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Orange Pi Zero2 – Allwinner H616 SBC with Dual-Band Wi-Fi

Pi Zero2 Pi H616 Single Board Computer
Written by androidpimp

Orange PI Zero VS Orange Pi Zero2 (Old vs New)

Orange Pi Zero VS Orange Orange Pi ZERO2

Model

Orange Pi ZERO

Orange Pi ZERO2

-

Orange Pi Zero
Orange Pi Zero2

Hardware features

SOC

Allwinner H2+ (32bit)

Allwinner H616 (64bit)

CPU architecture

Cortex-A7

Cortex-A53

CPU Frequency

1.2GHz

1.5GHz

Onboard Storage

TF card slot 2MB SPI Flash

TF card slot 2MB SPI Flash

Core number

4

4

Memory bus

DDR3

DDR3

Memory

256MB/512MB

512MB/1GB

WiFi

2.4GHz

2.4GHz + 2.5GHz (Dual)

BT

-

BT5.0

Network

10M/100M Ethernet

10M/100M/1000M Ethernet

USB OUT

-

Micro-HDMI

PCB size

46x48mm

53x60mm

Power Interface

Micro-USB

Type-C

PMU

-

Yes

OS

Android 4.4/Ubuntu/debian

Android 10/Ubuntu/debian


Hardware

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.

Pi Zero2 Top
Pi Zero2 Buttom

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 Full

Pi Zero2 Hardware Specification

CPUAllwinner H616 64-bit high-performance Quad-core Cortex-A53 processor
GPUMali G31 MP2 Supports OpenGL ES 1.0/2.0/3.2、OpenCL 2.0
Video decodingH.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 encodingH.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 StorageTF card slot
2MB SPI Flash
Onboard NetworkSupport 1000M/100M/10M Ethernet
Onboard WIFI+BTAW859A Chip: Support IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac • Support BT5.0
Video OutputsMicro HDMI 2.0a up to [email protected]
TV CVBS output, Support PAL/NTSC(Via 13pin interface board)
Audio outputMicro HDMI • 3.5mm audio port (Via 13pin interface board)
Power SourceType-C interface 5V2A input
USB 2.0 Ports3*USB 2.0 HOST(Two of them are via 13pin interface board)
Low-level peripherals26pin 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 portUART-TX、UART-RX and GND
LEDPower led & Status led
IR receiverSupport IR remote control (via 13pin interface board)
Supported OSAndroid10、Ubuntu、Debian
Dimension53mm×60mm
Weight30g

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.

Allwinner H6 Vs H616 Soc
Orange Pi Zero2 - Allwinner H616 SBC with Dual-Band Wi-Fi 1

Pi Zero2 pinout diagram

Pi Zero2 Pinout
Orange Pi Zero2 - Allwinner H616 SBC with Dual-Band Wi-Fi 2

Practical Applications

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.


Software Support

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.  

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