There’s a new Raspberry Pi on the block. Following in the footsteps of the tiny Raspberry Pi Zero, The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W utilizes the same Broadcom BCM2710A1 SoC, quad-core 64-bit (Arm Cortex-A53 @ 1GHz) as the launch version of the Raspberry Pi 3, with 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM.
The Soc is slightly clocked down to 1GHz, but it is a substantial upgrade over the Raspberry Pi Zero, while still retaining the same footprint. Take a quick look at the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W in the video below.
Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W technical specifications
As is the case for the Raspberry Pi Zero, the Zero 2 W offers both wireless and Bluetooth connectivity; 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2, BLE. As far as physical connectivity goes, there is a USB 2.0 interface with OTG, a microSD card slot, CSI camera connector, mini-HDMI port, and a HAT-compatible 40 pin I/O header footprint.
Being the same footprint as the Zero means the Zero 2 W is compatible with most existing Zero accessories. Other features include composite video and reset pin solder points, H.264, MP4 decode (1080p30) and H.264 encode (1080p30), and OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0 graphics.
The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is available in the US, UK, EU, Canada, and Hong Kong. Be sure to pick one up, available now for just $15.