It's offering the HardRock64 in three LPDDR4 RAM configurations, including a 1GB RAM model for $35, a 2GB RAM model for $45, and one with 4GB of RAM for $55. Prices are "tentative", it warns, and so is the scheduled release date of April 2020.
The company is billing the HardRock64 as "a small form-factor SBC with a lot of umph" thanks to the Arm-based RK3399, which packs a dual-core Cortex-A72 and quad-core Cortex-A53 with a Mali T860 MP4 GPU.
For comparison, the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B runs on a Broadcom BCM2711 with a 1.5GHz quad-core Arm Cortex-A72 processor.
The HardRock64 features two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0. There's also Gigabit Ethernet, 40-pin GPIO, an eMMC socket, mSD card slot, a fan and real-time clock headers, a heatsink mount, and more. Pine64 notes that a heatsink is "pretty much mandatory" because the computer "does run hot".
Pine64 has confirmed it will run on ROCKPro64 operating system images with little or no modifications and probably most Pinebook Pro operating system images with a "simple" device tree tweak.
"In other words, if you don't need all of the ROCKPro64's functionality – eg, PCIe or USB-C – then this may just be the board for you," the developers explained.
The module, called the SOEdge, runs on a Rockchip RK1808 dual-core Cortex-A35 processor with a 3.0 TOPS Neural Processing Unit, 2GB of DDR4 PC-2133 RAM, and 16GB eMMC flash. It should be available in April or May.
And the company has restarted work on the CUBE IP camera. However, it has not yet revealed pricing or a release date.