Back in January, Roku refreshed the streaming stick. This looks to be a running change of internals that doesn’t register to the end consumer. It flagged on the FCC certification website. According to the filing, the flash size was changed. More enjoyably, Roku kindly provided internal photos of the Roku 3500R streaming stick as part of the filings. Thanks Roku!
The 1st photo shows the bottom side of the main board next to the housing pieces.
The 2nd photo shows the top side of the board and notes antenna locations.
The 3rd photo was the winner shot, so to speak. It two major chips are identifiable that look to be :
- Broadcom BCM43236:
- Samsung K4P4G324EQ: This one was tough to track down but looks like a 4 Gbit LDDR2 DRAM chip.
The rumored BCM2835 processor is not observable in the photos.