Raspberry Pi 4 with Quad-core Cortex-A72 SoC, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5 announced starting at $35

Three years after the Pi 3, the company has introduced Raspberry Pi 4. Even though it is in the same size, the new Pi 4 has a faster 64-bit quad-core Broadcom BCM2711 SoC with ARM Cortex-A72 CPU, has built-in dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, Dual monitor support, at resolutions up to 4K, VideoCore VI graphics, supporting OpenGL ES 3.x and 4Kp60 hardware decode of HEVC video.

It also uses USB-C for power connector, compared to USB micro USB, and this supports an extra 500mA of current, ensuring full 1.2A for downstream USB devices, even under heavy CPU load.

Raspberry Pi 4 Specifications

  • 1.2GHz Quad-Core Broadcom BCM2711 ARM Cortex-A72 processor, VideoCore VI GPU
  • WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz) and Bluetooth 5.0
  • OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 graphics, Up to 4K UHD native output over two type-D (micro) HDMI connectors ports (1x 4Kp60 or 2x 4Kp30), H.265 (4kp60 decode), H264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode)
  • 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • Operating System: Operating System Boots from Micro SD card
  • Dimensions: 85.6 x 56.5 x 17mm
  • Power: USB-C (recommended 3Amps)
  • Ethernet: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Video Output: 2x HDMI 2.0 Type-D
  • Audio Output: 3.5mm jack
  • 2x USB 2.0 ‘Hi-Speed’ ports, 2x USB 3.0 ‘Super-Speed’ ports
  • 40 pin extended General Purpose Input-Output (GPIO)
  • 4 pole Stereo output and Composite video port
  • Camera Serial Interface (CSI) port for connecting the Raspberry Pi Camera
  • Display Serial Interface (DSI) port for connecting the Raspberry Pi Touch Screen Display

The Raspberry Pi 4 comes in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB RAM models at $35 (Rs. 2,425 approx.), $45 (Rs. 3,120 approx.), and $55 (Rs. 3,815 approx.), respectively and is already on sale. In India, you can get it for about Rs. 3,200 including GST.

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