Pine64 Launches PinePhone At Approx Price of $199

In the era of the coronavirus pandemic when the trend of work from home is on its peak, Pine64, a Linux smartphone maker, has unveiled its new phone called PinePhone Convergence Package

Pine64 Launches PinePhone At Approx Price of $199

That can also be used as a PC when it is connected to an external screen and keyboard.

PinePhone’s features:

The PinePhone comes with a 5.95-inch display with a 1440×720 resolution and is powered by the Allwinner A64 SoC with four energy-efficient Arm Cortex-A53 cores and Mali-400MP2 GPU. The smartphone is equipped with 3GB RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage. PinePhone comes with a 5 MegaPixel back camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. 

The main highlight of the smartphone is its USC-C dock bar that features an HDMI display output, two USB Type-A connectors, and a 10/100Mb Ethernet port. The dock bar transforms the phone into a PC when connected to a display and keyboard. Unlike most smartphones these days, the battery is removable.

PinePhone’s price:

The Pine64 has launched the PinePhone at an approx price of Rs 14,000 (USD 199) and was aimed to woo the Linux enthusiast. The device is based on the Alpine Linux-based PostmarketOS, that can be used both in smartphone and the desktop version. 

“We presently do not know whether the Convergence Package will become a permanent option, something we’ll do on occasion or simply a one-off (although the last option is unlikely). It obviously largely depends on people’s response to this PinePhone variant and how much demand we see for it,” Pine64 contributor Lukasz Erecinski said as quoted by ZDNet. 

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