$150 Azulle Ally Mini PC Runs Android 10 and is based on Snapdragon 450 SoC
Azulle will soon launch its first deployable Android mini PC. The company is known for manufacturing small computers generally equipped with Intel processors and Windows software but this time, they decided to do the unusual with a palm-sized Android mini PC powered by a chip commonly found in budget smartphones.
The Azulle Ally mini PC is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC which features eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU, a built-in 4G LTE modem, and support for WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1. The processor, though low-end (compared to most high-end models), is still cool for business applications that focus on a particular task.
The mini PC is further equipped with 16GB of storage, 2GB RAM, one HDMI port, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, and wired and wireless networking capabilities. It also has a small size that allows it to be hidden behind any display while it’s been used.
Additionally, its 16GB storage capacity and 2GB system memory also make the PC more suitable for Android-based business applications and software. The PC supports AI technology and runs on an Android 10 operating system.
Key Features and Specifications of the Azulle Ally mini PC include:
- SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (SD450) with:
- Eight Arm Cortex A53 cores at up to 1.8 GHz
- Adreno 506 GPU with OpenGL ES 3.1
- OpenCL 2.0 Full, DirectX 12, Hexagon 546 DSP
- 1080p60 video decoder/1080p90 video encoder for H.265, H.265, VP8, and (decode-only) VP9
- WiFi 802.11ac (1×1, max 364 Mbps)
- Bluetooth 4.1
- System Memory: 2GB RAM
- Storage: 16GB eMMC flash
- Video Output: Micro HDMI 1.4 port up to 1080p60
- Ethernet RJ45 port
- Dual-band 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 LE
- 2x USB 3.0
- Micro USB port
- 12V DC via power barrel jack
- Dimensions: TBD (Mounting holes for behind display and wall mounting)
- Operating System: Android 10
The Azulle Ally Snapdragon 450 mini PC can be used for displaying video content via digital signage (supports [email protected] H.265, H264, VP8, VP9). It can also be used in IoT-based applications, edge computing, wayfinding machines, digital menu boards, and Android-based kiosk systems.
The PC is currently up for pre-order on Azulle online store for $149. Hopefully, the company will be able to offer other features like a wide temperature range or a commitment to long-term supply, because, at the price, it is quite difficult to see the value proposition especially as one will get a PC with a better processor with lesser price. There is however no information on future updates.
Further details on the mini PC can be found on the product page.