added support for Khadas VIM3L
Added support for Odroid C4
Added support for X88 King
Added support for S905X3 devices
Added support for S905Y2 devices

theguyuk
theguyuk
5 months ago

How much will that windows machine with Video Output – HDMI 2.1 up to 4K @ 60 Hz with HDCP 2.2
Video – AVE-10 engine with 4K UHD H.265/VP9/AVS2 video decoding up to 60 fps, Dolby Vision, Advanced HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and PRIME HDR high-dynamic range support. Cost? Also what will the windows devices power usage be?

Willy
Willy
5 months ago

Actually, once I’m certain it can run Linux, I could buy one to replace my Synology NAS that I’m using as a backup server. Having real storage to put an operating system instead of having parts of it on the data hard drives, and having real RAM to run rsync is quite interesting! NAS devices in this price range usually have ridiculously low amounts of RAM and are hardly usable. I’d definitely prefer a much smaller case for a single 1 TB SSD but I can deal with this. I could even use a second one to replace my NFS/mail… Read more »

tkaiser
tkaiser
5 months ago

What makes you confident that the used USB-to-SATA bridge here is ok? And do you know of any SuperSpeed hub ICs with 5 downstream ports (maybe the USB-to-SATA bridge is connected to S922X’s Hi-Speed port only?)

willy
willy
5 months ago

Excellent point, for an unknown reason I imagined that these were native SATA ports :-/

Dan
Dan
5 months ago

You could just about piece together an ODROID-H2 with the same specs but is much better supported in Linux and has native SATA for the price this is going for. That also has a NVME slot for your OS.

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