The upcoming Banana Pi BPI-M2S is a single-board computer that packs two Gigabit Ethernet ports, an HDMI port, USB-C and USB 2.0 ports, and several other connectors onto a board that measures just about 2.6″ x 2.6″.

That makes the new board the same size as the BPI-M2 Pro, but the new model has a different set of ports, more RAM, and a newer, more powerful processor. The second Ethernet port could also make the BPI-M2S a better choice for folks looking to build their own router.

Banana Pi’s newest single-board computer features an Amlogic A311D processor, which is a 6-core chip featuring:

  • 4 x ARM Cortex-A73 CPU cores
  • 2 x ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores
  • ARM Mali-G52 MP4 (6EE) graphics
  • Neural Processing Unit (up to 5.0 TOPs performance)

The board also features a 40-pin GPIO connector, MIPI DSI and MIPI CSI interfaces for cameras and displays, and it features 4GB of LPDDR4x memory and16GB of eMMC storage as well as a microSD card reader for removable storage.

Banana Pi says the design has been finalized, and the company is now beginning to sample the BPI-M2S. But there’s no word on the price or release date yet.

The BPI-M2 Pro with an Amlogic X9503X processor, meanwhile, currently sells for $61.

via @sinovoip

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  1. I worry about the strain on the vertical HDMI socket… I would rather go flat micro-hdmi over vertical full-size. My HDMI cables are thicker than my usb ones and the connection to the monitor/TV can be a long connection. Not too worried about the vertical USB.
    Maybe epoxy to anchor it to the other sockets could help… and moving it next the lan sockets would be better place to anchor it.