Packaging – Specifications
Like any other Beelink product, this one also arrived in a compact size cardboard box. The packaging is the same as the one found in Beelink’s GT1 Ultimate model. This is no surprise since this one is supposed to be an evolutionary product of the older model. Despite its size, all contents were nicely protected inside. Aside from the main unit, you will also find a generic voice remote , the power adaptor and an HDMI cable alongside with basic documentation. You will have to buy batteries for the remote on your own since none were included.
Unlike other new releases, the GT1-A model does not implement the newest S905X2 System on Chip (SoC) from Amlogic, but the older S912 Octa-core one. Also instead of 4GB of RAM, we now get 3GB which is the maximum amount of RAM we ever got with this SoC. Despite being older, the S912 still supports all the new trends, like 4K resolution, HDR, and HDCP2.2. Out unit arrived with 32GB of internal storage.
Connectivity is adequate with 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x Micro SD slot, 1x HDMI 2.0 and an A/V jack. We never had USB3.0 ports with the S912.
Networking capabilities are also very good with a Gigabit LAN, a fast wireless dual band Wi-Fi and a Bluetooth module that uses the still relevant 4.0 protocol.