$150 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 mini PC runs Android 10

Azulle Ally is an Android 10 mini PC powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core Cortex-A53 processor coupled with 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM.

Equipped with an HDMI port, wired and wireless networking, as well as a pair of USB 3.0 ports, the small-form factor computer is mostly designed for businesses and applications such as digital signage, IoT, edge computing, wayfinding machines,  and more.

Snapdragon 450 mini PCAzulle Ally mini PC specifications:

  • SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core Arm Cortex A53 processor @ up to 1.8 GHz with Adreno 506 GPU with OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 2.0 Full, DirectX 12, Hexagon 546 DSP, and 1080p60 video decoder/1080p90 video encoder for H.265, H.265, VP8, and (decode-only) VP9
  • System Memory – 2GB RAM
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash
  • Video Output – Micro HDMI 1.4 port up to 1080p60
  • Connectivity
    • Ethernet RJ45 port
    • Dual-band 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 LE
  • USB – 2x USB3.0, Micro USB port
  • Power Supply – 12V DC via power barrel jack
  • Dimensions – TBD (Mounting holes for behind display and wall mounting)

Azulle Ally mini PCThe mini PC runs Android 10 with AI support. The Snapdragon 450 is a mobile SoC with a built-in 4G LTE modem but it’s not used here, and AFAIK there’s no embedded part (Snapdragon 450E) like the Snapdragon 410E specifically designed for embedded applications without a modem. An octa-core Cortex-A53 processor is fairly low-end by today’s standard, even clocked at 1.8 GHz, but that may be just fine for business applications that focus on a specific task.

The Azulle Ally Snapdragon 450 mini PC is currently up for pre-order for $149 on Azulle online store. At this price, it is hard to understand the value proposition, as you’d be able to create a similar mini PC with Rockchip RK3328 for over half the price. It may be different if Azulle offers other services/features like a commitment to long-term (10 to 15 years) supply or wide-temperature range but it’s not explicitly stated on the product page. Another potential reason for getting this mini PC is if some code is already optimized for Qualcomm DSP, and a company wants to reuse its existing codebase.

Via FanlessTech

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zpr
zpr
10 days ago

So what’s the actual RAM amount? I am confused by the “2GB RAM” and “16GB DDR4”

Radoslaw
Radoslaw
9 days ago

Snapdragon 450 is octa core cortex a53 not quad core. They want 90 dollars Dhl delivery. 150 plus 90 $. The price is crazy for such small device

willy
willy
9 days ago

The nanopi-fire3 offers 8 cores for much less money, even after the price increases.

Pete
Pete
9 days ago

The novelty is it’s a Snapdragon.

If the bootloader is unlockable, LineageOS is plausible; unlike many a tv-box that is stuck on Android 10 forever.

PhilS
PhilS
9 days ago

Nice to see a Snapdragon in an Android box. Shame it’s not a higher end model to challenge the S922X and give more choice.

I wonder if any manufacturer approached Huawei about using one of their to be discontinued Kirin SOC’s, whether it could be a real player at the lower end of the market.

When you consider what power can be contained within the small space of a phone, why not use it in a box with more I/O.

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