SinoVoip has listed specs for an upcoming Banana Pi BPI-M5 SBC with the same quad-core Cortex-A55 Amlogic S905X3 SoC. It is repeating many of the features from Hardkernel’s $50 Odroid-C4. This new SBC is the next-gen for the company’s most recent Banana Pi BPI-M4, based on a quad A53 Realtek RTD1395.
The 12nm fabricated Amlogic S905X3 is equipped with 4x, up to 2GHz Cortex-A55 cores, and a Mali-G31 GPU. As mentioned earlier, this board is similar to the Odroid-C4, is an open-spec, Raspberry Pi style board. It comes with 40-pin GPIO, 4GB LPDDR4, and support for Android and Linux. Other common features include 4x USB 3.0 host ports, a MicroSD slot, a GbE port, an HDMI 2.0 port with 4K@60Hz support.
Other misc I/O ports are listed as audio jack, IR, serial debug, and a USB Type-C port for 5V power. With the dimension of 92 x 60 mm we can conclude that this SBC is a bit larger than the Odroid-C4 or even Raspberry Pi. It is unfortunate to see that BPI-M5 lacks the support for the M.2 slot. PoE, and built-in WiFi/Bluetooth whereas the previous generation, BPI-M4 include them.
Hardware Spec For The Banana Pi BPI-M5 :
- Processor: Amlogic S905X3 (4x Cortex-A55 @ up to 2GHz)
- GPU: Mali-G31 GPU @ up to 650MHz
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
- Storage : 16GB eMMC with optional up to 64GB, MicroSD Slot
- Networking: 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet
- Media I/O: HDMI 2.0 port for up to 4K@60Hz with HDR, CEC, EDID, 3.5mm audio jack
- Other I/O: 4x USB 3.0 host ports, USB Type-C port for power, Serial debug header, 40-pin GPIO header (UART, I2C, SPI or PWM, 5V, 3.3V, GND, 28x GPIO)
- Power: 5V DC via Type-C; power, reset, and boot switches
- Dimensions & Weight : 92x60mm, 48g
- OS Support: Android, Linux