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The Khadas VIM3, the Amlogic S922X powered Raspberry Pi competitor, is launching on June 24 for US$69.99

The Khadas VIM3 will initially sell for US$69.99 and US$99.99. (Image source: Khadas)
The Khadas VIM3 will initially sell for US$69.99 and US$99.99. (Image source: Khadas)
The single board computer comes with up to 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32 GB of eMMC 5.1 storage. The Khadas VIM3 will launch on June 24 and runs Android 9.0 Pie, LibreELEC or Ubuntu.

As promised previously, we are back with Khadas VIM3 availability and pricing. The company is initially launching two versions of its single board computer (SBC), which it imaginatively calls Basic and Pro. Both models will launch on June 24 for US$69.99 and US$99.99 respectively. Below is a rundown of some of the major specifications of the two boards:

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Model Basic Pro
SoC Amlogic S922X Amlogic S922X
Processor 4x ARM Cortex-A73, 2x Cortex-A53 4x ARM Cortex-A73, 2x Cortex-A53
GPU ARM Mali-G52 MP4 ARM Mali-G52 MP4
Storage 16 GB eMMC 5.1 32 GB eMMC 5.1
RAM 2 GB LPDDR4/4x 4 GB LPDRR4/4X
SPI flash 16 MB 16 MB

Khadas has also integrated a neural processing unit (NPU), which it claims can process up to 2.5 tera operations per second (TOPS). The company has revealed the back of the board too, which houses the microSD card slot, MIPI CSI camera connector, along with the MIPI DSI and TP connectors for linking the VIM3 with an external monitor. You may have also spotted an M.2 connector for attaching M.2 2280 SSDs. Khadas is planning to supply an adapter that has a flexible cable for connecting drives to the board.

Both models will run Android 9.0 Pie, Ubuntu XFCE 18.04 and LibreELEC (Kodi GBM & Linux 5.1. The company claims that it is still planning to release a third, and more expensive, version of the VIM3; it has not offered any information regarding this SKU though.

Khadas has stated that the launch pricing for the VIM3 Basic and Pro will run until July 22, at which point it will raise prices. It has also remarked that it can only initially produce a limited run of VIM3 boards and has claimed that it will shortly "be announcing a small “competition”, to see who will be eligible", more details of which will be released next week. We will keep you updated with more information about how to register for the competition in due course.

(Image source: Khadas)
(Image source: Khadas)

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Alex Alderson, 2019-06- 5 (Update: 2019-06- 5)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.