MINIX has been providing Rockchip based Android TV boxes for a couple of years with the Neo X5 and Neo X7 models being their big succeses. The new NEO X8 and X8s models will both be powered by Amlogic chipsets; the NEO X8 will use the standard Amlogic S802, whilst the NEO X8s will adopt the Amlogic S802-H – offering full Dolby Digital and DTS support. The set-top boxes will come with Octo Core Mali-450 GPU, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat. Here is the comparison table between the two:
The main differences between the two are the amount of internal storage, dual-band Wi-Fi on the X8s and the full Dolby Digital and DTS support for the X8s. The two models should start shipping somewhere in late May and the pricing will be announced later. MINIX also announced a new addition to its range of air-mouses, the NEO M1, delivering six-axis gyroscope support and built-in anti-shake technology for superior accuracy and control. The form factor of the NEO M1 is much smaller than that of previous models, being just 146mm x 39mm x 12.6mm, and also includes a built-in rechargeable lithium battery. Pricing and availability information for the NEO M1 will also follow shortly.