MINIX NEO U1 Features Amlogic S905 and Android 5.1

Minix are jumping onboard the Amlogic S905 train with their latest Android TV box. The MINIX NEO U1 features the quadcore Amlogic S905 processor running Android 5.1.1.

There’s also 2GB DDR3 RAM, 16Gb of eMMC 5.0 storage, dual band MIMO b/g/n/ac WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth 4.1.

MINIX are promoting that the unit will come with XBMC MINIX Edition, which will inevitably involve some tweaks to the stock Kodi app to make it more functional on MINIX’s hardware. I’d also wager that MINIX will be including a custom TV-friendly launcher like we’ve seen on a number of their other Android devices.

Inside the box, you’ll get the MINIX NEO U1 unit, IR remote, HDMI cable, USB OTG cable, USB-to-USB cable (presumably for flashing firmware if required), a 5V 3A power supply and instruction manual.

MINIX-NEO-U1-N01

MINIX have a great reputation for build quality and firmware updates, so whilst the U1 does come at a premium to some of the other S905 devices, presumably some of this will essentially pay for improved support and better quality components compared to other manufacturers.

Getting One

You can purchase the MINIX NEO U1 for around $130 from GeekBuying, GearBest, Banggood and Amazon.

MINIX NEO U1 Technical Specifications

General

Processor Amlogic S905
CPU CPU Quad-Core Cortex-A5 at 1.5GHz
GPU Penta-Core ARM® Mali™-450
Operating System Android Lollipop 5.1.1
RAM 2GB DDR3
Storage 16GB eMMC 5.0
Other Features IR Sensor
Power button
Power DC 5V/3A

Interfaces

Video Output HDMI 2.0
Audio Output SP-DIF, 3.5mm Audio
Other Interfaces 3 x USB 2.0
1x micro USB OTG
Microphone Input

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11ac 2 x 2 MIMO Dual-Band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5.0GHz)
Ethernet 1000Mbps
Bluetooth 4.1

Physical

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