First Android TV stick with the quad core Rockchip RK3188 SoC debuts



Android sticks are pretty much everywhere, from simple TV boxes, HTPC builds and media players to credit card-sized development boards without forgetting their use as gaming & multimedia systems.

We’ve previously seen & covered a bunch of  such systems in the past but here comes a beefier a Android TV stick known as the Tronsmart T428 with a brand new quad-core SoC. It packs a RK3188 SoC with 4 Cortex-A9 cores ticking at 1.8GHz coupled with the Mali-400MP4 gpu without forgetting the 2GB of ram.


Coming with 8GB and 16GB of onboard storage while also sporting a MicroSD card slot this stick shall provide enough space for storing few HD movies while both the USB2.0 & microUSB ports allow further expandability with OTG support.

The device can naively read major codecs/containers like AVI, RM, RMVB, PMP, FLV, MP4 etc…

Standard connectivity is ensured with 802.11n WiFi. There’s an HDMI connector at the end which lets you plug the stick directly into a TV or monitor. Other than that the Tronsmart T428 comes with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean out of the box while a 4.2 update is in the works. The stick is a beast as far as performance is concerned, reaching a score of 18706 on AnTutu benchmark, toppling the Galaxy SIII and various other Tegra 3 devices.

The only downside is the lack of a protective case but that shouldn’t be surprising considering that it’s the size of an USB-stick.

GeekBuying is selling the Tronsmart T428 for $99

via GeekBuying Blog