Samsung Unveils Exynos Competitor to Raspberry Pi

EuroFight - December 7, 2012 03:07PM in Small Form Factor

Samsung have unveiled two new Exynos boards designed to compete with the Raspberry Pi, the ODROID-U2 and X2. The boards both feature Quad-Core Exynos 4412 SoCs, and are offered in a variety of form factors. The U2 board is smaller than the Raspberry Pi and both the U2 and the X2 feature a massive 2GB of RAM, an Ethernet port, as well as two USB 2.0 ports and support for MicroSD storage. Android 4.x and Ubuntu will be supported from release, and the boards have the potential to be ported to many other Operating Systems. Prices for the U2 will start from a humble $69.

The X2 is the U2's larger brother, featuring a standard SD card slot, as well as four extra USB 2.0 ports. There are also extra outputs available for adding support for LCD displays, MIPI camera modules, and many other devices. With high specs and great versatility, these new Exynos units look to be a very strong competitor against the Raspberry Pi and other small form-factor boards, such as the Intel Next Unit of Computing.