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.



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16 replies on “Android TV box with Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core chip now available for $120”

  1. Considering how screaming fast my mom’s Note 10.1 is, yes, this should be a very worthy bargain.

  2. They could have put a real antenna on that thing so easily!

  3. Seriously, you make a badass machine, but leave out Bluetooth and Ethernet ; and bundle a really average looking remote. Very disappointing and then you charge 120/140.
    Ouya makes more sense, perhaps less powerful but at least you know that several thousand people and the company will be working to support and hack it and milk every hz of speed out of it.
    Miipc is a cool looking box, though seriously underpowered, but they seem to have a unique software for parents to lockdown and restrict.

    1. That’s what I’ve been saying. Less money and ongoing support make Ouya the better value.

  4. Seriously, until I see a Quad Core with a remote and an ethernet jack, I’m keeping away. It seems that manufacturers can usually get 2 of 3, but never the whole enchilada. A set top box is not a mobile device, so a dedicated ethernet port should be there.

  5. You should take a look at the MiiPC which is raising funds via Kickstarter, it looks more polished and cheaper than this Android TV Box.

  6. Seems like the nicest device so far in the stick & set-top market, but for the price I think I’d still prefer an Ouya, especially as it comes with at least one controller.

  7. now this is a badass Android box….what Ive really been waiting for…those shady sticks…nahh..this is an actual set top

  8. nice, i’m using the OdroidX with the same SoC and XBMC works flawless, i dont think that XBMC supports hardware decoding on Exynos so it means that the A9 cores are handling SW decode? anyway, i can watch 720p MKVs no problem

    1. The Geniatech ATV1200 has all of these qualities (external antenna, ethernet) except the quad core but it very nicely plays hardware acceleration of XBMC. If you search you can find a seller often times on Ebay. I think I used Ninking store.There is a whole forum devoted to their development.

      Geniatech has continued to release updates of the software. 125 bucks. What are you waiting for? Do you really need quad core when dual core works for exactly what you want the thing to do?

      They also have one with a built in tv antenna.


      1. Got the 2g 16g unit. Came with 4.2 and its fast. Im impressed so far

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