Amlogic adds two new chip line of CPU-specific media center and mini PC. S905 and S912 are carried out on the 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 design with 4 cores and production process to 28 nm.
All the technical details are not yet known (Amlogic them is exposing in CCBN China Content Broadcasting in these hours) but we know that S912 will support hardware decoding 4K @ 60 Hz file 10-bit HEVC and AVS +, both able to manage DTS and Dolby audio hardware, and that their video outputs are HDMI 2.0 with support DHCP 2.2. Promotional material about a good energy management for installations and PC keys stick.
On the software side, we will support Linux and SDK for Android 5.1. In short, S905 will be a SoC for the low-end sector and S912 will be used for media player quality. Mass production of the first is scheduled for Q2 2015 (by June) while S912 to wait until Q3 2015, probably this summer.
Hard to say whether S905 and S912 will replace the current S805 and S812 (the CPU of Neo-X8 H Plus) or if they will remain part of the offer low-cost company. The availability is not forthcoming, then we will be able to deepen.