GV11D TV box gets dual-core CPU, camera and Android 4.2.2

gv11dA new feature we’ve seen starting to appear on some mini PCs is a video-capable camera and this new GV11D joins that club.

The GV11D is an up-rated release, replacing the GV11′s Allwinner A10 single-core SoC CPU with the dual-core A20. The A20 features two Cortex A7 cores and dual-core Mali-400 MP2 graphics engine. According to Allwinner, the A20 is unique in that it’s a drop-in replacement for the A10 so it makes it extremely easy to take an A10-based design and quickly turn it into a dual-core product.

Along with the dual-core chip, the GV11D includes 1GB of RAM and 4GB of on-board flash, but it’s preloaded with the very latest available Android 4.2.2 operating system. You can also expand the storage thanks to two USB2.0 host ports and an SD card slot, good for up to 32GB per card.

Wireless connectivity isn’t bad with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Fast Ethernet through an RJ45 socket. There’s no Bluetooth on this one however.

As for video output options, you get HDMI but also composite video/audio through a 3.5mm TRRS (tip-ring-ring-sleeve) connector on the back. But it’s the video camera and mic on the front-left that should gain a bit of interest. Unfortunately, there are no details on the camera so we know little about it. Hopefully, it’s not just a VGA camera – even a basic 2MP option would be enough for a decent video frame size.

We’ve seen this one selling for $75 on Aliexpress┬ábut we’re sure it’ll be available from other retailers too.

ProcessorAllwinner A20 dual-core Cortex A7
ClockUp to TBC
GPU typeARM Mali-400 MP2
Operating systemAndroid 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Internal storage4GB
External storageMicroSD, up to 32GB
Wi-Fi connectivity802.11b/g/n, RJ45 Ethernet
No./type of USB portsTwo Type-A host
HDMI form factorYes
Announce DateJuly 2013

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