There aren’t a lot of dedicated Android gaming consoles in the market which is why I think that upcoming devices in this category is really worth checking out. Zero Devices is a China based company whose main line of products include Android devices. In an announcement made in its social pages the company said that it will soon be releasing the Z6C, an entertainment box.
The Zero Devices Z6C is actually an Android video and gaming box that’s made up of the console itself and a wireless game controller that also acts as a remote. As an entertainment box it is designed to run Android games, let users watch videos, or even be used as a mini PC. It uses a quad core processor with 2 GB of RAM making it run most demanding apps and games smoothly. It also has various ports such as USB, and micro USB so that users can easily connect a keyboard and mouse to create a mini PC setup.
Z6C Technical Specifications
- OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- SOC: Rockchip RK3188
- CPU: ARM Cortex A9 Quad Core 1.8Ghz
- GPU: Mali 400 Quad Core
- Memory: 2GB DDR3
- Storage: 8GB NAND Flash
- Dual WiFi 802.1 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz – 5Ghz)
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 3 x Standard USB
- 1 x Micro USB (OTG)
- 1 x Power connector
- 1 x TF Card slot
- 1 x HDMI Port
- 1 x Earphones
- 1 x Ethernet LAN (RJ45)
- 1 x SPDIF
The use of a Rockchip RK3188 SoC means that it can provide better performance compared to other similar chips. The Mali 400 GPU is able to handle 1080p videos smoothly making it a perfect choice if you are looking for a media box.
What’s great about this device is that it comes with a number of input and output ports making it customizable to the needs of the end user.
Zero Devices has not yet announced any pricing details or release date for this product however they said that it is coming soon.
A quick check at the Asiapads site shows that the device is already in its listing and is priced at $1 for a single unit and $0.99 if 15 units are bought. This obviously is an error.