The PinePhone - KDE Community Edition includes most of the essential features that a smartphone user could expect. You can follow the progress of the development of applications and features in the Plasma Mobile blog .
Plasma Mobile is a direct descendant of the KDE Plasma desktop with applications such as KDE Connect, which allows you to connect phones and desktops, the Okular document reader, the VVave music player and more, are available on both desktop and mobile .
Thanks to projects such as Kirigami and Maui, developers can write applications that not only run in multiple environments, but that adapt gracefully by growing in landscape format when displayed on the workstation screen and switching to portrait mode on phones. Developers are rapidly populating Plasma Mobile with essential programs, such as web browsers, watches, calendars, weather applications and games, all of which are implemented on all platforms, regardless of appearance.
The PinePhone itself is also ready for convergence. You can use any USB-C dock to connect it to additional USB devices (mouse, keyboard, storage), external monitors, or even a wired network. In fact, the 3 GB version of the PinePhone already comes with such a dock that offers two additional USB ports, a large HD video port and an RJ45 port.
Speaking of hardware, PinePhone switches, located under the back cover and above the removable battery, allow you to disable the modem, WiFi / Bluetooth, microphone and cameras and are specially designed to maintain your privacy. This fits in well with KDE's community vision of "a world where everyone has control over their digital lives and enjoys freedom and privacy."
The PinePhone - KDE Community Edition is also reasonably priced, allowing you to enjoy a device on which you can run Plasma Mobile for years to come. You can be one of the pioneers who test and model with your feedback the mobile system of the future.
Allwinner A64 Quad Core SoC with GPU Mali 400 MP2
2 GB / 3 GB
5.95 1440 × 720 LPDDR3 LCD RAM , 18: 9 aspect ratio (tempered glass)
Micro SD bootable
16 GB / 32 GB eMMC
Video output digital HD
USB type C (power, data and video output)
Quectel EG-25G with troops worldwide
WiFi: 802.11 b / g / n, single-band, capable of
Bluetooth hotspot : 4.0, A2DP
GNSS: GPS, GPS- A, GLONASS RGB Selfie status LED
vibrator and main camera (respectively 2 / 5Mpx) Main camera: OV6540 single, 5MP, 1/4 , LED flash Selfie camera: GC2035 single, 2MP, f / 2.8, 1/5
Sensors: accelerator, gyroscope, proximity, compass, barometer, ambient light
3 external switches: up, down and power
HW switches: LTE / GNSS, WiFi, microphone, speaker, cameras
Samsung J7 3000mAh battery with form factor
The housing is made of plastic matte black