Amazon Prime Day 2020 Date

The Amazon Prime Day 2020 this summer will no longer be holding at the usual time — at least according to one report. The Prime Day event usually takes place in the middle of July.

But which is Prime Day 2020 Date? The beloved shopping event will be pushed back until at least August, according to notes from an internal meeting obtained by Reuters. The major shopping event was started in 2015. Even though it generally occurs each July, this year rumours had it happening around the end of June 2020. All that of course, before the pandemic occurred.

Potential Loss

The online shopping giant expects a potential $100 million loss from excess devices that it might now sell at a discount. That’s according to internal meeting notes seen, as Reuters reported. The news agency mentioned that “5 million extra devices that Amazon would have sold during Prime Day, such as its suite of voice-controlled Echo speakers”.

“We probably have to promote sooner, which will be difficult if we’re capacity constrained,” Amazon General Counsel David Zapolsky wrote in notes from a daily meeting of Amazon executives.

The postponement od the Amazon Prime Day 2020 Date would mark a major shift by Amazon to address the economic effects of the Covid 19 Novel coronavirus pandemic.

Amazon Prime Day Back in 2019

Prime Day Revenue

Amazon does not disclose revenue from Prime Day but it is known that merchants contributed to $2 billion in sales during Prime Day in 2019, which lasts for 48 hours and over 18 countries worldwide. Promotions for Amazon’s members, Prime Membership, have also proven an effective way for the company to draw more people, In fact, during Prime Day a lot of people become members, at $119 per year in the United States.

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Android TV Box Certified By Google

The Mecool KM1 TV Box is a Google certified Android TV device that just hit the market. With the latest specs and great performance is on sale right for a very competitive price. It comes in three variations:

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Mecool KM1 S905X3

Mecool KM1 Specs

What is great about the Mecool KM1 is the fact that unlike the Xiaomi Mi Box S, it is powered by a brand-new and powerful CPU and GPU. In fact the device comes with the Amlogic S905X3 a very powerful CPU that can easily play 4K UHD up to 60 fps. Also powerful the GPU which can not only playback any given video format but allows you to play in an excellent manner any Android game. Another great feature is the optimal WiFi, supports 2GHz and 5Ghz -that’s Dual Band WiFi for faster internet connection! It is also faster than any traditional Dual Band WiFi since it is a 2T2R module with 2 antennas for even faster connections. And then we have the USB 3.0 that allows you to connect any compatible external HD and USB drive so you can elevate your experience with super fast speeds, unlike the old USB 2.0 that now days serves only for connections like a mouse, keyboard, gamepads and remotes. in the specifics, we find 1 x USB 3.0, 1 X USB 2.0, a micro SD card slot, HDMI port, a 10/100M Ethernet port and an AV output. Also included the Bluetooth module version 4.2 so you can attach even more devices.

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Mecool KM1 Remote Control

Another excellent point to be added: the included remote control. An already amazing remote, very similar to the Mi Box S and the previous Mecool models, now has 3 dedicated buttons: Youtube, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play are away just a click! And of course the dedicated button for Google Assistance is always there since the remote has also a built-in microphone for voice commands.

Video Playback

As you may suspect if you are more tech savvy, the Mecool KM1 with this SoC is a great piece of a media center. It can play any given video format with the default player or even KODI. And it also supports 4K Ultra HD on Youtube, 4K UHD also on Amazon Prime Video too! Not the same luck with Netflix since as we know, Netflix is not allowing a lot of devices to use their 4K license even though the lower resolutions are also supported and you can use Netflix too. HDR playback is also great, given of course that you have a TV that supports such technology.

Conclusion

Given that this Android 9 Pie Mecool KM1 comes with all the best for the price, in my opinion is a great device to get, especially considering the price after the coupon discount. Be sure to check all three versions even though for the price, I would go for the Mecool KM1 4GB / 64GB which appears also the most future-proof too. The offer is time limited so make sure to grab one now!

Detailed Specification

GeneralBrand: MECOOL
Model: KM1 Deluxe
Type: Android TV Box
HardwareSystem: Android 9.0
CPU: Amlogic S905X3
Core: ARM Cortex-A55,Quad-Core
GPU: ARM G31 MP2
RAM: 4GB / 2GB
ROM: 64GB / 32GB / 16GB
CommunicationWIFI: Built in 2.4G&5G  2T2R WiFi Support IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth: 4.2
LAN: 10/100M
MediaVideo Decorder
– VP9 Profile-2 up to 4K*[email protected]
– H.265 HEVC [email protected] up to 4K*[email protected]
– AVS2-P2 Profile up to 4K*[email protected]
– H.264 AVC [email protected] up to 4K*[email protected]
– H.264 MVC up to [email protected]
– MPEG-4 [email protected] up to [email protected] (ISO-14496)
– WMV/VC-1 SP/MP/AP up to [email protected]
– AVS-P16(AVS ) /AVS-P2 JiZhun Profile up to [email protected]
– MPEG-2 MP/HL up to [email protected] (ISO-13818)
– MPEG-1 MP/HL up to [email protected] (ISO-11172)
– RealVideo 8/9/10 up to [email protected]
– Multiple language and multiple format sub-title video support
– MJPEG and JPEG unlimited pixel resolution decoding (ISO/IEC-10918)
– Supports JPEG thumbnail, scaling, rotation and transition effects Video/Picture Encoding
– Independent JPEG and H.264 encoder with configurable performance/bit-rate
– JPEG image encoding
– H.265/H.264 video encoding up to [email protected] with low latency 3D Graphics
– ARM G31 MP2 GPU
– 4-wide warps, dual texture pipe, 2x 4-wide execution engines (EE)
– Concurrent multi-core processing
– OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0 and OpenCL 2.0 support
Interface1 x HDTV support 4K x [email protected] max resolution output
1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x TF CARD Support 1~32GB
1 x 3.5 Phone out CVBS&L/R output
1 x RJ45 LAN
1 x DC 5V/2A
Other FeaturesLED Indicator: Smart breathing light
Certified: Google Certified
DRM: Support microsoft playready, google widevine L1
HDCP: Support HDCP2.2
Language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, etc.  24 languages
HDR: Supports HDR10 , HDR10, HLG and Technicolor HDR processing
OTA: Support OTA update
Dimensions&WeightPackage weight: 0.535kg
Package size (L x H x W): 19.5 x 6.5 x 13.0cm
Package Contents1 x Adapter
1 x Gift Box
1 x IR BT Vioce remote
1 x HDTV Cable
1 x User Manual

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4K Ultra HD and HD only on selected devices

If Netflix is your main streaming application and you want a new tv box, then you will find that not a lot of devices are Netflix certified. What does that mean? That essentially Netflix is only allowing certain devices to stream on their best 4K UHD / HD quality. I’ve had that discussion hundred of times, from friends that want the best quality for their streaming experience. Since they got that Netflix 4K Ultra HD subscription they also wanted the best TV Box for Netflix in HD. Unfortunately, not all devices actually support Netflix in 4K UHD / HD. Some devices will only play movies and tv shows from Netflix at SD quality, which is 480p and of course, the disappointment is big! And do not get me wrong, a lot of great devices may do that too as excellent Android smartphones and tablets.

Netflix 4K Ultra HD and HD certified devices list

Below you will find the list with the supported devices for Netflix, thus the Best TV Box / Media Streamer for Netflix on 2020:

Shield TV 2019
Nvidia Shield TV 2019

Nvidia Shield TV (2019)

The “budget” Nvidia Shield TV (2019), or else called the Nvidia Shield “Tube” because of its design. This is the entry-level by Nvidia into the magical world of Android TV. Google Assistant, Alexa, for no hands control. And GeForce NOW game streaming, 4K HDR video streaming, Dolby Atmos audio in such a compact and unique device. Performance is still great although if you want to game too, I would opt for the bigger brother, the Nvidia Shield TV PRO. Great remote control with voice command, same as the Pro version. Get it from Amazon here.

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Xiaomi Mi Box S

Xiaomi Mi Box S

The updated version of the Xiaomi Mi Box S is not the most powerful device in the market, yet it will amaze you with great 4K HDR streaming capabilities. As it is an Android TV device, come with Google Cast (Chromecast) built-in in almost at the same price! The limit in connectivity may not be a deal-breaker for users that mostly want to stream Netflix in 4K since it comes with a strong and fast WiFi. The just 8 GB of internal storage is more than enough so you can stream without any issues while installing some other applications too. The Xiaomi Mi Box S is a great value for money! Get it from Amazon here (US) or from Gearbest (EU).

Amazon Firestick New
Fire TV Stick “Firestick”

Fire TV Stick 4K

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K “Firestick” is a very loved device by a lot of people. Mostly because of its super compact size and easiness of use. Also lacks any basic connectivity but hey, it comes with a super-low price. Great remote and full integration with Amazon’s Alexa as expected. Lacks the Android TV Store by Google and while Amazons App Store is great, you will not find everything there. On the positive, it is also fantastic for Amazon’s Prime Video, of course, if you have a subscription. Get from Amazon here.

Fire TV Cube

Fire TV Cube

Always from Amazon, the Fire TV Cube was a big gamble that got a great reception. More powerful than the Firestick, is capable of more things, Like 4K HDR10+ streaming, acts as an Alexa speaker so you voice control your devices. Also a more powerful six-core CPU and 16 GB of storage. If Amazon is your kind of stuff, the Cube is the best solution for you. Link on Amazon in order to get one here.

Apple TV 4K
Apple TV 4K

Apple TV 4K

The Apple TV 4K is not only great for Apple TV+ but also for Netflix. It is a very powerful device that is somehow neglected by the brand based in Cupertino. Not that many apps and games in the App Store but Netflix on this device is rock solid! The remote is like a joke, at times super annoying – at times great. That’s in most cases you will not really love it for Netflix since it is kind of a pain advancing video with it. Audio is also amazing with the Apple TV 4K. But when we talk about connectivity bottoms with other devices, Apple TV 4K is the champion by far. There is only a port for Ethernet, apart from the HDMI and the power cable port. Get it from Apple.

Nvidia Shield TV Pro best tv box for netflix 2020
Nvidia Shield TV Pro

Nvidia Shield TV Pro

The new Nvidia Shield TV PRO is the updated version of the already amazing device by Nvidia, the Shield TV 2017, the champ of the streaming devices. Being already more powerful than any other device, they decided to keep it exactly the same. If not a little worse to be honest. But still, it is the best out there and now comes with a great new feature. The AI upscaling that can use artificial intelligence so it can upscale the quality of a Full HD 1080p video to 4K Ultra HD. It may sound science fiction but it really works great! Lacks of a dedicated audio port, you can only use the HDMI port for audio. Link on Amazon for purchase here.

The Best For Netflix 4K UHD / HD

As you can see, there are a lot of devices that support Netflix 4K UHD / HD and for different budgets. While some have better specs, or more storage or even some special functions, one thing is the same on all of them. They all stream Netflix in a superb way!

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What’s the difference between Android TV, Android TV Box and Fire TV? In the following video we talk about the differences of these so close but also different Android streaming devices that are so popular. They all share basically the same operating system, Android OS by Google but it comes in three different styles. Users can be very confused by these three different devices and selecting the correct one is usually a hard task. Also there is a lot of confusion when we talk about Android TV and Android TV Boxes. And while Fire TV by Amazon seems so different, is it really?

Android TV vs Android TV Box vs Fire TV – What’s The Difference Video

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Android TV Devices

Android TV (Nvidia Shield TV, Xiaomi Mi Box, etc) was designed by Google so you can only use it with a remote control.

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Xiaomi Mi Box S: https://amzn.to/38kqKTm

Fire TV Devices

Amazon Firestick New

Fire TV (Firestick, Fire TV Cube, etc), was designed on top of Android by Amazon in order to offer a different eco-system from Amazon.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: https://amzn.to/38kR0gA

Fire TV Cube: https://amzn.to/30wFQCw

Android TV Boxes

Android TV Boxes or Pure Android TV Boxes (Beelink, Mecool, UGOOS, etc) on the contrary share the same OS that a smartphone has.

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Q Plus Android TV Box: https://amzn.to/2R8mT6d

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Android 10 On Android TV

Android 10 is out and Google has kept its promise as of this September announcing Android 10 on Android TV until the end of the year. After taking a while for Android 9 Pie in order to arrive also on Android TV devices, this time Google delivered in time the latest version of Android. As Android TV becomes day by day more popular so is Google’s plans for the platform.

“When Android TV was first introduced in 2014, we set out to bring the best of Android into the connected home on the TV,” Google wrote in their Android TV OS blog post. “We worked closely with the developer community to grow our content and app ecosystem and bring users the content they want. Since then, we’ve seen tremendous momentum with OEM and operator partners as well as consumer adoption worldwide.”

Nexus Player Evolution – The ADT-3

To make sure developers have the ability to build and test Android TV app implementations on Android 10 prior to rollout, Google introduced a new, developer-focused streaming media device called ADT-3.

With a quad-core A53, 2GB of DDR3 memory and 4Kp60 HDR HDMI 2.1 output, Google designed this pre-certified TV dongle with updates and security patches to help developers design for the next generation of Android TV devices. That is extremely helpful for third-party manufacturers like Nvidia, Xiaomi, Sony, etc but also for app developers. But do not expect to be able to get one as a consumer. The super small device is only for developers. And as more and more people are wishing for a Pixel TV device, for now the only real device that delivers all the latest updates is still the Nvidia Shield TV.

Why I will not buy the New Nvidia Shield TV 2019

The 2015 Nvidia Shield TV came from the future. But the New Nvidia Shield TV 2019 came from…the past!

Before getting into the video I need to say 2 things. The 1st is that I am a big Nvidia Shield TV fan and I am very disappointed into making this video and 2nd that I already own 2 Nvidia Shield TV devices: The nvidia Shield TV 2015 and the Nvidia Shield TV PRO. Both have been serving me daily with great success and while they are top performers, in these 4 years almost 5 to be exact, I loved them even more. That is because as any device, especially a streaming / gaming device, had some minor issues but with the constant updates Nvidia has fixed everything and added even more. The Nvidia support on both devices has been incredible and no other company has ever done such an amazing work on supporting their devices. With every update they keep up with Android’s latest security patches and keep improving the performance while also adding new and exciting features. And one more thing that needs to be said, is that the Nvidia Shield TV has a great community that has an active part on improving the device. The Nvidia team gives big importance to the community and they always consider opinions and requests in order to deliver the best support in the streaming and cable cutting community. Without Nvidia, Android TV would never be so great at this point of time.

Nvidia Shield TV 2015 version

As mentioned before, the 2015 Shield TV really came from the future. With a stellar performance that was not even close to the next streaming devices that were powered by Amlogic, AllWinner or Rockchip SoC’s. That was thanks to an exceptional GPU with 256 CUDA cores, the Tegra X1 CPU, 3 GB of RAM, 2 X USB 3.0, micro USB 2.0, SD card slot, IR receiver, HDMI 2.0b, Gigabit Ethernet and Dual Band AC WiFi a 16GB SSD for the “normal version” or a 500GB hd for the PRO version, the 2015 Shield was a device made by aliens!

nvidia shield tv 2015 vs 2017

2017 Update

Then unfortunately with the update of the device we noticed also some minor cut backs. So, we lost the SD card slot and the micro USB for the 16GB version of Nvidia’s Shield TV 2017, that remained only to the PRO version until we lost also the PRO version completely. The remote control passed from a rechargeable battery to a 2 X CR-2032 3V battery which for some people was better, for me personally wasn’t an improvement, I hate it when I need to get new batteries when I can easily charge the device every now and then.

Nvidia Shield TV Pro 2019

The New 2019 Nvidia Shield TV

And now the brand new Nvidia Shield TV 2019 comes out in two versions. A $150 Nvidia Shield TV which is essentially a cylindrical TV Dongle which I would have loved if it was 50-80$ cheaper even though it lacks a USB port and comes with 2GB of RAM and a merely 8GB of internal storage. The Nvidia Shield TV PRO on the other hand still lacks in everything if compared with the 2015 model except for the new CPU Tegra X1+, the addition of Dolby Vision and the new feature the AI Upscale. While the AI upscale and Dolby Vision are both great features, I don’t think it is something that is worth upgrading from my 2015 model. You get the same small SSD of 16GB (hello!? This 2019!!!) The new CPU on the other part is faster and Nvidia claims that is about 25% faster than the previous generation. While going through various benchmarks that can be easily found online, the actual difference seems to be less. At best at around 10% but main thing is that the real-life performance is actually the same. And overall as a device compared with the 2015 model, we lost the included gamepad, the SD card slot (which for some reason is available only to the small model) which was really handy to have. Now if you do not have a Nvidia Shield TV then by all means, the 2019 model is a great buy for $199. You can have an incredible experience in streaming and of course gaming with the Nvidia Games is absolutely phenomenal. Also, it is worth mentioning, as I have already written to an article on my website Google Stadia will also launch too. But at the same time I think that the 2015 would have been a better choice if it was available in the market, even at the same price. Streaming and gaming performance would be the same, you would have more connectivity options as long as the Dolby Vision addition is not that important to you.

Nvidia Shield TV 2019 Remote

The positive about the Shield TV 2019

What it is a great addition on both 2019 Shield TV and Shield TV PRO is the new remote control. While I may not love the Toblerone looks of it, it seems much easier to use and with some extra buttons that are greatly appreciated. And this time, at least the batteries are AAA that can be found way easier than the CR-types. My only objection is that the appreciated remote finder would work with a physical button on the device, instead from the UI which means you still need a remote to find your remote!? But great news is that the new remote control will be also sold separately for $29.99 and works with older models as well. When it comes to Nvidia you have to give it to them. Even though they launch new products, they still support exceptionally the older models as well. While I will not upgrade to the new Nvidia Shield TV 2019, I will still suggest it as a best buy because it blows the competition. But I am also disappointed since I was definitely was expecting more. Maybe with the launch of the upcoming Nintendo Switch, with which they usually share the same SoC, we will get another device from the future. But for now, I’m gonna stick with my older models which I expect to gain value in the used marketplace too!

What do you think?

Will you upgrade to the new Shield TV and if yes to which model? Also if you are new to the amazing world of Android TV, will the new models be your next companion?

Nvidia Shield TV pro and Shield TV Dongle 2020 model

We all heard rumours, we all saw some leaks but this time is official. We have the first official leaks of the two Nvidia Shield TV 2020 models that were pubblished by mistake on Amazon. And as a matter of fact we will have two different models. The first almost identical to the previous models as far as aesthetics are concerned and the second it is Nvidia’s response to the Amazon Firestick.

Nvidia Shield TV PRO 2020

Starting at $199 the brand new NVIDIA Shield TV Pro 2020 is powered by the Nvidia’s proprietary CPU, the Tegra X1+ processor. NVIDIA claims that it makes the SHIELD TV Pro 25 percent faster than its predecessor. The Tegra X1+ is now paired with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage as well. 

Nvidia Shield TV Pro 2020

On the back of the New Shield TV Pro 2020 we find 2 X USB 3.0, an HDMI 2.0, a Gigabit Ethernet port and the same power in socket.

In addition to the new Tegra X1+ SoC, the SHIELD TV Pro expands the HDR support of the SHIELD TV with the inclusion of Dolby Vision HDR support along with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital Plus. Another interesting feature is the HD to 4K upscaling using Artificial Intelligence. That is something that personally can’t wait to try since it looks very promising and this is Nvidia we are talking about.

Nvidia Shield TV Dongle

And here comes at $179 also the NVIDIA Shield TV Dongle. In a very compact device Nvidia brings the same CPU and same capabilities of the Nvidia Shield TV Pro, a part from the 2 X USB 3.0 and adds also a micro SD. Other than the AC WiFi as the bigger brother, the dongle will also have in the sam super-compact device a built-in power supply so essentialy you just need to attach the power cable to the device. Of course being a powerful device that it is, it will not be powered just by a USB cable as the Amazon Firestick. The perfomance gap is immense amaong the two devices as it is also the price.

Nvidia Shield TV Dongle

New Remote Control

Both devices share the same remote control. I was a huge fan of the first remote control. The device and build quality was top notch (especially the model with the re-chargable battery) and it was only lacking in the volume department. That touch control was cool but in all honesty not so practical. In a bold move, Nvidia decided to rebuild the remote and the design feels strange in some extent. Instead of building on top of the very loved remote they decided to play it safe while adding a lot of buttons and dedicating a button to Netflix too. This time the remote comes with AAA batteries and also supports backlight. Great the addition of a remote finder so you will never lose your remote again. I will not share more on my feelings on the remote until I use it because knowing Nvidia I believe it is better than it looks.

Nvidia Shield TV 2020 Price and Availablity

As metioned before, the two models come at a very interesting price. The Nvidia Shield TV pro sales for $199 which is the same price as the Nvidia Shield TV when it first launched 4 years ago. The Nvidia Shield TV Dongle will beat the price of the predecessor for $179 which is the price that the “old” model costs right now on Amazon. Both devices will launch on October 28th and I can’t wait to test them both. The devices were both list on Amazon but now the listing has been removed.

GT KING PRO For The Audiophiles

The new flagship Android TV Box by Beelink is the GT KING PRO. That added, final “PRO” is what really distinguishes the device as long as the model name is concerned from the Beelink GT KING. We have talked in a live stream and also reviewed the GT KING by Beelink that offers a great experience and performance. But now the company has decided to release another flagship device, this one more dedicated to the …audiophiles! In fact the Beelink GT KING PRO isn’t a re-designed device, nor should you panic if you just bought the prior. The difference is in the audio compartment where it outstands the competition for even better audio.

Metal Case

The GT KING PRO has another difference with the GT KING. Now comes with a full metal body, an alloy case that is even better optimized for cooler temperatures. That should also give a boost into performance making it even a little more performing than the (almost) twin model.

Beelink GT king Pro Android 9 TV Box

GT KING PRO Specs

The GT KING PRO version comes with the Amlogic S922X-H Hexa-core CPU as well as a Hexa-core ARM G52 MP6 GPU for optimal performance. It is as a matter of fact the fastest Android TV Box in the market (not to be confused with Android TV where the Nvidia Shield TV is still the leader). Powered by Android 9.0 Pie, comes also with 4GB of DDR4 and 64GB of internal storage and Dual Band WiFi 2G and 5G. In addition to the GT KING we have now integrated the ESS9108 32bit audio DAC chip for audio enhancement that promises us the lossless sound that Beelink promotes with this device.

Connectivity

On the back of the device we find an AV out, a Gigabit 1000M Ethernet port, HDMI 2.1, the DC input and a power button which a lot of users were asking for. A peculiar addition is the RS232 port which may be an excellent tool for industrial use or a developer but with no real purpose for the average home user, at least that I can think of. On the sides we find 4 USB 3.0 (one of which is also OTG) and a micro SG card slot. The lack of a SPDIF may be a disappointing feature for some people since the device is oriented mostly to the lovers of high-end audio.

DTS Listen And Dolby Audio

Beelink GT-King Pro features DTS listen and Dolby audio decoding, that offer high-end Hi-Fi lossless sound quality for an immersive experience. The TV box supports DTS listen and Dolby Audio decoding technology. Two dedicated processors, according to the manufacturer, will provide Hi-Fi sound without loss of sound quality.

Beelink GT KING PRO ports

Buy The GT KING PRO On Sale

The best offer in order to get the GT KING PRO comes from Gearbest by using the coupon GBCNGTKINGPRO and is valid until October 6th for $134.99 / 125€ / £113 and you can find it here. And you can always check the “classic” model with those LEDs and the plastic case which is still a great device with almost identical performance. And since we talked about sales, a great tablet is also on special offer and it sells like bread. The Teclast T30, a 10.1 inch 4G/LTE tablet with a massive 8000mAh battery and Dual Band WiFi is now offered just for $199.99 / 183.00€ / £164.40 which is a great price! For more info please check here.

Beelink GT KING PRO Specifications

GeneralBrand: Beelink
Model: GT-King Pro
Type: TV Box
GPU: Arm Mali-G52 MP6
System: Android 9.0
CPU: Amlogic S922X-H
Core: Hexa Core
RAM: 4G
RAM Type: DDR4
ROM: 64G
Maximum External Hard Drives Capacity: 4TB
Color: Blue
Media SupportedDecoder Format: H.263, H.264, H.265, HD MPEG4
Audio format: AVI, DAT, ISO, MKV, MP4, MPEG, RM, WMV
Video format: AVI, DAT, ISO, MKV, MP4, MPEG, RM, WMV
Photo Format: BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIFF
Support 5.1 Surround Sound Output: Yes
Product Details5G WiFi: Yes
WIFI: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1 + EDR
Power Supply: Charge Adapter
Interface: CVBS/L/R,DC 12V,HDMI,LAN,OTG,RS232,SD Card Slot,USB2.0,USB3.0
Language: Multilanguage
HDMI Version: 2.1
Other Functions: 3D Games,Others
HDMI Function: HDCP
Power Consumption.: 8W
RJ45 Port Speed: 1000Mbps
Power RequirementPower Type: External Power Adapter Mode
Power Input Vol: 12V
Power Adapter Input: 100-240V / 50-60Hz
Dimensions and WeightProduct weight: 0.3800 kg
Package weight: 0.8550 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 11.90 x 11.90 x 1.79 cm / 4.69 x 4.69 x 0.7 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 19.00 x 14.50 x 6.00 cm / 7.48 x 5.71 x 2.36 inches
Package ContentsPackage Contents: 1 x TV Box, 1 x Voice Remote Control, 1 x HDMI Cable, 1 x Power Adapter, 1 x English Manual