HiKey 960, a tough new competitor for your Raspberry Pi

HiKey 960

If at this point you have finally decided that the time has come to get a Raspberry Pi, surely looking at the market you will have realized that there are many other options, very similar and with practically the same capabilities and even greater power and strength. gross. To this list today we have to add the new one HiKey 960, a board made by Lemaker that has a lot of potential, especially when the Raspberry Pi stays'small'.

Among the peculiarities of this new controller, note for example that it has been equipped with nothing less than a processor Kirin HiSilicon 960, the same that assembles a device as well known as the Huawei Mate 9. To the enormous power of this processor we must add nothing less than 3 GB of RAM, 802.11 ac WiFi connectivity and even two USB 3.0 ports and a USB-C to connect all kinds of peripherals.

HiKey 960, an ideal board for Android application development thanks to its 64-bit ARM processor.

Before continuing, since the HiKey 960 offers us a lot, tell you that we are not facing a board oriented to the same sector as the Raspberry Pi, but that the manufacturers of this product think more about a much more professional market, specifically in the sector that is dedicated to the development of Android applications since it not only has something fundamental for the development and testing of new applications such as a 64-bit ARM processor, but alsosupports AOSP with Linux 4.4 kernel.

If you are interested in the storage offered by this product, tell you that we are talking about 32GB with UFS 2.1 technology expandable with a microSD card. As you can see in the images, we also have two expansion ports, one with 40 pins and another with 60 pins, as well as an interesting connector for M.2 storage units. If you are interested in this powerful plate, tell you that it will be available in the market at a price that is around the 220 euros.

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