Huawei's HiKey 960 is Raspberry Pi like board computer for Android

Huawei has introduced a new Rasperry Pi-like single-board PC called HiKey 960, an ARM-based development board aimed at AOSP (Android Open Source Project) developers. It looks like the $35 Raspberry Pi 3, and has almost same dimensions (85mm x 55mm), but costs seven times more, given the hardware, the board packs.

The HiKey 960 board computer is based on Huawei Kirin 960 octa-core ARM big.LITTLE proccessor with 4 x ARM Cortex-A73 and 4 x Cortex-A53 cores with Mali G671 MP8 GPU. This is the same chip used in Huawei flagship smartphones, Mate 9 and P10/P10 Plus, bringing HiKey 960 in par with most modern smartphones, when it comes to performance. The board has 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.

It comes with microSD card slot, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, a USB Type-C port, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, and an HDMI port that supports resolution up to 1920 x 1080 pixels, though the GPU is capable of handling 4K out put.  It also includes a 60-pin connector and 40-pin connector for connecting additional hardware like camera.
The board PC's default OS is the official open-source version of Android. 

HiKey 960 board specifications
  • SoC: Kirin 960 octa-core CPU with 4x Cortex-A73 cores to 2.4 GHz, 4x Cortex-A53 cores to 1.8 GHz and Mali-G71 MP8 GPU
  • Software: AOSP with 4.4 AOSP common kernel
  • Storage: 32GB UFS 2.1 flash storage and microSD card slot
  • Video Output / Display Interface: HDMI 1.2a up to 1080p plus 4-lane MIPI DSI
  • Connectivity: Dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 with on board antennas
  • USB: 2 x USB 3.0 type A host ports, 1 x USB 2.0 type C OTG port
  • Camera: 1x 4-lane MIPI CSI, 1x 2-lane MIPI CSI
  • Expansion: PCIe Gen2 on M.2 Key connector; 40-pin low speed expansion connector +1.8V, +5V, DC power, GND, 2x UART, 2x I2C, SPI, I2S, 12x GPIO; 60-pin high speed expansion connector 4L MIPI DSI, 2L+4L MIPI CSI, 2x I2C, SPI (48M), USB 2.0
  • Misc: LEDs for WiFi & Bluetooth, 4x user LEDs, power button
  • Power Supply: 8V-18V/2A via 4.75/1.7mm power barrel (EIAJ-3 Compliant),12V/2A power supply recommended
  • Dimensions: 85mm x 55mm
The HiKey 960 is priced at $239 and will be available through local distribution in the US, EU and Japan in early May.  

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Kaiser Bey
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Huawei's HiKey 960 is Raspberry Pi like board computer for Android Huawei's HiKey 960 is Raspberry Pi like board computer for Android Reviewed by Kaiser on 4/28/2017 05:24:00 PM
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