New MK908 mini TV stick features RK3188 quad-core CPU

mk908It looks like the first mini TV stick with Rockchip’s latest quad-core CPU has just hit the market. is reporting the first sighting of a new Tronsmart MK908 mini TV stick powered by the quad-core RK3188 processor, listed on Aliexpress for €69 (approx. $85).

The same unit has just been listed on eBay but for $100 including shipping.

The unit runs Rockchip’s RK3188 quad-core Cortex A9 CPU at 1.8GHz, cooled by a double heatsink and includes 2GB of DDR3 memory to play with. Storage is 8GB of flash but with a microSD card slot, that can be expanded with another 32GB. It features 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless networking with dual antenna and Bluetooth 4.0. According to Geekbuying, it uses the AP6210 Wi-Fi chipset, which is single-N-band only, so there’s no 5GHz option, only 2.4GHz.

It also includes a miniHDMI output, one miniUSB port supporting OTG/Host, a standard Type-A port plus another miniUSB for charging.

It’s powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and hopefully, the ROM is good quality and allows a choice of 720p or 1080p video output. Word is an upgrade to Android 4.2 is coming at the end of April 2013.

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