Pine64 is known for its smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, laptops and other devices based on the Linux operating system.
PinePhone smartphones from Pine64 use different Linux-based operating systems. The model name is determined by the pre-installed OS and the system software logo on the back of the device.
The first production-ready Linux-based PinePhone was introduced in August this year… The company has now teamed up with the developers of the KDE project to release the PinePhone KDE Community Edition.
The smartphone will run KDE Plasma Mobile and is available in two memory configurations – 2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB. Their cost will be $ 149 and $ 199, respectively.
In terms of specs, the smartphone is powered by an Allwinner A64 chipset with four ARM Cortex-A53 cores and ARM Mali 400 MP2 graphics, paired with 2/3 GB LPDDR3 RAM and 16/32 GB eMMC memory. It also has a 5.95-inch LCD display with HD + resolution (1440 x 720 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 18: 9.
It includes all the necessary sensors such as accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, barometer and compass. For connectivity, it is equipped with 4G, single band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GNSS (GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS). It also has a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port.
Last but not least, the dimensions of the device are 160.5×76.6×9.2 mm, the weight is 180-200 g. A 3000 mAh battery is responsible for its autonomy, which can be replaced with any battery from Samsung Galaxy J7.
The PinePhone KDE Community Edition will be available for pre-order from December 1st on the official Pine64 website…