Last month, we wrote about the first Rockchip RK3566 TV box we had seen so far with a new version of the H96 Max TV box running Android 11 with up to 8GB RAM.
While Rockchip RK3566 processor has multimedia capabilities with 4K HDR video playback and output, it has many other interfaces such as native PCIe and SATA that would not make it as cost-effective as TV Box SoC’s like Rockchip RK3328 or Amlogic S905X4. But this does not stop companies from making TV boxes with the AIoT processor, and T95 Plus TV box offers another option, again with up to 8GB RAM.
T95 Plus specifications:
- SoC – Rockchip RK3566 quad-core Cortex-A55 processor @ 1.8 GHz with Arm Mali-G52 EE GPU, 0.8 TOPS NPU/AI accelerator
- System Memory – 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB RAM
- Storage – 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB eMMC flash, MicroSD card slot
- Video Output – HDMI 2.0a up to 4Kp60
- Video decoding
- 4Kp60 H.264/H.265/VP9
- VC1 up to 1920 x 1080 @ 60fps
- MPEG-4 up to 1920 x 1080 @ 60fps
- HDR10 and HLG modes
- Audio – Optical S/PDIF output, digital audio output via HDMI
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x USB 2.0 port
- Misc – Front-panel display, RGB LED’s around the top cover
- Power Supply – DC 5V/2A
- Dimensions – 112 x 112 x 22 mm
The company says T95 Plus comes pre-installed with KDplayer (a fork of Kodi), Youtube, the Google Play Store, and Chrome. The Android 11 TV box is currently sold on Aliexpress for $53.20 in 4GB/32GB configuration and $70.65 with 8GB RAM, and a 64GB flash, shipping not included.
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.
7 Replies to “T95 Plus Android 11 TV Box features Rockchip RK3566 AIoT processor, 8GB RAM”
No AV1 decode reeeeee
Nice big RAM. The 6 GB option appears to be a fever dream, not real (kind of like the “Video 8K”).
> Nice big RAM.
What’s the benefit of having ‘big RAM’ on something running with Android 11 displaying streams?
We already had this exchange on the ‘H96 Max” article.
I use LibreELEC with just 2 GB. I can imagine someone wanting more than 4 GB for Android 11 though. Like the other box, $17 for another 4 GB of RAM and double the internal storage will be worth it to some people.
> We already had this exchange on the ‘H96 Max” article.
Talking about this? If this was an exchange then I clearly missed the discussion and every technical point as well 🙂
> I can imagine someone wanting more than 4 GB
I can imagine this too especially if it’s about consumer devices where marketing efforts trained consumers into thinking ‘the more RAM the faster’.
The worrying thing is no hands on reviews yet. If it is so great then why so physical hands on review shy?
There is now a hands on review of a RK3566 4GB box, very underwhelmed.
gods i wish i had some confidence this thing would be even perhaps capable/hackable to run a real Linux. it’s probably just a matter of figuring out how to get uboot running but ayikes, scary. wish this were more usable.
and as JLA says, doesn’t expose the real bandwidth capabilities. but even still, would be a nice box. alike, almost certainly, many more of these Android set top boxes to come.