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PICO-PI-IMX8M is like a Raspberry Pi with the heart of Purism’s Librem 5 smartphone

There’s no shortage of Raspberry Pi lookalikes these days. But the PICO-PI-IMX8M stands out as one of the only models I’m aware of to feature an NXP I.MX8M Quad processor.

One of the things I find interesting about that chip is that it’s the same ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor Purism is using for the Librem 5 smartphone.

Does that mean you can use this single board computer to build your own GNU/Linux smartphone? Maybe… if you also plan to add a screen, battery, cellular baseband, and other components. That could get pricey (and complicated).

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