Orange Pi 4 LTS: Raspberry Pi alternative with a Rockchip RK3399 SoC to starts from US$55
Orange Pi has announced another single-board computer (SBC), having also released other boards like the Zero2 in the last few years. According to the manufacturer, the new Orange Pi 4 LTS contains the Rockchip RK3399, an SoC with two ARM Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A53 CPU cores, plus a Mali-T860 MP4 GPU.
Additionally, Orange Pi will offer the SBC with up to 4 GB of RAM and 16 GB of eMMC flash storage. Unlike the Raspberry Pi, the Orange Pi 4 LTS lacks a 40-pin GPIO header. Instead, Orange Pi has opted for a 26-pin header, making the board incompatible with most HATs and other expansion boards. The 91 x 56 mm board is larger than the Raspberry Pi Model B as well, which measures 85 x 56 mm.
As Orange Pi's images show, the board also has several USB ports, a microSD card slot and a 24-pin mini PCIe slot, among other features. The board supports wired and wireless internet connections out of the box, too.
Supposedly, the Orange Pi 4 LTS is compatible with multiple operating systems, including Android and Ubuntu. Orange Pi hopes to begin selling the Orange Pi 4 LTS by the middle of February. The company states that the SBC will be available from US$55 and will top out at US$70.