Orange Pi 4G-IOT : the Most Wireless Orange Pi SBC

By on March 28, 2018
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Shenzhen Xunlong has just launched the new Orange Pi 4G-IOT for $45 on Aliexpress.

The open-spec SBC includes an unnamed, 4G LTE radio module with mini-SIM card slot, as well as a combo module that includes WiFi, Bluetooth, FM, and GPS. There is also support for a fingerprint sensor.

The SBC runs Android 6.0 on a quad -A53 MediaTek MT6737 SoC, which is clocked from 1.1GHz to 1.3GHz.
The Orange Pi 4G-IOT has a Raspberry Pi like footprint and 40-pin expansion header. You get 1GB of DDR3, 8GB of eMMC, and a microSD slot.

An HDMI port is available along with LCD and camera connectors. There’s also a mic and an earphone jack. The Orange Pi 4G-IOT is further equipped with 3x USB OTG host ports, a micro-USB port, and an IR receiver.

Orange Pi 4G-IoT specifications are listed below:

  • SoC – Mediatek MT6737 quad core Cortex A53 processor @ 1.1/1.3 GHz with Arm Mali-T720MP1 GPU
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3
  • Storage – 8GB eMMC flash + micro SD slot
  • Video Output – HDMI, LCD display interface with touch panel support
  • Audio – 3.5mm earphone jack, built-in microphone
  • Cellular Connectivity
    • nano SIM card slot
    • “GSM” antenna + diversity antenna
    • 2G – GSM @ 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • WCDMA – B1/B2/B4/B5/B8
    • TD-CDMA
    • CDMA2000
    • LTE Cat 4
      • FDD-LTE – B1/B2/B3/B4/B7/B107/B20
      • TDD-LTE – B38/40/41B
  • Connectivity – WiFi, Bluetooth, FM, and GPS with antenna
  • Camera – 25-pin ZIF connector for 13MP camera
  • USB – 3x USB host ports, 1x micro USB port (only for flashing firmware)
  • Sensors – Accelerometer, fingerprint (how?)
  • Expansion – 40-pin header with 2x SPI, 3x I2C, 2x UART, 1.8V
  • Misc – IR receiver, power key, power and status LEDs
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A via power barrel jack; battery support through “weld plate”
  • Dimensions – 85 x 55 mm

None information about the open source nature of this board or about the linux support, we are waiting for any news on the Orange PI website.

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