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PinePhone Pro Linux Smartphone Unveiled with 4GB RAM, Custom Rockchip SoC

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Meet the PinePhone Pro, PINE64's latest Linux-powered and Open Source smartphone device featuring a custom-made RK3399S Rockchip Hexa-Core processor that runs at at 1.5GHz and allows the smartphone to receive calls and SMS messages during suspend state, thus preserving battery.

PinePhone Pro also features a gorgeous in-cell IPS 1440x720 display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 4GB of dual-channel 800MHz LPDDR4 RAM, 128GB of internal eMMC flash storage, a high-fidelity 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera for video calls and selfies, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, and an ARM Mali T860 GPU.

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  • Must Read: $399 PinePhone Pro Announced with More Power, 4GB RAM

    PinePhone Pro is billed as “the fastest mainline Linux smartphone on the market” and packs some serious performance upgrades compared to the original PinePhone.

    More powerful, the new model comes outfitted with a six-core ARM processor, 4GB RAM, and 128GB internal memory. Physical hardware privacy dip switches are also included as standard.

  • PinePhone Pro is a faster Linux Smartphone for $399

    Most modern smartphones ship with Android or iOS, but there’s also a small, but growing number of phones designed to run Linux-based operating systems. And it’s likely that no phone has been more successful in spurring the development of mobile Linux distributions than the PinePhone, an inexpensive phone that’s made mobile Linux accessible.

    But while the PinePhone’s $150 starting price makes the device attractive, it’s only possible because the phone’s hardware is… not great. So now the folks at Pine64 have introduced a new phone for folks that want to run mainline Linux on a phone with more powerful hardware. Meet the PinePhone Pro.

  • Pine64 Announces Updated PinePhone Pro Linux Powered Cell Phone

    Pine64 today announced its latest Linux-powered device, the PinePhone Pro, an update to the original PinePhone which sees a more powerful device running mainline Linux (Manjaro in this case) on a mobile device that works as a cell phone and a desktop computer.

  • PinePhone Pro launches with RK3399 and 4GB RAM

    Pine64 opened $399 developer pre-orders for a Linux driven “PinePhone Pro” with a power-efficient RK3399S variant, 4GB LPDDR4, 128GB flash, 6-inch screen, LTE and WiFi-ac, and 13MP and 5MP cameras.

    Pine64 unveiled a Linux smartphone follow-on to its PinePhone that advances from a quad -A53 Allwinner A64 to an RK3399S variant of the hexa-core -A72 and -A53 RK3399 that was developed especially for Pine64 by Rockchip. The PinePhone Pro is available to Pine64 developers for $399, with shipments expected in December. A production version will soon follow and is expected ship in early 2022.

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  • PinePhone Pro Is Here! Plus An Exclusive Interview with Pine64

    Pine64 is at it again, just when you thought they couldn’t possibly have any more tricks up their sleeves after the announcement of the PineNote, today Pine64 has revealed the new PinePhone Pro! The community has been talking about this device since the moment the PinePhone was announced with anticipation of what it could be and that day has come. The PinePhone Pro is here!

    The Pinebook was a break through device that showed that a product could be made at very low costs and be successful. The Pinebook Pro was the successor to this break through device and it lived up to its “Pro” label by making it much more powerful and capable of a device. So this begs the question, “does the PinePhone Pro live up to the label”? Let’s see.

  • PinePhone Pro Announced As New Linux Smartphone - Phoronix

    The PinePhone Pro is being announced this morning as the organization's new smartphone building upon the successes and experience of the original PinePhone Linux smartphone.

    The PinePhone Pro is a more polished Linux smartphone that is powered by a Rockchip hexa-core 1.5GHz SoC, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 128GB of eMMC flash stoage, 13MP + 5MP cameras, and a display completed with using Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

  • PinePhone Pro Linux smartphone to feature a power-optimized Rockchip RK3399S processor - CNX Software

    Pine64 has now announced the PinePhone Pro Linux smartphone with a Rockchip RK3399S hexa-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, that’s a power-optimized version of the popular Rockchip RK3399 processor. It will provide a noticeable upgrade to the PinePhone Linux smartphones launched in November 2019, which, by today’s standards, is quite underpowered.

    Besides the faster processor, PinePhone Pro also comes with 4GB RAM and 128 GB storage which should make it a better candidate at mobile desktop convergence, as well as a 5.95-inch display with 1440×720 resolution, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and more.

  • PinePhone Pro - Do Linux Phones have their flagship? - Invidious

    The PinePhone PRO was just announced! I own a regular PinePhone, and while it's a great device to try out, and develop for mobile versions of Linux, I always felt the hardware couldn't really carry that phone into a daily driver state for me. It seems like The Pine 64 have decided to offer a more premium device this time around,

Community Pine64, engaged in the creation of open devices

  • Introduced PinePhone Pro Linux Smartphone, shipped with KDE Plasma Mobile

    Community Pine64, engaged in the creation of open devices, presented smartphone PinePhone Pro , the preparation of which was taken into account the experience of the production of the first model PinePhone and customer feedback. The main goal of the project has not changed, and the PinePhone Pro continues to be positioned as a device for enthusiasts who are tired of Android and iOS and want a completely controlled and secure environment based on alternative open Linux platforms.

PinePhone Pro launches with RK3399 and 4GB RAM

  • PinePhone Pro launches with RK3399 and 4GB RAM

    Pine64 opened $399 developer pre-orders for a Linux driven “PinePhone Pro” with a power-efficient RK3399S variant, 4GB LPDDR4, 128GB flash, 6-inch screen, LTE and WiFi-ac, and 13MP and 5MP cameras.

    Pine64 unveiled a Linux smartphone follow-on to its PinePhone that advances from a quad -A53 Allwinner A64 to an RK3399S variant of the hexa-core -A72 and -A53 RK3399 that was developed especially for Pine64 by Rockchip. The PinePhone Pro is available to Pine64 developers for $399, with shipments expected in December. A production version will soon follow and is expected ship in early 2022.

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PinePhone Pro Linux Smartphone is Now Available for Pre-order

  • PinePhone Pro Linux Smartphone is Now Available for Pre-order

    The PinePhone Pro costs $399 and is designed to be user repairable. The spare parts will be sold through the Pine Store.

    The PINE64, the hardcore nerds behind Linux-powered hardware, has just announced the PinePhone Pro. It seems that the PINE64 has decided to offer a more premium device this time around.

    On the other hand, Pine64 is making it very clear this smartphone is not for everyone.

PinePhone Pro $399 Linux Smartphone Launches

  • PinePhone Pro $399 Linux Smartphone Launches

    Last year, Pine64 gave us a smartphone running Linux rather than iOS or Android called the PinePhone. Now its successor has launched and a Developer Edition is available to pre-order.

    The PinePhone Pro costs $399 plus whatever shipping and import taxes end up being applied for your country of residence. What you'll receive is a phone sporting a 6-inch (1,440-by-720) in-cell IPS display protected by Gorilla Glass 4. It's powered by a six-core Rockchip RK3399S 64bit SoC running at 1.5GHz and a four-core ARM Mali T860 GPU running at 500MHz. That's complimented by 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB of eMMC flash storage. Performance is rated to be on a par with mid-range Andoid handsets.

PinePhone Pro is an Affordable Linux Flagship Smartphone

  • PinePhone Pro is an Affordable Linux Flagship Smartphone That Could Replace Your Android - It's FOSS News

    Back in 2019, when Pine64 announced the PinePhone, no one expected it to become as popular. Within just two years, Pine64 has managed to build a community of tens of thousands of developers and users, all working together to make Linux usable on a mobile phone.

    Now, Pine64 is widening the audience for Linux phones with the announcement of the PinePhone Pro. This device has many incredible new features, all of which put it on par with many mid-range Android phones.

The PinePhone Pro Is Here...

  • The PinePhone Pro Is Here. But It's Still Probably Not The Year Of Open-Source Linux On The Smartphone [Ed: The author of this does know about FDroid and pretends to be ignorant about what kernel runs Android]

    A trope in open source commentary over the last decades has been the phrase “Is this the year of Linux on the desktop?”, as though the open source OS will finally break through and challenge Windows. In fact the process has been one of stealth rather than explosive growth, as the likes of ChromeOS with its Linux underpinnings become the go-to choice for an inexpensive consumer laptop. In the phone arena the same has happened with Android, as most users have no idea that a Linux foundation lies beneath their Samsung Galaxy or Google Pixel.

Pinephone Pro: Finally, A Tangible Alternative

  • Pinephone Pro: Finally, A Tangible Alternative

    The Pinephone Pro is the answer I was expecting for a while. I am happy to see the (slow) progress made on the original Pinephone, but I was never too excited by anything I had seen or heard about it online: yes, a true Linux phone, with many different distributions – but not usable as a daily driver because of the general sluggishness of the device.

    I could compromise a great many things, but when I saw how slow Firefox was on the Pinephone, I’m not yet ready to go back so far in the past in terms of responsiveness and performance. Also, watching Youtube (or videos in general) is a must on my phones, and the Pinephone barely delivers in that register. In other words, it’s a great phone for development, but not so great for end users.

    The Pinephone Pro changes that equation completely, by upgrading the phone from 10 years old hardware to 5 years old one. Agree, it’s still not going to challenge any kind of flagship device of 2021, but 5 years old hardware is at least going to be decently fast for most typical tasks. Browsing and playback of media should be much more comfortable as long as the hardware is properly supported.

With the PinePhone Pro, Pine64 brings a revised version...

  • PinePhone Pro: Linux smartphone will be shipped from December

    With the PinePhone Pro, Pine64 brings a revised version of its Linux smartphone onto the market. The new Pro model stands out from the previous PinePhone with its more powerful hardware. The provider delivers the PinePhone Pro with Manjaro Linux and KDE Plasma Mobile, but users should also be able to install other mobile operating systems. Developers can pre-order the device for $ 400 (excluding shipping and customs).

    Pine64 announcesthat the devices are to be delivered in December. The so-called “Explorer Edition”, which is produced in larger numbers, is expected to reach buyers in early 2022. The company plans to open pre-orders to anyone interested in November.

    Pine64 installs a six-core SoC from Rockchip that has been adapted for the PinePhone and clocks at 1.5 GHz. The board has 4 GB of LPDDR4 main memory and 128 GB of eMMC flash memory. The 6-inch IPS panel has a resolution of 1440 × 720 pixels. The IMX258 camera sensor from Sony on the back of the smartphone delivers 13 megapixels, the selfie camera 5 megapixels. The battery has a capacity of 3000 mAh.

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