FriendlyELEC has been selling a line of single-board computers under the NanoPi brand name for years, with some models designed to let you build your own network-attached storage device, some designed for use as headless computer or routers, and others just designed to be dirt cheap.
The company’s latest is the upcoming NanoPi R5S, which is a little computer board with a Rockchip RK3568 processor, three high-speed Ethernet ports, and an HDMI 2.0 port for video output (something you don’t always find on NanoPi boards.
While FriendlyELEC hasn’t announced a price or release date for the NanoPi R5S yet, CNX Software spotted some photos in a post to Chinese social media network Weibo and more details at the FriendlyELEC wiki.
So here’s what to expect from the new single-board computer:
- Rockchip RK3566 processor
- 4 x ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores @ 2 GHz
- Mali-G52 graphics
- 4K/60Hz VP9 video decode and 1080p/60Hz H.264/H.265 encode
- 0.8 TOPs Neural Processing Unit
- 2GB LPDDR4X memory
- 8GB eMMC storage
- 2 x 2.5 Gbps Ethernet ports
- 1 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports
- USB-C port (for power)
- 1 x HDMI 2.0 port
- M.2 2280 socket for optional SSD
- microSD card reader
- 16-pin header
The board measures 90 x 62mm (3.54″ x 2.44″), making it just a tiny bit large than a Raspberry Pi Model B, but with a set of I/O options that makes it much more appropriate for use as a router, firewall, or NAs.