More than a car stereo - Install Android Apps, play music online, run online map & get real-time traffic, connect various external devices to expand functions
S8 Ultra Plus provides 4 Methods for Internet Access - Wi-Fi/BT/USB Tethering & built-in 4G Cellular Modem:
1). Phone's cellular data
- S8 allows users to connect to the phone's hotspot via 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz WiFi or Bluetooth tethering for internet access.
- Running online maps or streaming music online on Android car stereo do not need high bandwidth(less than 200kb/s), Bluetooth tethering connection is capable of dealing with such demands.
- Compared with WiFi connection, Bluetooth tethering has lower power consumption, so the phone battery will last much longer while Bluetooth tethering is enabled;
- WiFi connection is easier as it requires only one step - enable your phone's WLAN hotspot, then WiFi connection can be finished within 2-4s; Bluetooth connection requires 2 to 3 steps;
- USB network tethering is a newly introduced option by ATOTO, it allows users to share phone data with S8 via the USB connection. This could help save the phone battery, or even increase your phone battery level slightly; You only need to run the specific EasyConnect application in the background;
2). Built-in 4G Cellular Modem
- There is a SIM card slot with the unit, and it only takes Micro size. SIM with Data Plan is not included in the product package.
- The built-in 4G LTE modem module works with frequency bands supported by most carriers. Frequency Bands Supported are - 2G (GSM 850, GSM900, GSM1900); 3G WCDMA (B1, B2, B4, B5, B8); 4G LTE (B1, B2, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B13, B17, B19, B25, B26, B38, B41);
- Only carriers who support bands listed above can allow S8 to access the network. Even if the frequency bands in the above list are supported, the operator's communication base station does not cover the places your vehicle stays, S8 will not be able to access it.
- You can visit Wikipedia to learn more about LTE bands supported by local carriers. International buyers need to check the frequency bands compatibility with your local carriers/operators before placing order.
Install countless Android apps from Google Play Store
- More than 1000 apps from Google Play Store have been tested installable on ATOTO S8 Series, especially media/entertainment apps and navigation apps in the category of "Auto & Vehicles". Very few app developers may specify devices/system environments that are allowed to install or run their apps, which results in the inability to install or run on any Android car stereos. Netflix is the case;
Versatile Connectivity - The ATOTO S8 Ultra Plus has lots of inputs & outputs customized for working better in a vehicle
- Connect to a specific USB On dash 1080P DVR camera for video preview & playback;
- Connect to a specific ATOTO USB TPMS tire pressure monitor system. When one or more tires are under-inflated, it will pop up a prompt warning on the S8 screen, and even emit a prompt tone as a reminder;
- Connect to a rearview camera with CVBS & HD video signal out for safe parking;
- Connect to your Android / iOS smartphone via USB/ WiFi and using EasyConnection to cast what's displayed on the phone to S8's screen;
- Connect to your Android / iOS smartphone via USB for running iPhone CarPlay/ Android Auto feature, which seamlessly integrates your smartphone (iPhone & Android) with the S8's built-in display and allows you to make phone calls, access your music, send and receive messages, get directions; The wireless CarPlay connection is available on S8 Pro, Ultra and Ultra Plus versions.
- Connect to an OBD II Diagnostic Scanner / Engine Code Reader via Bluetooth; Compared with single Bluetooth, dual Bluetooth makes communication tasks between multiple Bluetooth connections much more balanced and stable.
- Plug the phone into the dedicated QC 3.0 interface, S8 will charge the phone battery quickly.
- Connect to headrest monitors by using ATOTO USB Video Output Adaptors (AC-AHV68: USB to HDMI adaptor; AC-AHV48: USB To RCA adaptor; Both are sold separately), and what is displayed on the S8 screen can be synchronized to headrest monitors.
Dual Bluetooth chips inside, connect to more Bluetooth-based devices, customized Qualcomm Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD audio codec and voice assistant interface
- The Bluetooth 1 works as Bluetooth hands-free (call/answer) with A2DP streaming audio feature. Contacts/recent records will be synchronized once the smartphone is connected. Supports "Quick Search" and "Add to Favorites" for quick dialing!
- Built-in Noise Cancellation Technology to help suppress background noise and echo feedback in a hands-free call. You don't have to yell at the car stereo to talk with the other one.
- ATOTO S8 (Gen 2) Ultra Plus applies Qualcomm aptX HD codec, which was designed to answer the growing demand for high-resolution audio. This enhanced codec supports 24-bit music quality over Bluetooth. This means listeners can hear even the smallest details in their music. Even though the average Bluetooth streaming solution is enough for the majority, for these hypercritical people (who are more obsessed with HD audio quality), there is still regret. Now, enjoy wireless HD audio easily with S8;
- aptX Low Latency audio delivers sound in sync with what’s on-screen, reduces delay, and improves the end-to-end speed of the audio transmission (from 120ms to 40ms!), offering high quality, synchronized sound, so you never miss a beat.
- The aptX HD feature requires that the phone side should also support Bluetooth aptX HD to perform correctly; Users can check this on Qualcomm aptX HD official website:aptx.com/products/atoto-in-car-entertainment-system
- The Bluetooth 2 not only works as Bluetooth tethering internet but also allows to connect to Bluetooth gamepad(for kids in rear seats), Bluetooth OBD2, Bluetooth TPMS, etc.;
- Because of dual Bluetooth inside, the system allows user to connect up to 3 devices simultaneously(one for audio, two for data communication).
- The customized Bluetooth in S8 allows to wake up the phone's voice assistant (Siri, Google Assistant) via Bluetooth connection. So users can use a specific button on the screen, steering wheel or ATOTO AC-44F5 wireless remote to send messages, make calls, and control music with your voice. Much safer, and much more convenient;
Latest QLED Display Screen, the Great Viewing Experience
*ATOTO S8G2119UP applies the latest 1280x720 QLED display screen, which significantly improves the viewing experience. QLED is a type of LED-backlit LCD technology that uses a quantum dot enhancement film layer to improve the LED backlighting, which can produce pure monochromatic red, green, and blue light. So it greatly improves the color effect and provides ultra-clear and vivid picture quality. It also inherits the advantages of 178° full-viewing angle & high contrast of the IPS-LCD;
*There is a Gallery Playback option in the system for users to put memorable photos in the specified gallery folder and let them play automatically on S8's 10.1-inch HD screen with only a tap.
More Options to Operate & Control the S8 - Easy Operation to Ensure Safe Driving
*Safe driving has been one of the top concerns for every driver.
*The Hand Gesture recognition feature allows users to access certain apps, skip tracks, adjust volume, and so on easily with different hand gestures. A proficient operation can be done without keeping your eyes on the car stereo; There are 24 options that can be programmed for being controlled by 9 gestures.
*ATOTO S8 enables six touch gestures that support two-fingers / three-fingers tap on the screen to enter multi-task menu quickly, switch between preset 9 EQ modes, adjust the screen brightness, etc., which improve operation safety during driving.
*Newly added SCVC feature (Speed Compensated Volume Control)- automatically adjusting your sound system's volume as your speed changes, to compensate for the road and wind noise (applicable in 50mph or up. Software algorithms based on GPS chips).
DSP with Time Correction & Ultra Powerful Pre-amplifier
Built-in Digital Signal Processor for tailored audio output
*A DSP uses a microcontroller that is designed specifically to manipulate audio signals in the digital domain. It allows you to set precise equalization, signal delay (also known as Time Correction or Time Alignment), bass boost, and bass filter (LFP).
Ultra-powerful Toshiba Pre-amplifier IC, Outstanding Listening Experience
*The S8 Ultra Plus applies a much more powerful Toshiba preset amplifier, which comes with 4x49 Watts BTL Max output & 4x29w RMS output. With the conditions of non-distorted audio amplifying & delivering requirements, the RMS 29w power output lets user experience more powerful, more natural music/audio; It can drive 2Ω - 8Ω door speakers.