The Chinese Android-based console Obox is expected to launch in the U.K. sometime in 2016, according to recent reports.
There are chances that you did not even hear about this new contender amidst the whole Xbox One, PS4, and PC debate. The Obox was originally revealed during CES 2015 and is being developed by Snail – the creators of F2P MMOs such as Age of Wushu and China’s fifth-largest mobile phone network service providers.
Under the hood, the Obox sports an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, 4GB of RAM, wired and wireless internet connectivity, 5.1 surround sound, three HDMI-out ports, 4TB of HDD space, and 3D as well as 4K graphics.
The developers opted for an Xbox-360-styled controller which also serves as an air mouse. In addition to this, phone-gaming hybrid handheld ‘W3D’ created by Snail can serve as a second joypad. The thing indeed has decent power under the hood, unlike other Android-based consoles in the market such as Ouya and GameStick.
Currently, there is no word of a possible price-point or a concrete release date, but expect it somewhere within the second quarter of 2016.
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