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Banana Pi BPI-Leaf-S3: ESP32-S3-based device arrives for US$7.50

The BPI-Leaf-S3 supports Wi-Fi connectivity, among other features. (Image source: Banana Pi)
The BPI-Leaf-S3 supports Wi-Fi connectivity, among other features. (Image source: Banana Pi)
Banana Pi has introduced the BPI-Leaf-S3, a 65.25 x 26 mm device powered by the Espressif Systems ESP32-S3. Available for US$7.50, the Banana Pi BPI-Leaf-S3 also has 8 MB of flash storage, 2 MB of SPRAM, Wi-Fi 4 connectivity and dual 22-pin headers, among other features.

Banana Pi has announced the BPI-Leaf-S3, a compact device powered by the Espressif Systems ESP32-S3. For reference, the chip utilises the Xtensa 32 bit LX7, which runs at up to 240 MHz, plus 512 KB of RAM. Additionally, Banana Pi has included 2 MB of SPRAM and 8 MB of flash storage; the only memory configuration in which the BPI-Leaf-S3 is available.

As CNX Software notes, the Espressif Systems ESP32-S3 provides Wi-Fi connectivity, with up to Wi-Fi 4 connectivity available (802.11 b/g/n). Moreover, the BPI-Leaf-S3 supports Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy (LE) and has a PCB antenna. Separately, Banana Pi has equipped the BPI-Leaf-S3 with a USB Type-C OTG port, plus dual 22-pin headers that support 36x GPIO connections and USB serial, among other options.

Furthermore, Banana Pi has integrated a Nexopixel RGB LED, a feature that could be used to denote whether the system is operational. Currently, the 65.25 x 26 mm board is orderable for US$7.50 on AliExpress. Please note that the device's USB Type-C port supplies 5 V of power, although there is also a 2-pin connector for connecting a 3.7 V LiPo battery, should you prefer to use the BPI-Leaf-S3 away from a plug socket.

(Image source: Banana Pi)
(Image source: Banana Pi)
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Alex Alderson, 2022-07-11 (Update: 2022-07-11)