A new TV set-top box model called X96 mini 5G, which runs on the recently released budget AMlogic S905W4 processor, is now available on AliExpress. It is a new SoC, which is essentially a stripped-down version of the AMlogic S905W, but is already produced using the 12-nm manufacturing process.
X96 mini 5G is an entry level smart TV set-top box, running Android 9.0 operating system and suitable for streaming services and IPTV. The new Amlogic S905W4 SoC is a 1.2GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor and a 750GHz Mali-450 MP5 GPU. It has 1/2 GB of DDR3 RAM and 8/16 GB of eMMc storage with a micro SD card reader.
However, the set-top box supports dual-band WiFi with an internal antenna, but there is no Bluetooth. Of the connectors, the TV box has 2 USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, a micro SD card reader, a 10/100 network connector, a connector for an external infrared port and an analog port for audio and video. A basic remote control, power supply and HDMI cable are included.
You can buy the X96 mini 5G TV box with the new Amlogic S905W4 SoC on Aliexpress from $24 with free shipping in the 1/8GB version, or the more recommended 2/16GB version for $28.