A new Nokia-branded Android TV Box is on its way to Europe, according to Golem.de.
The device comes as Streaming Box 8000, and the Austrian company Streamview is putting it on the market, and its website indicates that it has been licensed to the Nokia brand to sell smart TVs, set-top boxes and digital audio broadcast radios throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
It is said: The new broadcast device supports 4K content playback, comes at a price of 100 euros, and will be available later this year – although the exact release date and countries have not yet been confirmed.
The Streaming Box 8000 isn’t technically the first Android TV Box to carry the Nokia brand.
According to the info, the Streaming Box 8000 is technically a re-branded transmitter from SEI Robotics.
It is said to offer 4K content – although none of the supported HDR formats is mentioned, and it runs Android 10, and is powered by the Amlogic S905X3 processor.
According to the images published by Golem.de, the broadcast device includes a typical set of ports, including an HDMI port, optical fiber audio out, USB-C port, USB-A port, and wired Ethernet.
And it comes with a full-size remote control with a typical set of controls. There are four buttons to access streaming services, including YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play.
Although it will have the Nokia logo applied to it, this streaming device – the Streaming Box 8000 – does not contain any items from Nokia or HMD Global, which licenses Nokia’s name to sell smartphones.
Built-in Smart TV operating systems are becoming hugely popular, however standalone Android TV broadcasters have been less popular in recent years.