Meet Zappiti 4K Mini, a new mini PC/TV box based on the Realtek RTD1195 SoC
Zappiti 4K Mini
Next month Zappiti will launch their new player, the Zappiti Player 4K Mini, based on the Realtek RTD1195 SoC, just as the Zappiti Player 4K that was launched last year.
A new device with this SoC comes as a surprise to me, as Realtek hasn't had a big commercial success with RTD1195, which does not have the CPU or GPU processing power of the other SoC's broadly used now.
But Zappiti invested a lot of their own resources into making the original Zappiti Player 4K into a good living room entertainment companion and pretty much proved that you don't need octa-core CPU or GPU for decoding high-quality video and audio files.
Zappiti 4K Mini will use the same firmware as it's big brother, so you will be able to enjoy the features that makes the Zappiti 4K interesting:
- compatibility with the Zappiti Media Center PC software, which automatically scans your movie/TV series collection and gets related content like synopsis or cover art from the internet
- full-range of supported media formats, including 4K, H.265, BluRay 3D-ISO
- multichannel audio: Bitstream, downmix stereo (DTS, DTS-HD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos).
Hardware-wise, the Zappiti 4K Mini has HDMI in and out, dual-antenna wi-fi and Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, a SATA port, IR and AV out, SD card.
Zappiti 4K Mini will come with two remotes, one IR-only and a full airmouse with qwerty keyboard. It will be available in May.