• 🙂 A great metaphor, @Flohack

  • @Flohack I really like the idea! Lets hope that the PCB is visible on the actual phone - the mockup has a plastic 'shield' over the fake PCB (probably holds heatsink in place), so all you'd see is black plastic + battery (not super exciting).

  • @trainailleur I wonder if bluetooth on PinePhone will be fully functional, e.g. handsfree calling, bluetooth transfer, as on current devices it doesn't work. Or is it a question for Ubports rather then for PinePhone vendor?

  • @Stefano said in PinePhone:

    @trainailleur I wonder if bluetooth on PinePhone will be fully functional, e.g. handsfree calling, bluetooth transfer, as on current devices it doesn't work. Or is it a question for Ubports rather then for PinePhone vendor?

    Sounds like a UBPorts question, but since it's a "status of porting" question, I'm not sure anyone would answer. It's probably best just to wait and see. Since @PINE64 have said they won't be taking any money on a widespread order until at least one OS is working on the phone (though I think they have now mentioned the possibility of a small "early adopter" batch), we should know more in plenty of time to make an informed purchase decision.

  • @Stefano - as @trainailleur correctly said, this is a question for UBPorts. The hardware can obviously do all the things you asked about.

  • OP updated with info that popped up on the PinePhone Wiki today:

    • Dimensions now 160.5mm x 76.6mm x 9.2mm (up from 157mm x 56mm x 8.9mm)
    • Base model fixed at 2 GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC, with a strong hint of a 3 GB / 64 GB version (@PINE64, can you confirm?)
    • BT included by the WiFi kill switch, addition of camera kill switch, demise of speaker and USB OTG kill switches. (Those who were looking forward to the OTG kill switch for chrarging at public USB chargers might look into USB power-only filters instead.)
    • $150 base price clarified to refer to 2 GB / 16 GB model.

    Of note, the PinePhone will support microSD, so even the base model should have access to greatly expanded (if slow) bulk storage on SD.

  • @trainailleur he he, I can neither confirm nor deny 😉 Just kidding. This is something we've been talking about for a little while now. I am pretty sure it won't be a day one option, but yes, its coming down the line. I'll edit this comment for accuracy / additional info if need be.

  • @PINE64 said in PinePhone:

    Posted this month's news update

    Fantastic update. Thank you for posting.

    I updated the OP with the new render and the front motherboard layout. Also updated mention of the camera kill switch to include both front and back cameras, which I should have added earlier.

  • @PINE64 I have seen you have added SFOS as well as partner.

    There will be a pine phone batch with SFOS (with Alien Dalvik?) as well or is it just a community (port?) thing?

  • @makeixo The idea with OS-specific PinePhone batches is just a concept at this time. There are a couple of logistic issues (related to reliably getting the OS to the factory well ahead a schedule OS-specific batch release) that need to be ironed out first.

    As for support from Sailfish OS, please join the PinePhone chat (Discord, Telegram or IRC - your choice) or ask in the relevant forum.

  • @PINE64 thx! An easy way to flash the images would do it for me as well if that is possible.

  • Flashing images and testing new OS' images will be really very simple. Testing will be super easy - flash a SD card and take the new OS for a spin without erasing your existing OS and setup.

    I am currently exploring a way to install all OS' in a super simple way - but need to chat to devs about the implementation I that I have in mind, because they would have to upload up-to-date images to a designated server.

  • @PINE64 That sounds really promising. I might get one just to do some mobile OS-hopping 😃

  • Thanks @PINE64 🙂

  • @trainailleur I am currently not in the loop (traveling). If TL says that it will happen, then it will happen, if others say it will happen, then it may or may not happen 😉 I'll find out in the next 24hrs for you.

    Here is a clarification: one of the reasons that the pogo pins were exposed is to allow for different types of expansion possibilites. Custom backplates may, and likely will, bring aditional functionality in time - NFC/ Wireless charging, are two examples of what can be achieved via the pogo pins. In fact, we're already looking into it. But to make it clear, this will not be a part of the stand-alone phone at the time of launch.

  • Good morning I see that this phone is quite well, I think it lacks megapixels in the camera and slot for two sim, the camera I can understand by the limitation of the CPU, today there are many people who have two sim cards, for work and personal use,

    • Could the second sim card be added?
    • If not, could we use an adapter to put it in the Sim slot?



  • @PINE64 When will the premiere take place and will it be possible to buy a pinephone in poland?

  • @Josele13 The design is locked down now as prototypes are being made; we made the decision to only have one sim slot early on in the design process (basically, the intent is to keep things simple) and this will not change. Regarding the adapter - I simply do not know, but will try to find out for you (I'll edit this post).

    @Eryk-Michalak Witaj, the PinePhone will ship world-wide (with some exceptions, but Poland is not one of them). As for when it will be available; early adopter batches will ship in Q4 this year.

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