The PinePhone can now be pre-ordered and will be arriving next month or at the beginning of the year

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The PinePhone is an affordable smartphone created by the PINE64 company, maker of Pinebook Pro laptop and PINE A64 Single Board Computer. This is Its main characteristic is having Linux as an operating system. According to PINE64, the PinePhone runs on the same 53-bit ARM Cortex A64 quad-core SOC used in its single board computer.

The PINE64 PinePhone it is not only intended to provide a functional Linux phone to end users, but also to actively create a market for such a deviceas well as supporting existing and established Linux-based phone projects. According to PINE64, all major Linux-oriented projects, as well as other FOSS operating systems, are represented on the PinePhone.

The PinePhone is cheaper than the Librem 5, manufactured by Purism, and will have a greater variety of mobile operating systems.

Similarly, according to reports from some community developers, Librem 5 may not be compatible with as many alternative operating systems as the Pinephone.

The Librem 5 and PinePhone stand out as two very privacy-conscious devices (with hardware kill switches) that free software enthusiasts and developers can use more.

BraveHeart on pre-sale

Recently PINE64 released the news that it was now available for pre-sale limited edition "BraveHeart", which is initially aimed at Linux fans who want to test beta operating systems and contribute to the later stage of the development process.

In other words, early versions are intended to be in the hands of users with extensive Linux experience. With which PINE64 recommends that if you do not have experience in Linux, it is better to wait until March of the following year.

PinePhone BraveHeart Features

El "BraveHeart" will not ship with a default operating system installed. The user will have to install their own favorite version. The phone will work strictly under Linux and will be powered by a SOPine module with a Allwinner A64 ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor.

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It has a 1440 x 720p IPS screen and it looks like a normal Android smartphone. The other features of the PinePhone indicate that on the back, there is a 5 megapixel camera and a 2 megapixel camera on the front.

The PinePhone has 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, a 16GB eMMC module, and LTE 4G Cat support 4. In terms of connectivity, you have 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.

The phone will also come with a headphone jack and sensors that include a gyro sensor and a light sensor. Although the BraveHeart edition is identical to the unit that will arrive next March, PINE64 indicates that eThe next batch will come with upgraded 2G antennas for better reception.

This does not mean that the BraveHeart edition is inferior to the batch that arrives in March. PINE64 said it did extensive internal testing and fixed all major bugs and issues reported by early developers.

It is expected that the final variant of PinePhone that should include support for KDE Plasma Mobile and Ubuntu Touch. It will be powered by a removable Li-Po 2750-3000 mAh battery.

Due to the presence of a lithium ion battery in PinePhone, PINE64 explained that PinePhone controls will be treated differently than other PINE64 products.

"That is why we do not allow the combination of a PinePhone order with other Pine64 products," the company wrote on its website. Other notes on the phone indicate that a small amount (1-3) of blocked or dead pixels is a characteristic of LCDs.

Therefore, these are normal and should not be considered a defect in the phone. PinePhone memory can be expanded up to 2 TB and supports micro SD SDHC and SDXC cards.

El PinePhone costs $ 149.99, plus shipping and applicable taxess. The PinePhone BraveHeart Edition now available for pre-order in limited quantities since last Friday.


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  1.   wcd6 said

    Only a scammer is able to tell that some dead pixels on an LCD are a feature.