Orange PI Zero VS Orange Pi Zero2 (Old vs New)
Orange Pi Zero VS Orange Orange Pi ZERO2
Orange Pi ZERO
Orange Pi ZERO2
Allwinner H2+ (32bit)
Allwinner H616 (64bit)
TF card slot 2MB SPI Flash
TF card slot 2MB SPI Flash
2.4GHz + 2.5GHz (Dual)
After the Orange Pi Zero launch, a newer improved SBC launched by Shenzhen Xunlong software under the brand name Orange Pi Zero2 — a new successor to the Zero with slightly larger dimensions and more powerful. The board is also outfitted with additional specs over its predecessors, keeping the board relatively small with 63×53 mm dimensions.
Under the hood, the Orange Pi Zero2 is based on an Allwinner H616 SoC with a 64-Bit quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 CPU, Mali G31 MP2, 512Mb/1GB of LPDD3 RAM, and up to 32Gb of storage via micro SD card. The board packs a Micro-HDMI 2.0 port (video output), a USB 20 port, and a USB Type C port. Connectivity features a dual-band WiFi support: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Wi-Fi 4/5), WiFi IPX antenna socket , Bluetooth 5.0, and 1GBps Ethernet. The board has a 26-pin header, 3-pin UART header, 13-pin header, as well as power/status LEDs.
Pi Zero2 Hardware Specification
|CPU||Allwinner H616 64-bit high-performance Quad-core Cortex-A53 processor|
|GPU||Mali G31 MP2 Supports OpenGL ES 1.0/2.0/3.2、OpenCL 2.0|
|Video decoding||H.265 [email protected] decoder up to [email protected] or [email protected] VP9 Profile 2 decoder up to [email protected] • AVS2 JiZhun 10bit decoder up to [email protected] • H.264 BP/MP/[email protected] decoder up to [email protected]|
|Video encoding||H.264 BP/MP/HP encoder up to [email protected] or [email protected] JPEG snapshot performance of [email protected]|
|Memory (SDRAM)||512MB/1GB DDR3 (Shared with GPU）|
|Onboard Storage||TF card slot |
2MB SPI Flash
|Onboard Network||Support 1000M/100M/10M Ethernet|
|Onboard WIFI+BT||AW859A Chip: Support IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac • Support BT5.0|
|Video Outputs||Micro HDMI 2.0a up to [email protected]|
TV CVBS output, Support PAL/NTSC（Via 13pin interface board）
|Audio output||Micro HDMI • 3.5mm audio port (Via 13pin interface board)|
|Power Source||Type-C interface 5V2A input|
|USB 2.0 Ports||3*USB 2.0 HOST（Two of them are via 13pin interface board）|
|Low-level peripherals||26pin header with I2C, SPI, UART and multiple GPIO ports.|
13pin header with 2*USB Host, IR pin, Tv-out、AUDIO (no MIC) and 3 GPIO ports
|Debug serial port||UART-TX、UART-RX and GND|
|LED||Power led & Status led|
|IR receiver||Support IR remote control (via 13pin interface board)|
Allwinner H6 Vs H616 Comparison
The new Allwinner H616 SoC provides enhanced capabilities in few areas such as [email protected] video decoding, with a reduced power consumption of %20 than the last generation.
Allwinner also implemented their new self-developed SmartColor3.3TM picture enhancement engine that supports Dolby, and DTS audio processing which makes this hardware very ideal for home multimedia applications, especial for the set-top boxes market.
Pi Zero2 pinout diagram
Due to the size of the Orange Pi Zero2, we believe it will be most suitable as a mini PC device solution. Combining with 1GB of RAM and 5GHz Wifi band its most likely that you will be able to use it to run KODI under Android 10.0 operating system. If you have ideas and insights about how this SBC can be used, you are welcome to leave your comments.
The Orange Pi Zero2 features a 26-pin “Raspberry Pi 1” header, possibly making it compatible with HATs and other Pi boards. On the software end, the Orange Pi is reported to be able to take advantage of Android 10.0, Ubuntu, Debian, and most likely also Armbian.
Where can you buy It?
Orange Pi Zero2 price is $15.99 for the basic model with 512 MB RAM. For more details, you are welcome to check Xunlong’s Official AliExpress store.