The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ has been finally released after two years of wait. Like its previous models, this Raspberry Pi also comes with a set of upgraded features.
This model comes with slightly faster 1.4 GHz quad-core processor in comparison to the 1.2GHz processor of its predecessor. Owing to the heat spreader and power integrity optimizations incorporated in it, this computer can reach higher clock frequencies at a reduced power consumption rate.
While the previous model B only supported 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, this new board comes with a dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless antenna.
The foundation confirmed that the dual-band wireless LAN has FCC certification which will make it easier and cheaper to commercially launch products based on this model.
It also has Bluetooth 4.2 which is an upgrade from its previous 4.1 version. Experimenters looking forwards to create their personalized IoT hubs or interact with other smart devices will enjoy this feature.
Moreover, the wired internet has been revamped, thanks to the Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0 bridge which speeds up the maximum throughput by three times.
For Pi users working with a wired Ethernet connection, this model comes with Power-over-Ethernet which hasn’t been supported until now. Raspberry Pi Foundation aims to launch its own dedicated PoE HAT that will generate the 5V needed to power this Pi model.
So, overall, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is quite similar to its former models and enthusiasts can buy it at the same price of $35 from here.