Huawei and Linaro have come up with a new high-end rival of raspberry pi. The all new Hikey 960.
You all might be familiar with Raspberry Pi; the mini computer that changed the world of hobbyist and hackers.This year, a new variant of Pi Zero – The Raspberry Pi Zero W with WiFi and Bluetooth was launched. Another competitor, the Orange Pi, has come out with its own counter to the Raspberry Pi Zero W. Recently ASUS developed a board that is similar to that of pi and offers some neat upgrades compared to Raspberry Pi 3. The hardware’s are much better than that of Raspberry Pi 3 and offers much better perfomance.
The HiKey 960 Board is designed as alternative to Raspberry Pi, using ARM mobile technology specifically for Android developers.It’s a super-powered single board computer alternative to raspberry pi, that is priced at $ 239. Its a little bit costly for a Single board computer but, its totally worth the price.
The HiKey 960 board is powered by an octa-core Kirin 960 SoC with four Cortex-A73 cores running at 2.4GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.8GHz and a 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
Currently, the board runs on AOSP android with a little bit of customization.