What do you want to know
- Amlogic’s S905X5 SoC would reduce the power consumption of the Android TV box by 50% while maintaining its performance.
- The chip will also support Dolby Atmos, dual 4K 60fps decoder and AV1 codec.
- The chip is reportedly expected to enter mass production in the second quarter of 2024 or later.
A new chip has been announced that would boost the next generation of Android TV boxes with upgrades that will surely make a difference.
Amlogic’s new S905X5 SoC is created using a 6nm process, which should help reduce power consumption by 50% while maintaining a high level of performance (via 9to5Google). The new chip could support future Android TV boxes with Dolby Atmos, eARC, variable refresh rate, dual 4K 60fps set-top boxes, and H266 support, among others.
The new Amlogic chip also uses a “next generation processor”. Although not confirmed, it is assumed that this new processor is the Cortex-A510. Additionally, the chip is backed by a Mali-G310 GPU, which runs at a maximum speed of 1 GHz. The chip’s VPU (vision processing unit) also supports the AV1 codec, which is good news for future variants of the Chromecast with Google TV or other similar devices.
This graphics unit would be the catalyst for Android TV boxes in the near future, rendering certain aspects of the user interface in 4K HDR quality.
Michael Rahman ” broached the subject, citing a source who said the new chip would be “available for mass production in the second quarter of 2024, perhaps even towards the end of the second quarter of 2024.” Additionally, as Rahman noted, when Android TV 12 rolled out in 2021, the software included support for 4K rendered UI. So it looks like packages will continue to utilize this potential on a larger scale with the added features once the chip becomes available in mid-2024 and beyond.
Additionally, Amlogic’s changes to its new SoC could allow new Android TV boxes and even Google’s Chromecast to arrive with a sleeker, smaller form factor. Since the chip appears to have a considerable impact on the overall battery reserves, such a bulky interior would not be necessary.
Speaking of Google, a next-generation Chromecast was discovered to be in development in early 2023. This would mark the product as the company’s third streaming dongle, but aside from its brief appearance, nothing is known about its specifications. That said, it seems unlikely that Google will keep the device in development for a year or so to use this new Amlogic S905X5 SoC. So we’ll have to wait and see what upgrades we get if and when the next Chromecast with Google TV launches. .
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