Upcoming Product: More PinePhone Details

Upcoming Product: More PinePhone Details

Here are a lot of juicy details of the upcoming PinePhone Linux FOSS phone that is presently in development by Pine64 (information taken from UBPorts Forum):

  • Dimensions 157mm x 75mm x 8.9mm thick
  • Weight between 180g and 200g
  • Screen type: IPS capacitive, 16M colors
  • Screen size: 5.95" 1440x720, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Screen surface still hardened glass, NOT plastic
  • The LCD panel that will soon be delivered on the Phase 2 dev kits is the same as the PinePhone LCD panel but smaller (5.7" vs. 6.0").
  • Modem: Quectel EC-25G with worldwide bands
  • SIM size: micro
  • Quad GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz bands 2, 3, 5, 8
  • WCDMA bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19
  • LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25*, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41. Per this post by tllim on the Pine64 forum, the modem will be soldered in place in order to keep the phone thin. *probable, per the Wiki and @PINE64's post below.
  • VoLTE support obviously this depends on both software support (does Ubuntu Touch support VoLTE?) and carrier support (e.g., AT&T in the US restricts VoIP to a small list of devices, though when they go VoLTE-only in 2023, the FCC may force that to change).
  • Wifi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, single-band, hotspot capable
  • Bluetooth: 4.0, A2DP
  • Chipset: Allwinner A64
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A-53
  • GPU: MALI-400
  • Memory: 2G LDRR3/ 16GB eMMC
  • micro SD supporting SDHC and SDXC. Will be bootable so you can test an OS build without erasing the eMMC (Source)
  • Edited post to remove mention of a potential upgrade in specs. Let us see what happens and not put any pressure on Pine64 one way or another.
  • USB: USB-C with USB host, 5V 3A fast charge, and alt-c 1080P DisplayPort
  • Stereo headphone/mic jack (on top of phone) with serial console, same as Pinebook
  • Vibrator
  • RGB status LED
  • Camera position same as in the image below, but speaker position may change
  • Main Camera: Single OV6540, 5MP, 1/4", LED Flash
  • Selfie Camera: Single GC2035, 2MP, f/2.8, 1/5"
  • Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, ambient light
  • 3 external switches, up down and power
  • The hardware privacy kill switches will be placed inside the case, meaning you'll need to peel off the back of the case to access. This prevents accidental switch off. this tweet refers to the case back as easily removable.
  • Kill switches: LTE/GNSS, Wifi, Microphone, Speaker, USB-OTG
  • Case is matte black finished plastic
  • Phone structure is plastic
  • Battery is Lithium-Polymer, between 3000 and 3300mAH, pending final design
  • Battery is easy to replace, so that user also can carry a spare battery.
  • No glue - disassembleable with only a screwdriver.
  • SIM and micro SD card slot also located inside phone
  • GNSS: GPS, GPS-A, GLONASS EG25-G appears to have additional capabilities, but let us not count on them for now.
  • No NFC
  • No FM Radio
  • No fingerprint reader
  • Price: $150, CONFIRMED as doable
  • Pending development progress, the PinePhone prototype could come as early as July and actual delivery occur in Q4.

Read more about it (and related forum comments) at forum.ubports.com

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