The Raspberry Pi foundation has launched the Pi3 exactly four years after the first iteration was released to much acclaim. The much-requested features of wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity have finally been added to the Pi. The company claims that the jump to 64-bit architecture coupled with a 33 per cent clock speed raise in the newest processor makes the Pi3 up to 50 per cent faster than the Pi2.
SoC Broadcom BCM2837
CPU: 1.2 GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU: Broadcom VideoCore IV @ 250 MHz
Memory: 1GB RAM
USB Ports: 4 (via the on-board 5-port USB hub)
Video:HDMI (rev 1.3 & 1.4), composite video (PAL and NTSC) via 3.5 mm TRRS jack shared with audio out
Audio: Analog via 3.5mm phone jack; digital via HDMI
Storage: MicroSDHC slot
Connectivity: 802.11n wireless, LAN, Bluetooth 4.1
Size: 85.60 mm × 56.5 mm (excluding connectors)
The Pi3 will be sold for $35 at official partner channels element14 and RS Components along with various other re-sellers. Expect it to hit India very soon.
[Via Raspberry blog]