RealTek RTD1325 SoC shows up in Formuler Z mini 4K Android 12 dongle

Formuler Z mini is a 4K Android 12 TV dongle powered by the new RealTek RTD1325 SoC with a Mali-G57 MC1, 4K AV1 video processing unit, and support for features such as Quick Media Switching (QMS) from the HDMI 2.1 specifications.

The Android TV dongle also comes with 2GB LPDDR4 memory, 8GB eMMC flash, an HDMI 2.1 port up to 4K resolution, WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, Widevine L1 DRM, and a Bluetooth voice remote control.

Realtek RTD1325 Android TV dongle

Formuler Z mini specifications:

  • SoC – RealTek RTD1325
    • CPU – Quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 @ 1.7GHz with 512KB L3 cache [Updated on April 24, 2024 – See comments section]
    • GPU – Arm Mali-G57 MC1
    • VPU – 4Kp60 10-bit AV1 video decoder
  • System Memory – 2GB LPDDR4 @ 2400MHz
  • Storage – 8GB eMMC flash
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.1 up to 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) with 4K HDR (HDR10+, HLG), QMS support
  • Networking – WiFi 5 2×2 MIMO and Bluetooth 5.0
  • DRM – Widevine L1, L3
  • Power Supply – 5V/1A via USB port
  • Power Consumption – Standby: 0.55W; max: 5W
  • Dimensions – 83 x 60 x 12.5 mm
Formuler BT Universal Remote Control
Formuler GTV – B1 Bluetooth voice remote

The Formuler runs Android 12 with the company’s MYTVOnline3 media-viewing client and supports Widevine Level 1 DRM to watch videos from apps such as Netflix. While video output is limited to 4K resolution it still features an HDMI 2.1 port implementing QMS so that users can switch between different frame rates without a black screen transition.

We found very little public information about the RealTek RTD1325 processor, but Formuler highlights that its Mali-G57 GPU is about twice as powerful as competing solutions with SoCs equipped with the Mali-G31 GPU (such as Amlogic S905X4), so the user interface could be smoother or with extra animations. There are also some patchsets in the Linux kernel mailing list related to supporting peripherals for the RTD1325, so we should learn more soon enough.

Mali G31 vs Mali G57 Antutu 2022

The product page for the Formuler Z mini has more information about the dongle, but no price information. However, AndroidTVBox.eu says the recommended retail price will be 124 Euros.

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Radek X
26 days ago

I have Z mini. According to aida64 and others programs Realtek RTD1325 is Quad-Core Cortex-A55 1.7GHZ. 512KB L3 cache, ARM-MALI-G57 MP1 750MHZ. Its the same as RTD1619BPD, but 1619 has NPU ( TOPS unknown )

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