Himedia is quietly working on the next version of their Q5 line – apparently they won’t call it Himedia Q5-III, choosing Himedia Q5 4K instead.
(more pictures below)
– Chipset: Hisilicon 3798C (Cortex A9)
– Quad core, 1.5 Ghz
– GPU: Mali450 MP6, 8-core (6+2), 600 Mhz
– RAM: 2GB, dual-channel DDR3
– storage: 8GB, eMMC (expandable to 64GB)
– Gigabit LAN
– 2.4Ghz 802.11 a/b/g/n wi-fi
– 1 x USB 3.0 and 2 x USB 2.0
– HDMI 1.4
– Android 4.4
– 1080P UI
As you can see, the specs are quite good, the biggest let down for me being the use of HDMI 1.4 instead of HDMI 2.0 – I guess we’ll have to wait for 2015 for that.
What will really make the difference will be it’s video (and audio) decoding capabilities.
Hisilicon chips are the still the best in that regard, Himedia Q5-II being capable already of rendering BluRay ISO (3D even) smoothly, something we don’t see much in the Android TV boxes world.
According to the source it scores ~21k in Antutu.
And some pictures: