The Snail Games OBox Android gaming console will be released in the UK sometime in 2016.
Snail Games has confirmed the UK release date for its OBox Android gaming console.
The OBox was teased at the end of 2014, but wasn’t officially announced until January 2015 at CES.
The Android gaming console is due for release in Q2 in its home market China, but won’t arrive on UK shores until next year.
Snail Games are best known for being the developer of free-to-play MMOs such as Age of Wushu along with being a China mobile phone network provider.
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Unlike other Android consoles such as Ouya or GameStick, the OBox is actually a high-powered microconsole.
Well, actually it’s not that micro either – more comparable in size to the Xbox One rather than the Amazon Fire TV.
Internally, the OBox packs a Nvidia Tegra K1 processor with 4GB of RAM, 3D and 4K graphics support, 5.1 surround sound and the potential for up to 4TB of storage.
Snail Games has designed the OBox to be upgradeable and it comes with 4GB of on-board flash storage as standard.
Other key features of the Snail Games OBox include 10/100 Ethernet, two USB 2.0 ports and three HDMI ports. It also has 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
With your OBox you’ll get a wireless game controller that’s not dissimilar to the Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller, which features the standard array of buttons and some motion controls.
The UK price and the exact release date hasn’t been confirmed, but expect to see it on British shores early next year.