From PC Mag: Single-board computers have grown in popularity over the last several years thanks to the Raspberry Pi. Asus introduced a competitor called the Tinker Board back in 2017, and now we're getting a second-generation board with two model options.
As NotebookCheck reports (via French publication Clubic), the Tinker Board 2 and Tinker Board 2S are exactly the same except for one feature: the 2S includes 16GB of eMMC storage and a Micro SD card slot, where as the Tinker Board 2 only includes the Micro SD card slot.
Both boards use the Rockchip RK3399 64-bit system-on-chip, consisting of a dual-core ARM Cortex-A72 running at 2GHz and quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 running at 1.5GHz. The GPU is an ARM Mali-T860 MP4 running at 800MHz, and 2GB/4GB dual-channel LPDDR4 RAM options will be available.
The expected performance gain over the original Tinker Board is 1.5x and Asus is supporting Debian 9 Linux and Android 10, although Android support isn't expected until Q1 2021. We don't know pricing or an official release date yet, but the first Tinker Board cost $60 and it seems likely Asus will try to hit a similar price point again, especially considering the 8GB Raspberry Pi 4 costs $75.
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