New RPi on Sale: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Rolls Out! Available at $35Mandip
So, the New Raspberry Pi model arrived. On 14 March 2018, the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched the upgraded version of its most advanced Raspberry Pi 3 Model B with much higher features and specifications. What the Pi 3 Model B+ has? Let’s find it out.
After a long weight of almost 2 years, the new Pi 3 upgrade introduced to the world. It surely has much to deliver on your new electronics and robotics projects.
Specifications of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
Apart from all the specifications of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 2, the Pi 3 Model B+ has the below-upgraded specs:
- A 1.4GHz 64-bit Quad-Core Broadcom BCM2837B0 Processor
- Onboard dual-band WiFi support at 2.4GHz and 5GHz channels
- The USB 2.0 support to the Gigabit Ethernet allows having a speed up to 315Mbps which is 3X more than all the previous Pi models
- Support to the Bluetooth 4.2 latest standard with Bluetooth Low Energy
- Improved thermal management to prevent Raspberry Pi overheating
- Improved USB mass storage booting
- Uses a 2.5A power supply
The main advantage of the dual-band wireless support is that the users can now launch commercial products based on the Raspberry Pi at cheaper rates.
The upgrade to the Bluetooth connectivity from the previous Bluetooth 4.1 in the Model B ensures more personalized IoT hubs and easier communications with other smart devices.
If you prefer to use the wired internet network through the Ethernet, then you will be happy to know that the Model B+ has PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) which was missing in its predecessors. Also, the Raspberry Pi Foundation aims to launch a dedicated PoE HAT for this version.
Price of Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
The latest Raspberry Pi the Model B+ is available for the affordable price of only $35, and you can get it from the here.
Will the older models discontinue?
Of course not. You can buy any of the previous Raspberry Pi models like Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, Raspberry Pi 2, Raspberry Pi One Model B+ at their respective prices of $35, $35, and $25.