Zidoo X9S Features Realtek RTD1295, HDMI Recording and SATA Port

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Zidoo have released specifications of their latest flagship TV box, the Zidoo X9S. Packing a quadcore Realtek RT1295 processor that I haven’t seen in a TV box before, it also offers a range of unique specifications that makes it a box to watch.

Zidoo-X9S-N01

Based on the material I’ve seen, the Zidoo X9S will run both Android 6.0 Marshmallow and OpenWRT simultaneously. This means that not only will it be running Google’s latest operating system but will also be able to function as a router or fileserver at the same time.

HDMI In also makes an appearance for the first time in a Zidoo box since the Zidoo X9. There’s no information about the recording specs but expect a bump over its predecessor.

Zidoo-X9S-N02

The unit’s T820 MP3 GPU should make it a beast for gaming (relative to other TV boxes though not as powerful as the NVidia Shield TV).

The rest of the specs are equally impressive, offering 2GB of DDR3 RAM, 16GB of eMMC storage, dual band wireless AC, and USB 3.0.

There’s no information of what the case will actually look like as Zidoo is still designing it but I’ll update as soon as I find out more.

Getting One

There’s no pricing or availability information yet but expect it to be north of $100 from the usual retailers.

Zidoo X9S Technical Specifications

General

  • Processor
    Realtek RTD1295
  • CPUCPU
    Quad Core Cortex-A53 64bit
  • GPU
    ARM® Mali™-T820 MP3
  • Operating System
    Android 6.0 & OpenWRT
  • RAM
    2GB DDR3
  • Storage
    16GB eMMC
    SATA 3.0
  • Other Features
    IR Reciever/Transmitter
    Aluminium Case
  • Power
    DC 12V/2A

Interfaces

  • Video Output
    HDMI 2.0
    Composite
  • Audio Output
    HDMI 2.0
    SP-DIF
    Composite
  • Other Interfaces
    HDMI 2.0 Input
    1x USB 3.0
    2x USB 2.0
    SATA 3.0

Connectivity

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

Physical

    • blipton

      Couldn’t a fileserver be easily installed as an android app? Or does the simultaneous openwrt provide something not possible with android alone?

      • Hi,

        You’re exactly right. It’s easy enough to download a fileserver app under Android but its nice that Zidoo have included it out of the box.

        I’m not sure about the benefits of simultaneous OpenWRT at this stage (aside from the obvious use as a router) but I’m hoping Zidoo will send me a sample to review.