ALDI’s special deals catalogue for 25 March 2017 includes a familiar Android Media Player streaming box and a 7 inch Android tablet that I haven’t seen before. Both are priced at $79.99.
We’ve mentioned the same media player streaming box previously. It has Kodi preinstalled, 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage, HDMI output and WiFI or Ethernet network connectivity. It should be noted that the version of Android onboard 4.4.2 is ancient, having been released in December 2013.
The Xiaomi Mi Box 3 international model (MDZ-16-AB) which can be imported for about $100 from Aliexpress or Ebay has twice the RAM, proper Android TV 6.0 with Google Play Store and is officially Netflix certified for 4K playback. I purchased one of these recently and will be reviewing it on Ausdroid soon.
The 7″ Unisurf tablet could be good for use as an e-book reader or for loading videos onto for kids to watch while sitting in the back seat of the car.
It’s good to see that specifications include the relatively recent Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as well as 1GB RAM, quad core 1.3 GHz processor, front camera unknown megapixels, 1024 x 600 7″ IPS touchscreen and 16GB on-board storage. The marketing screenshot seems to show a stock version of Android.
The tablet has now been added to the Unisurf Australia website with a few more details, including that it has a microSD Card slot. No other details have been listed, so we’ll have to wait and see once they hit the shelves.
If you get your hands on either of these, or find out more hardware details please let us know in the comments section.