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MangoPi Allwinner H616 based SBC available for ~$27US

Aug 29, 2022 — by Giorgio Mendoza 2,217 views

MangoSBC announced yesterday the launch of the MQ-Quad MCore-H616 Single Board Computer (SBC). This SBC mirrors the Raspberry Pi form factor and it features the Allwinner H616 SoC (quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor) along with up to 1GB of RAM, one HDMI port, Wi-Fi4/BL4.2 support, etc.

The Allwinner H616 is a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor with a maximum frequency of 1.5GHz. The System on Chip (SoC) also integrates the ARM Mali-T720 GPU which is compatible with OpenGL ES1.0/2.0/3.2, Vulkan 1.1 and OpenCL 2.0  


H616 SoC (left) and H616 block diagram (right)
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The MQ-Quad comes with up to 1GB of DDR3L RAM and it also offers a Micro SD Card slot located on top of the board.  

For wireless connectivity, the device is enabled with the RTL8723DS module to support Bluetooth 4.2 as well as 802.11BGN Wi-Fi 4. The display interface consists of a mini HDMI 2.0a port with 4K@60Hz resolution. 

MQ-Quad SBC front and back
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As seen in the image below, the MQ-Quad features two USB Type C ports (1x USB OTG, 1x HOST) and one 18-pin MISC FFC connector located near the RTL8723DS module. The device also mirrors the Raspberry Pi W form factor (65 x 30mm) including the 40-pin GPIOs header. 

MQ-Quad case
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According to the company, they will provide support for Tina-H616, Ubuntu-H616, Android-TV images in addition to relevant package libraries. See the MangoPi’s developer page for more info. 

Further information

The MangoPi MQ Quad is currently available on AliExpress for around ~$26.74. The product is also available with a heatsink/case combo for ~$29.64. The company also mentioned on Twitter that they have the MangoPi MQ Quad listed on Taobao as well.

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3 responses to “MangoPi Allwinner H616 based SBC available for ~$27US”

  1. Chip says:

    Already out of stock, and now sold elsewhere at over $40. The manufacturer should seriously consider limiting the number of boards per user, or $27 will remain a dream for a long time.

  2. Giorgio Mendoza says:

    Yeah, by the time I published the article there were only 27 left…
    (Update) It looks like they are back in stock.

  3. Tellerious says:

    Hey, I was wondering about the 18 pin misc ffc connector and what its capabilities are in terms of running a display from a ribbon cable. I recently bought my mq-quad and I haven’t really found much information in regards to displays it would be able to run that aren’t just hats.

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