The folks at Banana Pi have been cranking out single-board computers for a few years that look like Raspberry Pi devices, but which sport different specs. The next model will be the Banana Pi BPI-M5, a little computer that measures about 3.6″ x 2.4″ and which supports Linux and Android operating systems.
It’s a follow-up to last year’s Banana Pi BPI-M4, with the new model featuring twice as much built-in storage, four times as much RAM, faster Ethernet, and a new processor. The Banana Pi BPI-M5 is now available for purchase from AliExpress for $53 plus shipping costs.
Here’s a run-down of the Banana Pi BPI-M5 specs:
|CPU||Amlogic S905X3 Quad-Core Cortex-A55 @ 2 GHz|
|GPU||Mali-G31 MP2 GPU @ 650Mhz|
|Memory||4 GB LPDDR4|
|Storage||16G eMMC flash (up to 64GB)|
MicroSD (up to 256GB)
|Video Out||1 x HDMI 2.0 (up to [email protected] with HDR, CEC, EDID)|
|USB ports||4 x USB 3.0|
|GPIO||40 Pin Header : GPIO (x28) and Power (+5V, +3.3V and GND)|
GPIO pins can be used for UART, I2C, SPI or PWM
|Power Source||USB Type-C (5V/3A)|
|OS support||Android and Linux|
- The ODROID-C4 has a micro USB 2.0 OTG port.
- The Banana Pi BPI-M5 has a USB-C port for power, while the ODROID-C4 has a DC power jack instead.
- The Banana Pi model comes standard with 16GB of eMMC storage, while an eMMC module is optional for the ODROID version.
via CNX Software
This article was originally published September 14, 2020 and last updated December 14, 2020.