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Tiny Rock Pi S and NanoPi Neo2 Black boards debut

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Radxa has opened $9.90 pre-orders for its tiny “Rock Pi S” SBC, which runs Linux on a quad -A35 RK3308. Meanwhile, FriendlyElec will soon ship a “NanoPi Neo2 Black” spin of the 40 x 40mm, Allwinner H5-based NanoPi Neo2 that adds eMMC, but reduces GPIO.

Over the last year, the focus of the community-backed Linux hacker board scene has shifted from tiny, power-sipping SBCs for IoT to more muscular, often AI-enabled boards selling for $50 to $100 built around processors such as the RK3399 and RK3399 Pro and Amlogic S922x and Amlogic A311D. But tiny boards are back with the pre-release launch of Radxa’s previously teased, 43.2 x 43.2mm Rock Pi S and the eminent release of a new 40 x 40mm NanoPi Neo2 LTS variant called the NanoPi Neo2 Black (see farther below).

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