The popular MINI M8S is an Android TV box based on Amlogic S905 and its popularity comes from its cheap price(around $33)and the fact it comes with a respectable 2GB RAM, which makes for smooth user experience. There has been a recent release of the MINI M8S II that comes with the same specs, however in this model the makers have updated the processor.
The processor of the MINI M8S II has been updated to an Amlogic S905X, the addition of VP9 and HDR support goes a long way to make for an even smoother user experience.The Mini M8S II comes packed with the following specs:
SoC – Amlogic S905X quad core ARM Cortex-A53 @ up to 2.0GHz with penta-core Mali-450MP GPU @ 750 MHz
System Memory – 2GB DDR3
Storage – 8GB eMMC flash + micro SD card slot
Video Output – HDMI 2.0b up to 4K @ 60 fps
Audio – HDMI, optical S/PDIF
Video Codecs – VP9 4K @ 60 fps, 10-bit H.265 4K @ 60 fps, H.264 4K @ 30 fps
Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0
USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports
Misc – IR receiver
Power Supply – DC 5V/2A
Dimensions – 110 x 110 x 17.5 mm
Weight – 152 grams
The Mini M8S II comes with Android 6.0 instead of Android 5.0 that was on its predecessor and comes with its own IR remote control, a HDMI cable, a power adapter, and a user’s manual that’s in English. The Mini M8S II doesn’t appear to be hitting the shelves of many tech sales websites, but we expect it out there really soon.