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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 the details of an even better version of the Pi. 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. That being said, we cannot expect that the RPi 5 will release in 2021. But most probably it will be a surprise launch.

But, is the next Raspberry Pi release 2021 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 2021

When it comes to the raspberry pi next model, the Raspberry Pi foundation is keeping things under wrap. As the previous version was is 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, the developers will surely address this efficiently. Also, the USB 3.0 will be continued for facilitating better compatibility with older devices that still use the traditional port.

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 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.

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 2021? 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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18 Comments

  1. quad core A72 expected?, that is very far from what I would expect thinking that A76 has been powering devices since 2018. My Rpi4 is already overclocked at 2Ghz, where’s the gain?

    I would realistically expect quad core A76 2Ghz with possibility to overclock it to 2,5-2,6Ghz with a proper case with fan and heatsink.

    The rest of the specs are pretty much ok, but the 2 regular HDMI ports. That would be overkill for the size of the board, so 2 mini HDMI the same way of RPI4 would be fine, but this time both ports working 2160p@60Hz.

    1. Hi Nobitakun,

      That was a typo and is corrected now. We can expect a quad-core processor with A76 implementing the ARM v8.2 A.

      Anyway, let’s wait for the release.

      Thanks for sharing your views.

  2. i was expecting pci slot to integrate my nmve ssd 2280 if included this is the beast computer/laptop which is affordable to million, no need for ram also.. i believe 2 mini hdmi slot should be retained because my one hdmi slot is already out.. thanks to other hdmi.

    1. I love the fact that raspberry uses the new smaller micro hdmi. Connectors and technology are just getting smaller and smaller and smaller nowadays

  3. The issue is not performance, more porting more distros over to ARM. Options are there for everything from workstations and media centres to servers, Pi5 is all about making the platform important to developers.

    1. I just hope the Raspberry Pi 5 will be fast enough to run N64, Gamecube and Playstation 2 Roms cause then it will be a great little emulator system but you can build a good desktop gaming system to run emulators and roms pretty cheap.

  4. A76? Rly I would expect the latest A77 or A78 depending on the price of the cpus maybe the new A510, A710 or X1 or X2

  5. I know USB 3.2gen2 or 4 would come with a cost increase, but it also solves lots of problems. It would add much more flexibility, saves space and could be used as HDMI (Display Port), USB or PCI replacement. Why still bother with 3 different ports…

  6. Come on, we need at least a processor cortex A78 to bring it to the minimun level that we got now. The pi 5 users deserves it. ‘Cause we’re living in the 4.7Ghz Gen and linux is amazing getting better in a dally base and there’s a lot of new apps to use we need to program and design with some comfort not in the limit.

  7. CPU Quad-core Cortex-A76 (ARM v8.2) 64-bit SoC @ 2GHz (ok you have double performance in comparison to Pi4, but why not buying odroid N2+ that already has this perf? Odroid N2+ has Mali G52 GPU 128 nVidia Cuda cores raspberry really lack at the side of GPU, seeing just some YT video that loss frames from each YT videos even @1080p)
    GPU Mali G72 (why not? old but really good, also because Pi4 already get 2 HDMI)
    8GB or 16GB LPDDR4X @4266MHz SDRAM (it’s cheaper)
    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 (but here must work for higher transfer speed, Pi4 is damn slow see channels like @leepsvide or explaining computer on YT)
    5V DC via USB-C connector
    5V DC via GPIO header

  8. The raspberry pi 5 need Octa-Core with 32 gb memory and 256 gb emmc

    a handy have octacore the raspberry pi need octa core with 2,4 ghz 8x 2,4 ghz

    32gb ram and 256 gb emmc memory 2x USB3.2 2x USB2.0/1.1

    all other is to slow for emulation

    1. Those specs would make the Pi 5 so expensive that you might as well just buy a NUC or something. The Pi’s killer feature is its price.

  9. Hopes :
    1. Build-in PoE !
    2. lose HDMI mini ports and have one full size HDMI port.
    – 2 mini ports are idiotic ! At the price of those hard to find & poor selection & poor quality mini HDMI cables you can just as well buy USB-to-HDMI cable IF need 2nd HDMI port.
    3. USB-C port for both power and HDMI which would solve the second HDMI port issue.

    Then it would be just single USB-C cable to any modern monitor or TV.

  10. I would be really sad if they remove the 3.5mm A/V output!!
    I hope that thing stays there because that’s how you output to CRTs…
    Ah well 😛 if they removed that, I’m sure someone would develop an A/V output hat or something, but I REALLY hope it doesn’t have to come to that. Actually I’m just fine with a single full-sized HDMI, or the dual Micro HDMI ports. They really aren’t as bad as people make them out to be.
    …… or maybe it would have 2 USB-C ports that can output video? Actually I don’t know if that would be possible for this kinda board and price point 😛 I just hope they keep the 3.5mm AV / 2 Micro HDMI because also, if they changed that, then all Pi4 cases would become obsolete.

  11. Here’s my wish list:

    – Add NVMe. If needed, drop the sd to make space.
    – Upgrade the graphics to be able to handle 2x 4k display
    – A nice efficient passively cooled case

    The rest is icing.

  12. Honestly, I hope they drop the two micro hdmi. Most people don’t have one of those around. Having to buy one adds extra cost and e-waste. Having one normal sized hdmi and (multiple) data and video capable USB-C ports, would be a way better option. Actual USB-C ports would, aside from a more powerfull cpu, be the most relevant change, they could make for the next model.

  13. Not a good ideea with SD card OS for Raspberry pi 5, it do bottleneck. I hope SSD support for OS
    Yes i know you can put OS on SSD even now but it occupy an usb port

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