A year has passed since Shenzhen Xunlong Software announced their Orange Pi Zero 2 mini PC which you might believe is a competitor for Raspberry Pi Zero. In case you have been waiting, It is now available to order with a starting price of $16.
Like other mini-PCs, it also features a single-board computer (SBC) at an affordable price tag. Allwinner H616 SoC powers the Orange Pi Zero2 mini; it features a quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, and for graphics, we have the Mali G31 MP2 GPU.
The Orange Pi Zero2 comes in 3 DDR3 memory sizes (shared with GPU), 256MB, 512MB, or 1GB. It also has a MicroSD( 2MB of SPI Flash memory) slot. It is also capable of running Android 10 and Linux distros like Ubuntu and Debian.
As far as the connectivity is concerned, it includes onboard Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0, 1Gbps Ethernet port, USB 2.0 port, and a micro HDMI output. A 13-pin header, 26-pin expansion port, and USB-C(5V2A) interface are also provided for power.
Shenzhen Xunlong Software says:
“Orange Pi Zero2 is for anyone who wants to start creating with technology—not just consuming it. It’s a simple, fun, useful tool that you can use to start taking control of the world around you
The Orange Pi Zero 2 mini has a wide variety of uses just like its predecessor Orange Pi 2G-IoT or the Raspberry Pi Zero.
You can pre-order the Orange Pi Zero2 from Amazon.