Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is on sale as a new generation mini system using the Zero form factor. The Raspberry Pi Zero was launched in 2015 as a $5 computer. The next-gen Pi Zero has a similar CPU and RAM configuration but will offer additional features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W in a 65 mm × 30 mm form factor uses the same Broadcom BCM2710A1 SoC die as the launch version of the Raspberry Pi 3, while ARM cores perform close to 1 GHz and have 512 MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM. It should also be noted that this system uses a special SIP (System in a Package) that hosts the quad-core Arm Cortex A53.

The performance gain of the new mini PC compared to Zero varies between workloads. But for multi-threaded sysbench there is a performance difference of almost fivefold. The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W will be available from approved vendors starting today.

Raspberry Pi Zero 2W Features

  • Broadcom BCM2710A1, quad-core 64-bit SoC (Arm Cortex-A53 @ 1GHz)
  • 2. 4 GHz IEEE 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2, BLE
  • 1 × USB 2.0 interface with OTG
  • LINE compatible 40 pin I/O header
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Mini HDMI port
  • Composite video and reset pin solder points
  • CSI-2 camera connector
  • H. 264, MPEG-4 decoding (1080p30); H. 264 encoding (1080p30)
  • OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0
  • 65mm x 30mm size

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