Following on from the recent announcement that Minix will be launching a new Neo Z64 Windows 8.1 and Android Mini PC for $129 last week. This week the company has announced their new Minix Neo X6 set-top TV device that is equipped with an ARM-based processor.
The Neo X6 comes supplied running Google’s latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system as well as having the latest XBMC media center app pre-loaded.
Minix has equipped their new Minix Neo X6 TV box with a an Amlogic S805 quad-core processor supported by ARM Mali-450 graphics and supported by 1GB DDR3L RAM. Enabling the Neo X6 to support 1080p HD video playback as well as hardware-accelerated H.264 and H.265 decoding and H.264 encoding.
Other features of the set-top Android box include 8 GB eMMC of internal storage micro SD slot, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x micro USB OTG port, IR sensor and connectivity provided by WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 10/100 Ethernet.
The new Minix Neo X6 Android set-top box will be launching next month for $120 and is expected to eventually support the newly unveiled Android TV operating system. NEO X6 specifications include :
• Video Output – HDMI 1.4 with HDMI-CEC support
• Audio Output – HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm stereo audio jack
• Video Containers – DAT, MPEG, MPE, MPG, TS, TP, VOB, ISO, AVI, MP4, MPV, 3GP, FLV, MKV, M2TS, MTS, M4V, WMV, ASF, RM/RMVB (720p only)
• Audio Formats – MP2, MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, OGA, FLAC, ALC, APE, AAC, M4A
• Power Supply – 5V/2A