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.
- 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.
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.