Amlogic’s new S802 processor is an ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core CPU with Mali 450 graphics. It runs at speeds up to 2 GHz, and early tests suggest it could be noticeably faster than an RK3188 chip. The processor also handles display resolutions up to 3840 x 2160. And at least two new set top boxes featuring the chip should be available in the coming months.
Geekbuying plans to sell the Tronsmart Vega S89, a hockey puck-shaped box with an Amlogic S802 processor, Android 4.4 KitKat software, and 2GB of RAM. The box has 16GB of built-in storage, 2 USB ports, a micro USB port, micro SD card slot, 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11n WiFi, HDMI 1.4b, and S/PDIF. There’s an IR sensor for use with a remote control.