Allwinner has announced a new low-cost processor designed for smart TV boxes. The Allwinner H3 is a quad-core processor which will sell for just $6. The chip maker suggests it could power TV boxes that will sell for between $35 and $50.
Oh yeah, it also supports 4K video playback.
The Allwinner H3 features 4 ARM Cortex-A7 CPU cores and ARM Mali-400MP2 graphics. It supports hardware-decoding of H.265/HEVC video at resolutions up to 4K at 30 frames per second. It can also handle 1080p H.264 video encoding.
Other features include support for 10/100 Ethernet, USB 2.0, an SD card, and a 5 megapixel camera sensor.
Allwinner says the first boxes with Allwinner H3 chips should launch in December, 2014.