About three years after launching a tiny single-board computer called the Orange Pi Zero, the folks at Shenzhen Xunlong are introducing a Orange Pie Zero2 with a faster processor, an HDMI port, and other upgrades.

It still measures just 2.2″ x 2.2″ across, making it one of the smallest single-board computers I’m aware of to feature a 64-bit, quad-core processor and full-sized USB, HDMI, and Ethernet ports.

Update 11/2/2020: A new model featuring a newer processor and support for Android 10 or Linux distributions including Ubuntu and Debian is now available for $16.

Orange Pi Zero2

The Orange Pi Zero2 isn’t available for purchase yet, but CNX-Software has a few pictures and a run-down of the key specs:

  • Allwinner H6 ARM Cortex-A53 64-bit quad-core processor with ARM Mali-T720 graphics
  • 512MB of LPDDR3 RAM
  • 4GB of eMMC flash storage
  • MicroSD card reader (up to 32GB)
  • HDMI 2.0a port
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and micro USB 2.0 ports
  • 26-pin Raspberry Pi-compatible header

Other features include an IR receiver, power and status LED lights, a microphone, and support for 5V power adapters that plug into the micro USB port. The system is said to support 10-bit H.265 HEVC video decoding at up to 4K/60Hz resolutions.

There’s no word on the price or release date, but as CNX-Software notes, a larger Orange Pi device with similar hardware sells for about $20, while the latest version of the Orange Pie Zero LTS with less powerful hardware is currently priced at about $8 and up.

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5 replies on “Orange Pi Zero2 mini PC supports Android & Linux, measures 2.2 inches wide”

  1. I think that is very interesting. It would be neat to see the computers / boxes that is made for it. I hope the price is as small as the board.

  2. The ethernet port looks comically large on that boar. It’s like an enormous gaping maw.

  3. looked really really nice but lost me at having an onboard microphone. i just don’t understand this obsessive need for all my devices to listen to me.

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