Orange Pi Zero2: The Raspberry Pi Zero alternative is finally orderable
Shenzhen Xunlong Software announced the Orange Pi Zero2 last year, but it has taken until now for the single-board computer (SBC) to come to market. To Shenzhen Xunlong Software's credit, it has upgraded the Zero2 from an Allwinner H6 processor to the newer Allwinner H616. The newer chipset integrates four ARM Cortex-A53 cores and an ARM Mali G31 MP2 GPU.
Additionally, the newer chipset allows the Zero2 to support OpenGL ES 3.2 and OpenCL 2.0. Similarly, the SBC supports Android 10 and multiple Linux distributions, which can be installed on its microSD card slot. The Zero2 is also available with 256 MB, 512 MB or 1 GB of DDR3 RAM.
A single USB 2.0 Type-A port is available for connecting external devices, as is a WiFi module for connecting the Zero2 to a network. There is a Gigabit Ethernet port for a wired connection, too. If you want to connect the Zero2 to a display, then you can do so via its micro HDMI port or its 13-pin header for a video composite (CVBS) connection. There is also a 26-pin header for connecting actuators and sensors.