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Samsung Unveils Exynos 7872 Hexa-core Arm Cortex A73/A53 Mobile Processor

January 17th, 2018 18 comments

Samsung has introduced a new hexa-core Exynos 5 series processor with Exynos 7872 featuring two Cortex A73 cores, four Cortex A53 cores, a Mali-G71 MP1 GPU, and an LTE modem that supports Category 7 with 2CA for 300Mbps downlink speed and Category 13 with 2CA for 150Mbps.

The new processor claims to bring premium performance to mid-tier device with a doubling of single core performance compared to its predecessor, which should be Exynos 5430 or Exynos 5422 octa-core Cortex A15A/7 processor.

Samsung Exynos5 7872 processor specifications:

  • CPU – Dual-core Cortex-A73 @ up to 2.0GHz, and Quad-core Cortex-A53 @ up to 1.6GHz
  • GPU – Arm Mali-G71 MP1
  • Memory I/F – LPDDR3
  • Storage I/F – eMMC 5.1, SD 3.0
  • Display – Up to WUXGA (1920×1200)
  • LTE Modem – LTE Cat.7 2CA 300Mbps (DL) / Cat.13 2CA 150Mbps (UL)
  • Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11n Dual-band, Bluetooth 5, FM Radio
  • GNSS –  GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
  • Camera –  Rear 21.7MP, Front 21.7MP
  • Video – Full HD 120fps encoding and decoding with HEVC (H.265), H.264 and VP8, and decoding with VP9
  • Process – 14nm FinFET Process

One of the first phone based on the processor will be Meizu M6s with a 5.7″ HD+ display (18:9 aspect ratio), 3GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB flash, a 16MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera, and a 3,000 mAh battery. It would also be a nice (and affordable) update to ODROID-XU4 board based on Exynos 5422 SoC, we’ll have to wait and see.

ZidooLab OPS Android Digital Signage Players are Powered by Rockchip RK3368 or Realtek RTD1295 SoC

January 17th, 2018 No comments

Zidoo is known for their Arm based Android TV boxes targeting the consumer market, but the company also runs ZidooLab for the B2B market, and especially digital signage application, which may explain why they release a digital signage SDK a while ago.

The company can customize hardware and software for their customer’s needs, but what caught my intention is that they have Arm based digital signage players that comply with OPS (Open Pluggable Specification) that was first released by Intel in 2010, and defines electrical, mechanical and thermal specifications of OPS compliant devices which are meant to be plugged into compliant monitors.

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ZidooLab has currently two Android OPS hosts: A1 & A2 that share most of the same specifications, except for the processor, and some I/Os:

  • SoC
    • A1 – Rockchip RK3368 octa-core Cortex A53 processor up to 1.5 GHz, PowerVR G6110 GPU
    • A2 – Realtek RTD1295 quad core Cortex A53 processor, Arm Mali-T820MP3 GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash, micro SD slot
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, optional? WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Video Input (A2 only) – HDMI input
  • USB
    • A1 – 4x USB 2.0 host ports
    • A2 – USB 2.0  and USB 3.0 ports
  • OPS Interface – 80-pin OPS JAE connector
  • Misc – IR Emitter port, power button, LEDs, recovery pinhole
  • Power Supply – 12V-19V/2A  (as per OPS)
  • Dimensions – 180 x 119 x 30mm (as per OPS)

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Customers who don’t need to use OPS host can instead run their digital signage application in Zidoo X8 or X9S. I could not find much details about software support, except they provide their own SDK to allow customers/partners to developer their own app using HDMI input, set rotation, adjust layout and so on. THere’s no default digital signage software for layou design, fleet management, etc, so this would have to be custom-designed, or integrated by yourself or Zidoo with your current management system.

It’s not the first time Arm based OPS digtial signage players have been launched, but ZidooLab product may be more competitive than the NXP i.MX 6 based OPS products we’ve previously covered.

Compulab CL-SOM-iMX8 SoM Features NXP i.MX 8M Processor for $68 and Up

January 15th, 2018 5 comments

I just covered one of the i.MX 8M systems-on-module last Friday with Variscite DART-MX8M SoM, but Variscite is not the only company about to launch such modules, and today I’ll have a look at Compulab CL-SOM-iMX8 system-on-module based on the same NXP i.MX 8M dual or quad core Cortex A53 processor.

Compulab’s SoM comes with up to 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC flash, an optional WiFi & Bluetooth module, as well as optional support for Ethernet, LVDS, analog audio, and more. Contrary to most competitors, the company has also made an habit of releasing detailed pricing the basic configuration and per option.

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But first, let’s go through the specifications:

  • SoC (one of the other)
    • NXP i.MX8M Quad quad core Arm Cortex-A53 processor @ 1.5GHz with Arm Corex-M4 real-time core, Vivante GC7000Lite GPU supporting OpenGL ES 3.1, Open CL 1.2 and Vulkan
    • NXP i.MX8M Dual dual core Arm Cortex-A53 processor @ 1.5GHz with Arm Corex-M4 real-time core, Vivante GC7000Lite GPU supporting OpenGL ES 3.1, Open CL 1.2 and Vulkan
  • System Memory – 1 to 4GB LPDDR4
  • Storage – 4GB to 64GB eMMC flash
  • Connectivity
    • Optional WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi & Bluetooth 4.1 BLE (Broadcom BCM4356 chipset)
    • Optional Gigabit Ethernet Atheros AR8033 PHY
  • Audio – Optional Wolfson WM8731L audio codec
  • 204-pinedge connector exposing the following interfaces:
    • Display
      • HDMI 2.0a up-to 4096 x 2160 @60Hz
      • LVDS up-to 1920 x 1080 @60Hz via on-module DSI to LVDS convertor
      • 4-lane MIPI-DSI up to 1920 x 1080 @60Hz
      • 24-bit Parallel RGB up to 1600 x 1200
      • Touchscreen Capacitive touch-screen support through SPI and I2C interfaces
    • Camera – 4-lane MIPI-CSI interface
    • Networking – 1x 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
    • Audio
      • Analog stereo output, stereo input and microphone support
      • Up to 4x I2S / SAI, S/PDIF input/output
    • PCIe – PCIe x1 Gen. 2.1, optional extra PCIe x1 Gen. 2.1
    • USB – 2x USB3.0 dual-role ports
    • Serial – Up to 4x UART
    • Up to 1x MMC/SD/SDIO
    • Up to 2x SPI, Up to 3x I2C, Up to 4x general purpose PWM signals
    • Up to 90x GPIO (multifunctional signals shared with other functions)
  • Debugging – JTAG debug interface
  • Misc – RTC Real time clock, powered by external battery;
  • Supply Voltage –  3.35V to 4.2V
  • Digital I/O – voltage 3.3V
  • Dimensions – 68 x 42 x 5 mm
  • Weight – 14 grams
  • Temperature Range
    • Operating – Commercial: 0° to 70° C; Extended: -20° to 70° C; Industrial: -40° to 85° C
    • Storage – -40° to 85° C
  • Relative humidity – 10% to 90% (operation); 05% to 95% (storage)
  • Reliability – MTTF – > 200,000 hours; Shock 50G / 20 ms; Vibration 20G / 0 – 600 Hz

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The company provides support for the Yocto Project with Linux mainline, and Android support is coming soon. SBC-iMX8 Evaluation Kit can be used to kickstart development with SOM-iMX8-C1500Q-D2-N16-E-A-WB-H module (quad core version with 2GB RAM, and 16GB flash, Ethernet, Audio, Wireless module, and heat dissipation plate), SB-iMX8 carrier board, a WiFi antenna and cable, a serial port cable, a USB cable and adapter, as well as a 12V power supply. The company also provides 12-month technical support for the kit.

SB-iMX8 Block Diagram – Click to Enlarge

The SoM and devkit have not been formally launched (early product announcement), and I could not find a photo of the carrier board, nor the specifications in readable form, but the company has already released the schematics – from which I extracted the block diagram above -, PCB layout, and Gerber files for it, and it seems to pretty much expose all features from the SoM, as it should. [Update: photo of the kit included below

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It’s unclear whether the SoMs are available now, but they should be soon, with 10-year longevity. As mentioned in the introduction the company also released pricing with the most basic model SOM-iMX8-C1500D-D1-N4 (dual core, 1GB RAM, 4GB storage, no other option) will sell/sells for $68 for 1k-unit price, and option pricing are shown below.

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Price also fluctuates based on order quantity, and for example, the price for one sample is 2.5 times more expensive, while for 10K order, unit price is reduced by 5%. Visit the SoM and SBC product pages for more details, including initial hardware and software documentations, and further pricing info. The development kit is sold for $415.

H2-RK3229 is a Rockchip RK3229 TV Box with a 2.5″ SATA Drive Bay

January 15th, 2018 5 comments

Rockchip RK3229 is a quad core Cortex A7 for entry-level 4K TV boxes, and usually found in the cheapest TV boxes with factory price (MOQ) starting at around $18, and the bare minimum of 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. Sometimes, it’s also found in higher quality models, for example Zidoo X1 II, and some models have more memory and/storage such as R-Box 4K.

So I was a little surprised when I saw H2-RK3229 TV box with comes with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, and a SATA bay for 2.5″ drives, that’s sold for around $61 shipped on Aliexpress.

H2-RK3229 specifications:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3229 quad core ARM Cortex A7 processor @ 1.5 GHz with  ARM Mali-400MP2
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash. 2.5″ SATA bay, micro SD slot
  • Video & Audio Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K2K @ 60 fps & AV port (composite video + stereo audio)
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports
  • Misc – IR receiver, power LED, front panel LCD display
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A
  • Dimensions – 17.5 x 11.8 x 3.6 cm

The device runs Android 6.0, and is said to come with 1-year of free IPTV worth $75. I would not count on the latter however, as many not-so-legal IPTV services have been busted by authorities recently.

Rockchip RK3229 does not come with SATA, USB 3.0, nor PCIe interface, so the SATA bay will have been implemented through a USB 2.0 to SATA bridge that could deliver up to around 40 MB/s, if they’ve not messed up. It’s worth noting the SoC comes with three separate USB 2.0 port so bandwidth is not shared.

If you planed to replace Android by Linux to convert it into a simple server, it might be tricky, as there does not seem to be much activity for Linux on RK3229, no development board, and the processor is not even listed on Rockchip open source website.

Via AndroidPC.es

HiKey 960 Android Development Board Gets a 4GB RAM Version for $250

January 13th, 2018 6 comments

Hikey 960 development board is one of the most powerful Arm boards on the market thanks to Huawei/Hisilicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor with four ARM Cortex A73 cores, four Cortex A53 cores, and a Mali-G71 MP8 GPU, fast storage with 32GB UFS 2.1 flash, and 3GB LPDDR3 memory. Like the earlier Hikey (620) board, the board is also an official reference board for AOSP, so you should be able to run the latest Android version, and also play with sensors using Neonkey SensorHub 96Boards mezzanine board.

If you are somehow limited by the 3GB RAM on the board, you can rejoice as Seeed Studio has just launched a 4GB RAM version selling for $249, or about $10 extra. Note that shipping is only scheduled for February 2, 2018, so those are pre-orders.

The rest of the specifications for Hikey 960 4GB RAM version are unchanged:

  • SoC – Huawei Kirin 960 octa-core big.LITTLE processor with 4x ARM Cortex A73 cores @ up to 2.3 GHz, 4x Cortex A53 cores @ up to 1.8 GHz, and a Mali-G71 MP8 GPU @ up to 900 MHz
  • System Memory – 4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM @ 1866 MHz
  • Storage – 32GB UFS flash storage + micro SD card slot up to 2TB (SD3.0, SRD104)
  • Video Output / Display Interface – 1x HDMI 1.4 up to 1080p; 1x 4-lane MIPI DSI connector up to 3840×2400 @ 60 Hz via HS expansion connector
  • Video Decode – H265\HEVC MP/High Tier, Main/High Tier, H.264 BP/MP/HP, MPEG 1/2/4, VC-1, VP6/8, RV8/9/10, DIVX, H265 up to 4K @60fps
  • Video Encode – 4K @30fps H.265/H264
  • Audio – Via HDMI, Tensilica HiFi 3.0 DSP audio subsystem
  • Connectivity – Dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n/a WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 with two antennas (TI Wilink 8 WL1837 module)
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 type A host ports, 1x USB 2.0 type C OTG port
  • Camera – 1x 4-lane MIPI CSI, 1x 2-lane MIPI CSI via HS expansion connector
  • Expansion
    • PCIe Gen2 on M.2 M Key connector
    • 40 pin low speed (LS) expansion connector with +1.8V, +5V, DC power, GND, 2x UART, 2x I2C, SPI, I2S, 12x GPIO
    • 60 pin high speed (HS) expansion connector: 4L MIPI DSI, 2L+4L MIPI CSI, 2x I2C, SPI (48M), USB 2.0
  • Misc – LEDs for WiFi & Bluetooth, 4x user LEDs, power button, reset button
  • Power Supply –  8V-18V/2A via 4.75/1.7mm power barrel (EIAJ-3 Compliant); 12V/2A power supply recommended; PMU: Hi6421GWCV530, Hi6422GWCV211, Hi6422GWCV212;
  • Dimensions – 85mm x 55mm
  • Weight – 60 grams

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Hikey 960 is purely an Android development platform, as even though there are references to Debian Dekstop/Developer images, there don’t seem to be available for download, so AFAICS there’s no Linux support. Beside information provided in Android developer’s website (linked above), you’ll also find software and hardware documentation on 96Boards Github account.

Variscite DART-MX8M is a Compact NXP i.MX 8M System-on-Module

January 12th, 2018 3 comments

NXP has recently launched their i.MX 8M evaluation kit and released documentation, so we can expect multiple products based on the family in 2018. The new NXP i.MX 64-bit processors include three families with i.MX 8, i.MX 8X, and i.MX 8M, but so far it looks like many companies are launching products based on the latter.

The Embedded World Conference 2018 at the end of February should be the occasion for many product launches, especially systems-on-module and related development kit, but several companies have already posted information about their i.MX 8(M) modules minus pricing, and one of those is Variscite DART MX8M a company (55x30mm) module with i.MX 8M processor, up to 4GB LPDDR4, up to 64GB eMMC flash, as well as 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.

Variscite DART-MX8M specifications:

  • SoC – NXP i.MX8M with dual or quad core Cortex A53 processor @ up to 1.5 GHz, Cortex-M4 real-time core @ 266 MHz, and Vivante GC7000Lit 2D/3D graphics accelerator
  • System Memory – 1 – 4 GB LPDDR4
  • Storage – 4 – 64 GB eMMC  flash, 4K I2C EEPROM
  • Connectivity – On-module Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n & Bluetooth 4.2 LE (via Sterling LWB5), and Qualcomm Atheros AR8031 Gigabit Ethernet tranceiver
  • Video Acceleration – Up to 4K HEVC/H265, H264, VP9 Decode plus HDR
  • Audio – Audio codec on-module
  • 3x 90-pin board-to-board connectors with:
    • Video Inputs – 2x MIPI-CSI2 (4-Lane, each)
    • Display
      • HDMI 2.0 up to 4Kp60
      • Display Port eDP1.4/DP1.3 up to 4Kp60
      • MIPI-DSI 1080p60
      • LVDS Dual channel support 1920×1080 60fps
    • Networking – 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
    • Audio
      • Analog & digital microphone I/F
      • Up to x5 I2S(SAI), SPDIF
      • Line In Yes
    • 1x SD/SDIO/MMC
    • 2x USB 3.0/2.0 OTG
    • 4x UART up to 4 Mbps
    • 3x I2C 3x SPI, 2x QSPI
    • RTC (on carrier)
    • 2 x PCIe 2.0 (1-Lane, each)
  • Supply voltage – 3.4 – 4.5 V
  • Digital I/O voltage – 3.3 V
  • Dimensions – 30.0 mm x 55.0 mm x 4.7 mm
  • Temperature range – Commercial: 0 to 70°C; Industrial: -40 to 85°C

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The company will provide Linux and Android BSPs for the module, but Windows Embedded Compact will not be supported. A DART MX8M kits will also be offered to speed up the early stage of development, with a module, with/without a 7″ WVGA capacitive touch display (VAR-DVK-MX8M/VAR-STK-MX8M) …

VAR-DVK-MX8M Kit

and VAR-DT8MCustomBoard carrier board with the following specifications:

 

  • SoM Interface – B2B socket for DART-MX8M module
  • Storage – SD Card Socket
  • Display
    • HDMI 2.0a
    • DP 1.3
    • 18-bit / 24-bit LVDS connector
    • Backlight Driver (PWM Control)
  • Touch Panel
    • 4-wire resistive touch panel (4-pin FFC/FPC)
    • capacitive touch panel (6-pin FFC/FPC)
  • Audio
    • Headphone – 3.5 mm connector
    • Line in – 3.5 mm connector
    • On-board digital microphone
  • USB – 2x USB3.0/2.0 ports, 1x USB3.0/2.0 type C connector
  • Network – Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps, RJ45
  • Camera interfaces –  Serial Camera
  • Serial Ports
    • USB to serial bridge via Micro USB port
    • FTDI Header for debugging
    • 2x RS232 header
  • Expansion
    • 2x mini PCIe connectors
    • Headers with QSPI, UART, SPI, I2C, GPIOs, JTAG, SAI, S/PDIF
  • Misc – RTC Backup battery socket (CR1225), buttons, LEDs
  • Power Supply – 5V DC input, 2.5 mm DC jack
  • Dimensions – 15 cm x 9 cm x 2.9 cm

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The kits also come with a micro USB cable, an optional Ethernet cable, optional 5V power supply, an antenna, a boot/rescure SD card, and a carrier board design package. There may also be a camera module offered in the future.

The module is shown as “coming soon” and we don’t have price information yet. More details may be found on the module page, where you’ll also find details about the kits and carrier board (Supporting Products tab). The company is also working on VAR-SOM-MX8 SoM based on NXP i.MX 8 Cortex A72/A53 processor, but less details are available for now.

Zidoo Unveils Poster Wall 2.0 App, High-end Zidoo X20 Pro RTD1296 Media Player Coming Soon

January 12th, 2018 5 comments

Zidoo has some news for their Realtek RTD1295/RTD1296 powered devices such as Zidoo X8, X9S, or X10. First, the company will soon release a firmware update that includes Poster Wall 2.0, an app that display movie posters and information in a concise and eye-pleasing way.

The company is also working on a higher-end player called Zidoo X20 Pro powered by RTD1296 expected to launch in a few weeks, once beta testing is complete, and firmware looks stable enough.

Zidoo X20 Pro RTD1296 Media Player

Zidoo X20 Pro specifications:

  • SoC – Realtek RTD1296 quad core Cortex A53 processor with ARM Mali-T820 MP3 GPU
  • System Memory – 4GB DDR4
  • Storage – 32GB eMMC flash, 2x SATA 3.0 bays for 2.5 or 3.5″ drives
  • Video
    • 2x HDMI 2.0a output ports with HDCP 2.2, 4K 60 Hz
    • 1x HDMI 2.0 input with HDCP 2.2 supporting PiP, stream recording, and UDP broadcasting
    • 1x RCA composite output
    • Decode – HDR10, 10-bit HEVC / H.265 up to 4K @ 60fps, VP9 up to 4K @ 60 fps, H.264 up to 4K @ 24 fps, automatic frame rate switching (23.976 and 29.94 fps supported)
    • Full BD menu function
  • Audio
    • ESS 9038 DAC
    • 7.1-ch HD audio pass-through via HDMI
    • optical and coaxial S/PDIF
    • RCA stereo audio
    • XLR Audio output
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac 2T2R MIMO WiFi up to 867 Mbps, Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 2x USB 2.0 port, 1x USB type C port
  • Misc – RS232 port, IR input port, IR output (blaster) ports, front panel display, power switch
  • Power Supply – Built-in, 100-240VAC 1.3A 50/60 Hz input
  • Material – Smoke-colored aviation aluminum alloy case
  • Dimensions – 46 mm thick (excluding antennas)
  • Weight – 6 kg (package)

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The device will run Android 6.0 & OpenWrt (for NAS function) as in the other Zidoo X8/X9S/X10 model, includes media center functions with Poster Wall, SAMBA, NFS, as well as ZDMC, a fork of Kodi 17.4 with improvements from Zidoo.
The device will ship with a remote control, a HDMI cable, an AV cable, a power adapter, and a user manual. The company has not made anything official yet, so I get all the information above from beta testers post here and there. The last link reports Zidoo X20 Pro should launch early February for around 19,000 THB, which converts to $550 US once VAT is removed. However, Zidoo told me they did not know the release date yet, and I did not confirm pricing either.

Zidoo Poster Wall 2.0

What the company has announced however is their Poster Wall 2.0 app that will be part of future firmware for Zidoo Realtek devices. Some of key features include

  • Background stage /dynamic refresh of poster and movie data
  • Sidebar to filter movies by type (Blu-ray, 4K, 3D, Children), and watch status
  • Details information about each movie with summary, video format, actors, etc…
  • Rating system for parental control (e.g. PG-13)
  • Multi-storage devices support including thumbdrives, SATA drives, external USB drives
  • Customization of posters and background images via editing function
  • Four different views of posters.
  • Search function by year, genre, video type, name…
  • Automatic album matching to classify films from the same series (e.g. Star Trek movies / series all stored in the same folder)

You can watch a demo of Zidoo Poster Wall below.

The features should be included in the next firmware update for X9S and X10 (X8 won’t be supported).

$25 Orange Pi Lite2 Board Comes with Allwinner H6 Processor, 802.11ac WiFi + BLE Module, USB 3.0, and More

January 10th, 2018 15 comments

After Shenzhen Xunlong launched of the first low cost Allwinner H6 development board with Orange Pi One Plus at the very end of last month, we know more Allwinner H6 were coming, and the company has now launched Orange Pi Lite2 development board with 1GB LPDDR3, 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth module, and a USB 3.0 port.

The board however does not come with an Ethernet port, so people wanting to get H6 with Gigabit Etheret and USB 3.0 will need to wait a little longer. Orange Pi Lite2 is sold for $25 plus shipping on Aliexpress.

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Orange Pi Lite2 board specifications:

  • SoC – Allwinner H6 V200 quad core Cortex A53 processor with Arm Mali-T720MP2 GPU
  • System Memory – 1 GB LPDDR3
  • Storage – micro SD card slot up to 32GB
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0a up to 4K @ 60 Hz with HDCP 2.2 (TBC)
  • Audio – HDMI audio output, built-in microphone
  • Camera – Parallel CSI connector with support 5MP camera up to 1080p30
  • Video Decoding – 10-bit H.265 up to 4K @ 60 fps, VP9 and H.264 up to 4K @ 30 fps
  • Connectivity – 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 via Ampak 6255 module
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x USB 2.0 host port, 1x micro USB OTG port (also used for power)
  • Expansion – 26-pin header
  • Debugging – 3-pin serial console header
  • Misc – Power & status LEDs, power button, IR receiver
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A via power barrel jack, or micro USB port; AXP805 PMIC
  • Dimensions – 69 x 48 mm
  • Weight – 50 grams

The company provides Android, Ubuntu, and Debian for the board, but as mentioned for Orange Pi One Plus, Allwinner H6 is pretty new, so if you plan to use Linux, expect some initial pain… The images will eventually be one Orange Pi resources pages, and I can see the company release Android 7.1 firmware & SDK, tools, and a “user’s manual” for Allwinner H6. I’d expect Allwinner H6 to be supported by Armbian in a few months.