ASUS’ Tinker Board 2 and 2S Revealed, To Be “Ready” in 2021
ASUS will have new Tinker Board devices called the Tinker Board 2 and Tinker Board 2S, which it estimates to be ready by Q1, 2021.
The devices’ existence was first reported by Clubic (via Tom’s Hardware), with Tom’s Hardware noting at the time that there was no official announcement to be found despite Clubic citing a press release. However, at the time of writing, the devices’ validity seems certain due to the Tinker Board website having pages for them.
The Tinker Board 2 and Tinker Board 2S both support Android 10 and are Microsoft Azure-certified. They are powered by an Arm 6-core system on a chip featuring the Rockchip RK339. The cores consist of two 2Ghz Cortex-A72s and four 1.5GHz Cortex-A53s. The devices also have Arm's big.LITTLE heterogeneous processing architecture, which according to ASUS allows them to perform almost two times better than their predecessor. Their GPU is the Mali-T860.
For connectivity, they have three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports and one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, as well as Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0 support. They also support dual displays up to a 4K UHD resolution, with HDMI, DisplayPort over USB-C, and DSI display interfaces built in. Other features include an RTC battery header, rear-side SD card slot, and a fan connector.
According to the specs sheet obtained by Clubic, the main difference between the Tinker Board 2 and Tinker Board 2S is the absence of an Onboard 16GB EMMC in the former.
Check out the specs sheet below: