Maybe you are unaware, but Nokia makes different products for different niches and purposes. For instance, today, the company launched the Nokia Streaming Box 8010. The name suggests that we are dealing with the successor to the 8000 launched in 2020. But two years is a long period. So it’s logical to see an upgraded SoC, larger RAM, more storage, and Android TV 11 out of the box.
However, you should know that Nokia doesn’t completely belong to the Chinese company HMD. The latter has acquired only the smartphone business of the Finnish brand. As for the TV boxes, Streamview is responsible for them. Due to a special license, this company designs and manufactures Nokia TV box products that are alternatives to other Android-based streaming players, such as Chromecast with Google TV and Nvidia Shield.
“The latest version, the Nokia Streaming Box 8010, comes with an improved chipset, ideal for gaming sessions. Connecting two game controllers is a breeze with three integrated USB ports, one more than in the previous model. Users will also be pleased about the higher memory capacity, which amounts to 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM, 32 GB eMMC Flash,” the company said.
The new Android TV system provides access to over 7000 apps. Among them, we can mention Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Disney+, and Netflix. Plus, there are others that partner with Streamview. As a result, buttons with corresponding logos appeared on the remote control. In addition, it has a built-in Chromecast and Google Assistant.
Not everything has been closed. For instance, we still do not know the level of HDR support that the Nokia Streaming Box 8010 comes with. But the predecessor came with HDR10 support. The Nokia Streaming Box 8010 also supports 4K and Dolby Atmos.
The new Nokia TV box will be available later this month Europe-wide online at streamview.com and in partner stores for 129 euros.