Developed by ZTE and The9, the $159 FunBox console features Nvidia’s Tegra 4 (quad-core, ARM Cortex-A15) processor, 2GB of RAM, Dolby DigitalPlus audio, support for 4K video and dual-band WiFi.
Additional specs include 8GB of storage, two USB ports, HDMI/Ethernet jacks and a microSD card slot.
The console, which runs Android 4.3, includes a media-centric remote control with home, back, and menu keys – plus a wireless game controller with analog/digital sticks and buttons, as well as a number of dedicated Android buttons.
As Liliputing’s Brad Linder notes, the FunBox packs a lot more horsepower than the $99 Ouya game console.
”This could help explain its higher price tag. But that might not be the best point of comparison anymore. Amazon charges $99 for its Fire TV set-top-box which has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM… but Amazon does charge an extra $40 for its video game controller,” he explained.
“Still, if you’re looking for a well-supported Android box for playing games and streaming video, the Fire TV might be the device to beat at the moment.”
The Tegra 4 FunBox is currently available from AliExpress at a $159 price point.