Samsung’s Exynos 4412 processor is a quad-core chip which powered some of the fastest Android devices on the market in 2012, including the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone. Now it’s starting to show up in cheap Android devices like the $166 Hyundai T7 tablet and the $120 YW9300 Android TV box.
W2Comp is one of the first companies taking orders for the YW9300, which is a set-top-box designed to bring Android apps to a TV.
If the YW9300 looks familiar, that’s because it appears to to be the same device GeekBuying plans to sell as the F9 TV box.
Both devices are small boxes with 1.4 GHz Exynos 4412 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core chips, ARM Mali 400 graphics, WiFi, HDMI, an IR remote control, and 2 USB 2.0 ports.
The F9 reportedly ships with Android 4.0 while the YW9300
comes with Android 4.2, but it’s likely that a software update for the F9 is on the way.
Update: Geekbuying says the version it will sell will come pre-rooted and with XBMC media center preinstalled. My contact also says the YW9300 comes with Android 4.0.4 and that the factory is mislabeling it as Android 4.2.
W2Comp is charging $120 for a model with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage or $142 for a model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.