LILYGO T-Display S3 Pro – A 2.33-inch ESP32-S3 color touchscreen display with enclosure

LILYGO T-Display S3 Pro is another ESP32-S3 powered WiFi and Bluetooth display from the company with a 2.33-inch color touchscreen LCD, a plastic enclosure, support for USB-OTG, two QWIIC connectors, and a 470 mAh battery.

We’re told the T-Display S3 Pro is an update to the T-Display S3 (and by extension of the T-Display S3 Touch and T-Display S3 AMOLED models) but the display is quite bigger at 2.33-inch and with higher resolution (480×222), it comes with an ABS case with an integrated battery by default, adds support for USB OTG, and also includes a few sensors that are missing from the earlier models.

T-Display S3 Pro

T-Display S3 Pro specifications:

  • Wireless MCU – Espressif Systems ESP32-S3R8 dual-core Tensilica LX7 @ up to 240 MHz with vector instructions for AI acceleration, 512KB RAM, 8MB PSRAM, wireless connectivity
  • Storage – 16MB flash, microSD card slot
  • Connectivity via ESP32-S3
    • 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi 4 with 40 MHz bandwidth support
    • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.0 connectivity with long-range support, up to 2Mbps data rate.
    • Bluetooth Mesh
    • PCB antenna and external u.FL antenna support
  • Display – 2.33-inch 480×222 IPS full-color capacitive touchscreen LCD using ST7796 SPI controller
  • Camera – Optional GC0308 camera module (see cutout on the back of the enclosure)
  • USB – 1x USB Type-C OTG port for power, charging, and programming implemented through the SY6970 chip.
  • Sensors – LTR-553ALS-01 I2C sensor acting both as a light sensor and a proximity sensor
  • Expansion – 2x QWIIC I2C connectors for expansion
  • Misc – Boot and Reset buttons, user touch button
  • Power Supply
    • 5V via USB Type-C port
    • 470 mAh battery @ 3.8V
  • Dimensions – 72 x 32 x 18 mm

T-Display-S3 Pro pinout diagram

LILYGO mentions support for both the Arduino IDE and MicroPython programming for the display. But looking at the GitHub repository, I can only see Arduino samples, along with PDF schematics, firmware files, and datasheets. There are just basic instructions for both Arduino and MicroPython. Note the iOS-like UI in the photos above is just for show so don’t expect to use Facetime on the thing 🙂 That also means you’re expected to write your own firmware using the samples and your knowledge.

ESP32-S3 smart display

The T-Display S3 Pro devkit is available on Aliexpress for $41.98 including shipping. The optional camera module doesn’t seem to be ready just yet, and a kit with the GC0308 camera module is listed on the product page as being “sold out”, so I just guess we need to wait a few more weeks before the camera kit becomes available.

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6 months ago

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