VORKE Z1 Android TV Box Features 3GB DDR4 RAM and Amlogic S912

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Whilst we’ve been inundated with new Amlogic S912 Android TV boxes almost daily, the new VORKE Z1 is somewhat different.

Although powered by octacore Amlogic S912 like many other Android TV boxes before it, it also features 3GB of DDR4 RAM which offers higher bandwidth than the DDR3 RAM seen in other similar boxes. This should theoretically translate to higher performance though that remains to be seen.

The rest of the specs are pretty much the same as what we’ve seen before. It features 32GB of eMMC storage, dual band wireless AC, Gigabit ethernet and Bluetooth 4.0.

It’ll run Android 6.0 and the listing seems to suggest that it’ll ship with Kodi 17.0 (which is currently in Beta).

Inside the box you’ll get the VORKE Z1 Android TV box, IR remote, power adapter, HDMI cable, and an English instruction manual.

Where to Buy the VORKE Z1

The VORKE Z1 is available for pre-order from GeekBuying for under $100.

VORKE Z1 Technical Specifications

General

  • Processor
    AMLogic S912
  • CPUCPU
    Quad-Core Cortex-A53 up to 2.0GHz
  • GPU
    Penta-Core ARM® Mali™-450
  • Operating System
    Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • RAM
    3GB DDR4
  • Storage
    32GB eMMC
    Micro SD Card Slot (up to 64GB)
  • Other Features
    IR Sensor
    Power Button
  • Power
    5V/2A

Interfaces

  • Video Output
    HDMI 2.0
    Composite
  • Audio Output
    HDMI 2.0
    SP-DIF
  • Other Interfaces
    2 x USB 2.0
    1 x Micro USB OTG
    Micro SD Card Slot

Connectivity

  • WiFi
    Dual Band Wireless AC
  • Ethernet
    Gigabit
  • Bluetooth
    4.0

Physical

  • Dimensions
    130x109x24mm
  • Weight
    214g
  • Johnny14o

    If you can help clarify something, please.

    Like so many other Android products, when mentioned in the title or in the body of the article, the term “Android TV” is thrown around arbitrarily. This does not describe the product correctly. A product may be Android 6.0 based, but have the Android TV os (example Mi Box or Nvidia Shield).

    To your knowledge, is this just another android media box, or is it truly an Android TV based player?

    Thank you for any clarification.

    • Hey Johnny14o,

      I can confirm it’s another Android 6.0 TV box, not the Android TV OS.

      The issue is that these devices are commonly known as “TV Boxes” so it can cause some confusion as we mean “Android” TV box, rather than “Android TV” box – if that makes sense.

      • Johnny14o

        I understand and agree with the confusion… I know I get confused when reading product descriptions.

        The Android platform could possibly be the ideal platform for TV/media due to its open source flexibility. Unfortunately, with all the different versions of the OS, it seems to slow it’s advanement.

        IMO, for the use of media/tv the Android TV interface (MI Box, Shield TV, Sony Android tv’s) is extremely easy to navigate (compared to standard android based boxes that tend to need a remote with a pointer to access many functions). Unfortunately, the widespread adoption of the Android TV interface has been minimal, and I feel this has a lot to do with the limited variety apps for the platform (vs the other way around).

        Thank you for the clarification on the OS… I’ll consider this unit, but really am looking for an Android TV os unit between the Mi Box (which I have) and a Shield TV (which I also have) as a mix of power/price…

  • Blayaux

    It’s seem to be a S905X SoC hardware. S912 embedded a Mali T850-MP3

    • Yeah, it definitely feels like that Blayaux.

      I’m not that impressed with the S912 to be honest. I’m glad the GPU got an upgrade but the CPU performance isn’t that great.