Rikomagic RKM V7 – A Rockchip RK3568-powered Android 11 HDMI TV stick

Rikomagic RKM V7 is an HDMI TV stick running Android 11 on a Rockchip RK3568 quad-core Cortex-A55 processor with 2GB RAM, 16GB flash, Gigabit Ethernet and WiFi 5/6 connectivity, as well as HDMI female port, and two USB ports.

While the device could be used as a general-purpose Android mini PC, it is also suitable as a digital signage player with features such as RTC for time on/off control, screen rotation support, and a watchdog timer to ensure continuous operation even if a software crash occurs.

Rikomagic RKM V7 specifications:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3568 quad-core Cortex-A55 processor @ up to 2.0 GHz with Arm Mali-G52 2EE GPU with support for OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0/3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.1, 0.8 TOPS NPU for AI acceleration, 4Kp60 H.265/H.264/VP9 video decoding, and 1080p100 H.265/H.264 video encoding
  • System Memory – 2 GB or 4 GB LPDDR4
  • Storage – 16 GB or 32 GB eMMC flash, MicroSD card socket
  • Video & audio output – HDMI 2.0 female port up to 4Kp60 with CEC, touchscreen support via USB port.
  • Networking
    • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port with Wake-on-Lan (WoL) support
    • WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.0, or optional WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0 OTG port,  1x USB 2.0 port
  • Misc – Power button, RTC, watchdog
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A input via DC jack
  • Dimensions – 120 x 60 x 23mm
  • Temperature Range – 0°~70°C
  • Humidity – 0%~95%

 

The HDMI TV stick ships with a 5V/2A power adapter and an HDMI cable. The Android 11 OS support manual rotation by 0°, 90°, 180°, and 270° for digital signage use cases, and the company says they can customize the firmware upon request.

At first, the selection of the Rockchip RK3568 over the Rockchip RK3566 was a little puzzling for this design since it was hard to think how the TV stick benefits from the extra I/Os provided by the Rockchip RK3568 as the CPU, GPU, and most interfaces are the same on RK3566 and RK3568. But after looking into it in more detail, only the RK3568 provides a USB 3.0 OTG interface, so maybe that’s why. AndroidPC.es received a sample from Rikomagic and posted a review with some benchmarks, video testing, and a quick look at the extra settings implemented by Rikomagic.

Rikomagic sells for RKM V7 HDMI TV stick on Aliexpress for $105 including shipping.

Via Liliputing

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6 Replies to “Rikomagic RKM V7 – A Rockchip RK3568-powered Android 11 HDMI TV stick”

  1. Nice, at least now they have a female HDMI connector. Some people have been using the previous one (v5) as portable high-performance VPN/WiFi gateways and such use cases that are often useful in a network engineer’s computer case. Now with a much less power-hungry CPU that also features crypto extensions, that can start to be really nice.

    1. I fully agree. The male HDMI connection on some of these TV / stick devices forced you to find another cable to accommodate your setup. This allows you to use a normal HDMI cable. Another thing I’ve noticed is that 2GB of RAM doesn’t really cut it in 2022. Devices like these, meaning mini-pc’s, need to start at 4GB of RAM. In my opinion 8GB is a really good sweet spot. 16GB if your applications are calling for more and 32GB if you’re a power user and your doing something like virtualization. At 32GB a quad-core processor isn’t what you would be looking for.

      1. Well, for me this is a bit on the high side. My work laptop has 16 GB that I cannot really make use of. In fact I’m used to decompressing sources I download into /dev/shm and build there because I know that it’s basically infinite space (8 GB) and fast. Same for my home PC that has probably never touched its swap despite having a firefox running with hundreds of tabs never been restarted since the last update and now showing me the notification that the version is outdated and that I should upgrade it. My previous work laptop had 8GB and that was plenty already for a development machine. I think I would be fine with 4GB with fast enough storage so that I don’t lazily build in /dev/shm. Ah yes, I forgot, that can be a bit tight if you plan to start Chrome. Been shocked by this a few times already.

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