Supporters of open source operating systems tothe end of 2019 will have at their disposal an inexpensive smartphone PinePhone that supports Linux. The device will be released in limited edition. The cost of the device, the power of which is far from modern top-end smartphones, is only 149 dollars. Such a low price makes the PinePhone one of the most affordable among the planned models supporting Linux.
In addition, the PinePhone is universal.a model that supports multiple operating systems based on GNU / Linux. These are PostmarketO, LuneOS, SailfishOS, Nemo Mobile, Sway and Maemo Leste.
So at the time of the PinePhone presentationThe user will have the unique opportunity to choose one of the many open source operating systems. However, compared to Android and iOS, such systems will not have a huge number of available applications.
An inexpensive PinePhone equipped with a 5.95-inch LCDscreen (1440 x 720), has a front 2 megapixel and main 5 megapixel camera. The hardware works on a 4-core Allwinner A64 ARM Cortex-A53 processor and a Mali 400 MP2 video card.
2 GB RAM, primary (MMC) -16 GB. The smartphone has a microSD boot card, a USB-C port. There is a 4G LTE Cat 4 unit, Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS / GLONASS are supported. Autonomous operation provides a 3000 mAh battery