This is the $32 Meizu Lynx Box (TV Box)


Besides launching the m2 note at an impressive starting price of US$130, China’s Meizu also took the veils off of the new Lynx Box which looks like an impressive entry-level TV box.

The Lynx Box is priced at just 199 Yuan, or roughly US$32 which isn’t a bad price to pay if you’re just looking to get one TV box for your ‘dumb’ TV. The quad-core MediaTek MT8685 powers the box along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage. If you plan to use the box as a media center (which I assume what it is intended for), you’ll most certainly have to crank up storage by a few gigs.

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Meizu has also partnered with a few content providers, including Discovery, Lionsgate and others (majority of which happen to be Chinese), according to Android Headlines. Another 6,000 movies will be available for streaming to users of the box, most of which will apparently be free-of-cost.

The Meizu Lynx Box does cost 199 Yuan, but if you fancy a combo of the m2 note and this, you can get it for just 99 Yuan over the 799/999 Yuan of the m2 note. No word on what OS this runs yet, but I’m assuming it will be closed source so hackers and tinkerers will probably have to look elsewhere.

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14 Comments

  1. Jason45
    June 2, 2015

    I doubt all these content is available outside China (most likely it only works if you live in China). A quick search reveals that this chipset is also inside the Xiaomi mini TV box.

    • Xiaolu
      June 2, 2015

      Would be interesting to know if you can use this outside China accessing through VPN with a Chinese IP… (mostly if you’re Chinese of fancy Chinese contents).

  2. saor
    June 2, 2015

    If they build it we will hack it!

  3. Simon
    June 2, 2015

    Probaly better to go for a Minix, if you live outside China.

    • bojan radovanovic
      June 2, 2015

      If this can run Kodi, then it’s better. For the money i mean.
      There is no Minix that cost just 100/200 yuan

  4. Jason45
    June 2, 2015

    I doubt all these content is available outside China (most likely it only works if you live in China). A quick search reveals that this chipset is also inside the Xiaomi mini TV box.

    • Xiaolu
      June 2, 2015

      Would be interesting to know if you can use this outside China accessing through VPN with a Chinese IP… (mostly if you’re Chinese of fancy Chinese contents).

  5. balcobomber25
    June 2, 2015

    It looks great but the specs aren’t the best. I currently use an android stick with a rockchip SoC, 2GB RAM and 16GB rom (plus an SD card slot), I bought it for about $20 in a tech market in China. I have had it almost 1 year now and have had no problems.

  6. saor
    June 2, 2015

    If they build it we will hack it!

  7. Guest
    June 2, 2015

    Probaly better to go for a Minix, if you live outside China.

    • bojan radovanovic
      June 2, 2015

      If this can run Kodi, then it’s better. For the money i mean.
      There is no Minix that cost just 100/200 yuan

  8. balcobomber25
    June 2, 2015

    It looks great but the specs aren’t the best. I currently use an android stick with a rockchip SoC, 2GB RAM and 16GB rom (plus an SD card slot), I bought it for about $20 in a tech market in China. I have had it almost 1 year now and have had no problems.

  9. Panzutel
    June 2, 2015

    where is smartwatch , fan ecc…?? i saw a teaser 10 day ago! i’m waiting the smartwatch

  10. Panzutel
    June 2, 2015

    where is smartwatch , fan ecc…?? i saw a teaser 10 day ago! i’m waiting the smartwatch