As a relationship between the corporate set to bring a Nokia-branded Android TV set-top box to Europe, it looks as though the Nokia license is set to come to other products.
SEI Robotics is behind the Streaming Box 8000, according to the german site Golem.de (via @androidtv rumor), but the Austrian firm Streamview will bring the device to the market. This Android TV set-top box has no input from Nokia or HMD Global, those behind the smartphone line, although it will have the Nokia logo emblazoned on it. To allow them to sell under the Nokia name, Streamview simply licensed the branding.
This leak suggests that when it comes to market, the Nokia Streaming Box 8000 would cost only €100. Some impressive internals and a myriad of ports will also come with the Nokia-branded Android TV set, meaning this is a potentially enticing option for cord-cutters here in Europeland.
As for the hardware itself, it’s just a matte black box embossed on top with the Nokia logo. For stuff like YouTube , Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and what looks like the Google Play Store, there’s even a remote here, which is absolutely laden with buttons. The minimal style obviously refers only to the set-top box itself and not to the remote.
There are various inputs and outputs on the rear, including an Ethernet port, HDMI, USB-C, optical audio, and AV ports, plus a standard USB-A port. 4K video, dual-band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.2 will be supported. Unfortunately, there is no storage detail, but we understand that it comes pre-installed with Android 10 and uses an Amlogic S905X3 chipset.
Before Christmas, this first Nokia-branded Android TV set-top box is set to come to the market, and with an enticing price, it might be a solid option. We are not sure, however, in which markets it will be available, and there is no word as to whether it will come to the US.