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$70 NanoPi M4V2 SBC Gets 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, Power & Recovery Buttons

FriendlyELEC NanoPi M4 is a Rockchip RK3399 single board computer that follows Raspberry Pi 3 form factor, and was launched in a year ago for $65 with 2GB RAM, and $95 with 4GB RAM. Raspberry Pi 4 introduction brought some more competition, and helped the prices drop to $50 and $75 respectively.

But now the company has launched a revision 2 of the board, NanoPi M4V2 that replaces LPDDR3 memory with faster LPDDR4 memory, adds power & recovery buttons, and the audio jack now also support microphone input. It’s only available with 4GB LPDDR4 memory, and the price is lower at $70.

The rest of the specifications are mostly identical:

The company provides Android 8.1,  Lubuntu 16.04 (32-bit), FriendlyCore 18.04 (64-bit), and FriendlyDesktop 18.04 (64-bit) firmware images, and basically everything is the same as for the original NanoPi M4 board, so software and accessories like NanoPi M4 metal case will be compatible.Alternatively  you could also use Armbian.

NanoPi M4 vs NanoPi M4V2 – Click to Enlarge

More technical details about NanoPi M4V2 SBC can be found in the Wiki.

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