CX-919II launches with improved Wi-FI and Android 4.2.2

j22The CX-919 has become a popular USB stick-style mini PC thanks largely to its quad-core SoC CPU but also its external Wi-Fi antenna. Now a new uprated version called the CX-919II has been released promising greater Wi-Fi signal strength and freshly updated Android 4.2.2 operating system.

From the outside, the new CX-919II now adds in a second external Wi-Fi antenna compared with the original’s only one. Under the casework, the specs of the newer version are virtually identical, with the same Rockchip RK3188 quad-core SoC CPU and 2GB/8GB cache of DDR3 RAM/flash storage. The latest version of Jelly Bean (Android 4.2.2) makes a welcome addition, but otherwise, you’re looking at the same hardware.

We reported earlier on the improvement in signal strength Rikomagic was able to extract by simply moving the internal Wi-Fi antenna to the other half of the casework, but with twin antenna, the signal strength and connection reliability should have improved over the original CX-919. Given the issues, Rikomagic has had with the MK802IV, we’d be surprised if more mini PC makers don’t make the move to external antenna to gain greater Wi-Fi stability.

This one sells online from various retailers, including on Aliexpress, for around $75 including shipping.

BrandOEM
ModelCX-919II
ProcessorRockchip RK3188 quad-core Cortex A9
ClockUp to 1.8GHz
GPU typeARM Mali-400 MP4
Operating systemAndroid 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
RAM2GB DDR3
Internal storage8GB
External storageMicroSD, up to 32GB
Wi-Fi connectivity802.11b/g/n
BluetoothNo
No./type of USB ports1 x USB 2.0 host, 1 x microUSB OTG
HDMI form factorYes
Dimensions101 x 44 x 10mm
Weight40grams
Announce DateJuly 2013

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1 comment for “CX-919II launches with improved Wi-FI and Android 4.2.2

  1. LinuxMint
    July 17, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Darren, I am confident that this thing does have BT, it can be seen as turned “On” in the screenshot.
    It also seems to be available under the names:
    DM918 http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=DM918++rk3188&catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20130715224351
    MK808+ http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=MK808++dual+antenna+rk3188&catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20130715224338
    S20A http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=S20A+rk3188&catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20130715225144
    J22 http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=J22+rk3188&catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20130715225010

    They all list built-in BT often claiming v4.0, but some seem to provide only a 5V/1.5A SMPS instead of the standard 2A one.

    I really would like to know, who actually designs and produces this device and the related CX-919 aka Hi702 and the RK3066 based CX803.

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