$69.95 NanoPC-T1 by FriendlyARM Features Samsung Exynos 4412 SoC

If you like low cost boards by Hardkernel such as ODROID-U3, but the add-ons required, and/or shipping costs put you off, an alternative will soon be available thanks to FriendlyARM NanoPC-T1, a tiny computer designed and manufactured by CoreWind Tech FriendlyARM Guangzhou, and powered by Samsung Exynos 4412 quad core Cortex A9 SoC with 1GB RAM, and 4GB built-in flash.
NanoPCFriendlyARM NanoPC specifications:

  • SoC – Samsung Exynos 4412 quad core Cortex-A9 @ 1.5GHz + Mali-400MP4 GPU
  • System Memory1GB DDR3 RAM, 32bit data bus
  • Storage – 4GB eMMC Flash + SD Card slot
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet (RJ45)
  • Video Output – HDMI
  • Audio –  3.5mm Audio Out jack
  • USB – 1x micro USB OTG, 2x USB 2.0 host ports
  • Expansions and I/Os:
    • UART –  4 x TTL UART
    • LCD –  TFT LCD interface, support Capacitive/Resistive touch driver
    • 2x Digital sensor input
    • CMOS CAMERA Interface
    • MIPI interface – Support HD Camera
    • 30x GPIO
  • Misc – 2x User keys,  2x User LEDs
  • Power Supply – DC 5V/2A input


The company will provide support for Linux + Qt, Ubuntu 12.04, and Android 4.2.2, and the source code will be available in a DVD sent with the board.

Compared to ODROID-U3, NanoPC uses a slightly slower processor (Exynos 4412 vs Exynos 4412 Prime), has less RAM (1GB vs 2GB), only 2 USB ports (vs 3 for ODROID-U3), but it does come with 4GB eMMC (only eMMC socket for U3), has much more available I/Os, and the case is included in the price.

NanoPC will be available on the 25th of February 2014 for 399 CNY / $69.95  + shipping?. Accessories (PSU, Ethernet, Serial, and USB cables) and a Universal RS-232 adapter included free for the first orders.  There’s no clear information yet about shipping cost, but checking on CoreWind eStore they have 4 shipping methods: DHL/Fedex ($36), EMS/Post Express ($16), ARAMEX ($31), and “pickup” charged via your courier account. So you may not save much compared to the $25 charged by Hardkernel. When I tried to order an existing board via Paypal it defaulted to $36 on FriendlyARM.

You may also find more information FriendlyARM NanoPC-T1 page, and pre-order via andahammer.com.

Thanks to Dave for the tip.

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