Pine64 has announced that it will ship the PinePhone. The PinePhone is a special smartphone that will not be suitable for everyone.
This is because it is a Linux-driven smartphone where you have to flash your OS yourself. The smartphone is aimed at developers and early adopters with extensive Linux experience. For 150 USD you get a smartphone with an Allwinner A64 system-on-a-chip with four Cortex A53 CPUs which are clocked at 1.2 gigahertz and are produced at 40 nanometers. In addition, the device has two gigabytes of memory, 15 gigabytes of storage and a 2750 mAh battery. The screen has 1440 by 720 pixels. A 5-megapixel camera can be found on the back and a 2-megapixel sensor on the front. The battery is interchangeable and the memory can be expanded with a microsd card. In addition to a USB-C port, there is also a headphone jack.
If the back cover is removed, a number of notable features are shown. For example, a 2×3-pin grid is available with which power and I2C and GPIO connectivity can be supplied. In addition, there are six dip switches with which the modem / GPS, WiFi / Bluetooth connectivity, the microphone, the rear camera and the front camera can be switched off. The last dip switch (de) activates the debugging mode via the 3.5 mm jack.
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