The Raspberry Pi Foundation has marked the fifth anniversary of its original maker board by announcing a new variant of the inexpensive Raspberry Pi Zero, which now features wireless connectivity using Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0 for just $10.
Other than the wireless connectivity options, there aren't any other changes. However, the inclusion of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for just $5 more than the original, is its biggest enhancement, as these would enable users to connect to more devices than simply hooking up accessories to the micro-USB port.
The complete list of specifications of the Raspberry Pi Zero W is as follows:
- 1GHz, single-core CPU
- 512MB RAM
- Mini-HDMI port
- Micro-USB On-The-Go port
- Micro-USB power
- HAT-compatible 40-pin header
- Composite video and reset headers
- CSI camera connector
- 802.11n wireless LAN
- Bluetooth 4.0
Along with the Zero W, the Raspberry Foundation has also announced a range of official cases that are available on offer with the device. The new board can be purchased from existing Raspberry Pi Zero distributors depending on stocks.
Source: Raspberry Pi