The Allwinner H3 is a processor designed to bring 4K video playback to low-cost TV boxes. Allwinner unveiled the chip a few months ago, and now one of the first devices featuring an H3 processor is set to launch soon.
The Tronsmart Draco H3 is a TV stick which is expected to sell for between $30 and $40.
The folks at Geekbuying snapped a few pictures of the box, which looks a lot like other TV sticks we’ve seen in the past few years, but it’s always nice to see an adjustable, external antenna since it suggests that Tronsmart is at least thinking about WiFi performance.
The key feature of this little box is Allwinner’s ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor with Mali-400MP2 graphics and support for hardware decoding of H.265/HEVC 4K video. At least that’s what Allwinner promises — I’ve had mixed results with 4K video playback on devices with other ARM-based chips which are supposed to support it.
The rest of the specs for the Tronsmart Draco H3 are pretty modest, as you might expect from a device that will sell for $40 or less.
It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, an HDMI connector, a full sized USB 2.0 port, a micro USB OTG port, and a micro USB power port.
There’s also a Fn button which is used when you’re updating the firmware for the TV stick.