Banana Pi M2 is an Allwinner A31s Quad Core Board with Raspberry Pi Model B+ Form Factor

Orange Pi Development Boards

Banana Pi, and the recently announced Banana Pro, are Android & Linux development boards based on Allwinner A20, with a form factor similar to Raspberry Pi Model B and B+ boards respectively. A new revision of the board is now available with Banana Pi M2 powered by Allwinner A31s quad core processor, and in a form factor similar to R-Pi B+.

Banana_Pi_M2Banana Pi M2 specifications:

  • SoC – Allwinner A31s quad core Cortex A7 @ 1.0 GHz with PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3
  • Storage –  Micro SD slot up to 64GB
  • Connectivity – 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi  (Realtek)
  • Video Output –  HDMI, CVBS, and LVDS/RGB header
  • Audio Output – HDMI and 3.5mm stereo jack
  • Camera – CSI connector
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports + micro USB port (power only)
  • Debugging – UART pins for serial console
  • Expansion Header – 40-pin R-Pi “somewhat” compatible header with 2×13 UART, I2C bus, SPI bus, CAN bus, ADC, PWM, 3.3V, 5V, ground
  • Misc – IR Receiver, power, reboot and reset buttons.
  • Power Supply – 5V in via MicroUSB (DC in only)
  • Dimensions – 92x60mm (R-Pi B+: 85×56 mm)
  • Weight – 48 grams
  • Temperature Range – -15 to 75 C

Banana_Pi_M2_Realtek_WiFiAlbeit similar, components placement and board dimensions are not exactly the same as on the Raspberry Pi B+, as are mounting holes, so it may not be compatible with Hats expansion boards, and other R-Pi accessories. The board will run Android 4.2, Firefox OS, and Linux distributions, but there isn’t any information yet on bananapi.com, and I got details from G+.

Banana Pi M2 is not yet listed on SinoVoiP Aliexpress store, but one European retailer will set it for 99 Euros excluding VAT (currently out of stock). [ Update: retail price has not been confirmed yet. but volume price should be $50 per unit]

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embedded_geek
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I guess the housing won’t be compatible either: they turned the USB 90° to place an IR receiver.

Alessandro Benedetti
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Alessandro Benedetti

Does this support CEC like Raspberry PI?

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xxiao
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xxiao

so obviously SATA is gone as there is no SATA on A31.

Craig Whitcombe
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Craig Whitcombe

powerVr – good luck getting hardware acceleration working outside of android.

cherryjiang
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Banana PI M2 is about 50$/pcs , the first batch production will come out soon, i will keep update this for u 🙂

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alex

Hello my name is alex and i have one advice for the company that produces the banana pi.
Be original don’t copy from others.
What about doing a board with a mix of raspberry pi, cubieboard and odroid.
A board with allwinner A33 quad core cpu or Rockchip rk3288 or Amlogic 802
and mali gpu (good for linux drivers and video hardware acceleration)
sata data connector and sata power connector (no emmc or nand flash soded into the board, the client could upgrade)
and 2gb ram for 32 bits operating system
or 4gb of ram for 64 bits operating system
No wlan and bluetooth soded into the board
and ports:
4xusb
1xmicro usb for power
1xhdmi
1xethernet
1xmicro sd card slot
1xcombo audio
1xsata data connector
1xsata power connector
1xcpu fan connector
1xrom battery connector
1xpower-on/reset connector

Jerome
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Jerome

Was a good idea on Banana Pi M1 to have SATA.
A pity this new version is lacking SATA.

Rudy
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Rudy

I would like to know when the banana pi m2 will be available for purchase and can I pre-order a couple.