Rock Pi 4 Plus: Radxa's Raspberry Pi alternative receives an SoC upgrade
Radxa has released a follow-up to the Rock Pi 4, the single-board computer (SBC) that it announced last year. The company has called its latest model the Rock Pi 4 Plus, emphasising that it offers more than the Rock Pi 4 does. Specifically, it has phased out the Rockchip RK3399 for the Rockchip OP1, a more powerful SoC that is also referred to as the RK3399 OP1.
The Rock Pi 4 Plus will be available in Model A and Model B variants, as outlined below. Both variants will have Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, HDMI 2.0a and a 40-pin GPIO, among other connections. The Model B gets built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi though, unlike the Model A.
According to Linux Gizmos, Radxa plans to sell the Rock Pi 4 Plus in four configurations. However, Amazon is already selling the Rock Pi 4 Plus (affiliate link), albeit at inflated prices. Amazon orders will not begin shipping until July 31, either. Radxa's proposed configurations and prices are as follows:
|Rock Pi 4 Plus Model A||2 GB LPDDR4||16 GB eMMC||US$49|
|Rock Pi 4 Plus Model A||4 GB LPDDR4||32 GB eMMC||US$65|
|Rock Pi 4 Plus Model B||2 GB LPDDR4||16 GB eMMC||US$59|
|Rock Pi 4 Plus Model B||4 GB LPDDR4||32 GB eMMC||US$75|