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Raspberry Pi 5: Release Date, Specs, Price & Rumors

raspberry pi release date, price, specs

Raspberry Pi 5, the beast for which everyone is waiting for! If you are a die-hard fan of Raspberry Pi computers or if you are a hobbyist then this will be one of the most anticipated things in your mind. This is because of its affordability and flexibility for all general-purpose projects. Despite having several upgrades, models, and modifications released since its inception in 2012, the Pi board remains the favorite for most DIYers, digital makers, hobbyists, professionals, and those who teach computing and digital making.

Raspberry Pi 4 has already made a huge buzz among the project enthusiasts as it received a full upgrade by providing a faster CPU, faster Bluetooth, better RAM options, and what not? Now, the next big question is could it be even better?

Well. Raspberry Pi 5 is not released yet. But we people are curious about the probable specs and launch date of the upcoming Raspberry Pi board. So, for the time being, you can read some anticipations and speculations regarding the next raspberry pi 5 release date, price, specs, etc.

Here it goes.

Raspberry Pi 5 Release Date

We, fans can only speculate and (of course) wish to know details about the Raspberry Pi 5 availability. In fact, there is no official news about the successor of the raspberry pi 4B which is the Raspberry Pi 5. Nothing in this technology era is constant especially in the case of electronic items. Any version of such things will get regular upgrades and modifications like the sprouting of mushrooms after a rain. That being said, we cannot guess the next Raspberry Pi 5 launch date.

When we look into the history, It took 3 years to release the second generation of the single-board computer and only 1 more year for the 3rd generation. Again after long 3 years, in 2019 Raspberry Pi foundation launched the Raspberry Pi 4 as the successor of the 3rd gen with lots of improvement. There is no regularity in releasing new boards, and also there is no rush for a new model as users are still enjoying the Pi 4B. We can expect that the RPi 5 will release in early 2023. But most probably it will be a surprise launch.

But, is the next Raspberry Pi release 2022 is gonna happen? What are your views?

When is a new Raspberry Pi coming out?

When will Raspberry Pi 5 be released? Well, in fact, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has not yet given a single clue regarding the RPi 5 launch date. But most probably they will reveal the Pi 5 out of the blue as they did in the case of Pi 4.

Anyways, we are also eagerly waiting fingers crossed. We have to wait. However, Raspberry Expert will inform you of everything related to the next Pi through our articles. To get the info at the earliest, subscribe to our push notifications and we’ll keep updating you.

Update: In an interview with a popular news website, they asked the RPi co-founder – Eben Upton whether they are working on a Raspberry Pi. And his answer was “We’re thinking about it. We’re not quite sure what it’ll look like yet”.

This is giving a hint that there are no drastic developments made for the next Pi. But they are in the early stages of development.

Raspberry Pi 5 Specifications (Expected)

  • Quad-core Cortex-A76 (ARM v8.2) 64-bit SoC @ 2GHz
  • 4GB, 8GB or 16GB LPDDR5 SDRAM
  • 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.2
  • 2 × traditional HDMI ports
  • Micro-SD card slot for loading OS and data
  • 5V DC via USB-C connector
  • 5V DC via GPIO header

Raspberry Pi 5 Rumors 2022

When it comes to the raspberry pi next model, the Raspberry Pi foundation is keeping things under wrap. As the previous version was very much accepted by the users worldwide and also have a huge demand, most of us think that version 5 is under development and will be out soon. We think that the next version will be a great upgrade of the 4B board that will address the drawbacks like overheating and USB C port issues.

Performance

In terms of computing performance, the next generation raspberry pi 5 will showcase a much more improved speed with a high-end Broadcom CPU. Also, the RAM options will go up to 16 GB.

Storage

Though there are some speculations regarding the change of memory from SD card to built-in memory. Several people opined that the traditional microSD card will be replaced with in-built storage like eMMC memory for better read/write speeds. But we think that this is not gonna happen because this will in turn increase the price of the board. But providing support for a higher storage card will definitely help and will be a nice upgrade for the board.

Connectivity

When connectivity is taken into account, we can expect the latest Bluetooth 5.2 for much-improved data transfer. In the case of Wi-Fi connectivity, they may continue with the integration of Gigabit Ethernet and dual-band.

Ports

This is the area where most of the users are expecting a great leap. Since the recent Raspberry Pi 4B is having some serious design issues with the USB C power supply (power adapters), the developers will surely address this efficiently. A great sign for this is that the design was revised and corrected in revised boards of the current Pi 4 model. Also, the USB 3.0 will be continued for facilitating better compatibility with older devices that still use the traditional usb ports (backward compatibility).

Display

There are great speculations regarding the port for the display. Since most users like the normal HDMI port for connecting the display, the same may be brought back to the board. Also, 4K video playback with 60Hz refresh may be continued with 2 monitors connected.

Raspberry Pi 5 Price

The cost of raspberry pi 5 will be slightly higher than the previous model as it will be out with improved hardware and functionalities. So the price will increase and change accordingly. But that will still be affordable when considering the specifications. The Pi 4B (4GB) comes with a price tag of $80. So we can expect the raspberry pi 5 price to be around $90.

Raspberry Pi 5 Roadmap

The Raspberry Pi 5 Roadmap is a plan for the next generation of Raspberry Pis. The team has not yet released an official roadmap, but they have given some details about what we can expect.

The Pi Foundation is currently working on three devices, although not all are in production. The Raspberry Pi 4 Model A (4A), a refreshed version of the Raspberry Pi touchscreen, and the Raspberry Pi 5 are these devices.

According to reports, the Pi 5 would feature a more powerful SoC than the Pi 4 Model B, enhanced USB I/O, higher than 8 GB of RAM, and improved Ethernet/Wi-Fi connectivity.

Conclusion

Though there are numerous speculations and rumors regarding the release date, price, and specifications of Raspberry Pi 5, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is still in silent mode. Developers remain quiet about the details of the new iteration of the board. So can’t say whether it will come very soon or not. But when they release the new Raspberry Pi version into the market it will be equipped with much more improved hardware and performance as well.

Now, what do you think of the probable changes introduced in the Raspberry Pi 5 2022? What’s your guess on when is the next raspberry pi coming out? Do comment below your views and thoughts.

About the Author: Vishnu Mohan

Vishnu Mohan is an ardent hobbyist of Raspberry Pi projects, who hails from God's Own Country. He is kind of a minimalist person who believes in keeping things simple & elegant in life. Apart from the techy things, he is passionate about music and cricket. In his free time, he likes to read books and spend quality time with his family and friends.

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