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PinePhone Linux Smartphone Shipment Finally Begins

After pushing the shipment date weeks later, Pine64 will finally start shipping the pre-order units of PinePhone Braveheart Edition on Jan 17, 2020.

A year ago, PinePhone was made available only to developers and hackers. After getting better responses and suggestions, the Pine64 developers planned to bring Pinephone for everyone.

In November last year, pre-orders for PinePhone Braveheart Edition commenced for everyone. But due to manufacturing issues coming in the way, the shipment date slipped for weeks, which was scheduled in December last year.

PinePhone Braveheart Edition is an affordable, open source Linux-based operating system smartphone preloaded with factory test image running on Linux OS (postmarketOS) on inbuilt storage.

You can check on PinePhone Wiki to find the PinePhone compatible operating system such as Ubuntu Touch, postmarketOS, or Sailfish OS, which you can boot either from internal storage or an SD card.

PinePhone Linux Smartphone Specifications

Let’s have a quick look at the PinePhone specs:

PinePhone weighs between 180-200 grams with a display size 5.95 inch and resolution 1440×720 pixels.

For high processing speed, PinePhone Linux smartphone is equipped with Allwinner A64 ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor.

It has 2GB LPDDR3 SDRAM and internal storage of 16GB eMMC, which is extendable up to 2TB via microSD.

It also supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, and the phone has a 5MP back camera and a 2MP selfie camera.

Inside the Box

PinePhone Linux Smartphone comes with an introductory leaflet in letter form and a high-quality USB-C charger cable, although you can also use your own 5V 15W PD charger for accelerating the charging process.

To safeguard the screen with scratches, it adheres to the polymer screen protector, which you can peel off if you don’t like it as it also features hardened glass. For a better look and feel, the plastic molding and applied coating on the back of the phone have also been refined.

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