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PinePhone Pro, our flagship smartphone and the best way to experience mainline Linux on a mobile device Developer pre-orders are now open Pre-order * Additional charges, such as import taxes and…
@camccar
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This is gonna be my phone. This is daily driver ready

poVoq
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Uhmm, sure. For you an me maybe. But this isn’t going to be daily-driver ready for a long time (if ever) for most people.

@camccar
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Idk, get waydroid on that thing. This could totally be doable.

poVoq
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Wow, I did not expect them to get a RK3399 Soc work in a Phone!

This looks very promising, as the PineBook Pro (almost same Soc) is already very well supported by mainline Linux.

I do wonder though, why it costs double that of both the original PinePhone and also almost double a Pinebook Pro when it is essentially recycling most of the components from both…

Still I guess this will be my next phone…

@PureTryOut
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I do wonder though, why it costs double that of both the original PinePhone and also almost double a Pinebook Pro when it is essentially recycling most of the components from both…

This isn’t just a RK3399, it’s more a RK3399S (as they call it themselves): a RK3399 modified together with RockChip specifically for the PPP. There is quite a bit of work in making that happen. Also there is more RAM, way more and faster storage, a better back and front camera and a better wifi chip supporting 5Ghz wifi (the original PinePhone only supports 2.4Ghz). I’d say the price jump is justified.

Bilb!
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Don’t forget USB 3 instead of 2!

@camccar
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With video, this thing is gonna be awesome. PC + phone. True convergence.

poVoq
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You can do this already with the normal PinePhone. It is just a bit too slow to be really usable. This PinePhonePro might just barely be usable for light desktop tasks (The PineBookPro is mostly usable for light desktop tasks).

@camccar
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Not really, it hardly ever works

@3arn0wl
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I’m really looking for a powerful Linux phone for convergence too… And I have to say, whilst I applaud this update, 4GB still seems a bit anaemic for that purpose.

@3arn0wl
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They’ve got an 8GB SBC - I wonder why they didn’t develop that for a really competitive device?

@camccar
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Some of us still use emacs and terminals most of the time. Two browser tabs and a terminal should be fine with four gigs. Not a laptop replacement yet for sure though.

Bilb!
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Yeah, this stands a chance at being a Linux phone I actually use. I don’t regret purchasing my PinePhone CE to tinker with, but it’s never been close to being good enough to be my daily driver. (Support for the original PinePhone will continue, so I could sell my original for cheap or even give it away to anyone who is interested to avoid waste.) The quick software demo in Martijn Braam’s video already looks enticing, particularly the performance of Firefox. I’ll be keeping a close eye on this as it gets in the hands of developers in the coming months.

@downdaemon
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is there a good matrix client?

@SrEstegosaurio
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For the PPP?

@downdaemon
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yes

I did not try it myself but FluffyChat’s Linux variant probably works on KDE mobile/Phosh/whatever DE or distro you use on your Pinephone too. Also Fractal will eventually™ be rewritten to fit a phone screen.

@freely
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Probably going to wait for reviews, but this seems very promising.

Does anyone know how well Waydroid runs 2FA and banking apps? I’m required to use a specific 2FA app, and would also like to keep using my bank’s app for mobile check deposit. Not sure if Waydroid will cause any issues or not.

@Seb3thehacker
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Waydroid works very well. I’m sure everything will work fine, however banking apps usually need to verify the device isn’t rooted or “hacked” and probably won’t work.

@AgreeableLandscape
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Pretty clean and elegant board design!

Credit: https://fosstodon.org/@martijnbraam/107106204574140916

@huginn
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@3cctpe
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Where do you see that?

On the linked page it shows:

Audio Out

  • Headset speaker
    
  • Audio jack
    
  • Loud Speaker
    
Bilb!
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Are you thinking of the Fairphone?

Community about running GNU/Linux on phones. Projects like Ubuntu Touch, Plasma Mobile, PostmarketOS, Mobian etc. Either on former Android phones or hardware like the PinePhone.

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