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.