The PinePhone was created from the ground-up with open source software, personal freedom and privacy in mind. It runs mainline Linux, incorporates mechanical privacy switches, and supports a wide range of GSM and CDMA bands worldwide.
The PinePhone Convergence bundle includes a version of the smartphone with souped up specs, plus a USB-C docking station that makes it easy to connect a display, keyboard, mouse, and even Ethernet.
An Open Source Smart Phone Supported by All Major Linux Phone Projects
Perhaps you’re in a line of work where security is a must, or a hard-core Linux enthusiast, or perhaps you’ve just had enough of Android and iOS and you’re ready for something else – the PinePhone may be the next phone for you. Powered by the same Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit SOC used in our popular PINE A64 Single Board Computer, the PinePhone runs mainline Linux and other operating systems.
The purpose of the PinePhone isn’t only to deliver a functioning Linux phone to end-users, but also to actively create a market for such a device, as well as to support existing and well established Linux-on-Phone projects. All major Linux phone-oriented projects, as well as other FOSS OS distros, are represented on the PinePhone and developers work together on our platform to bring support to this community-driven device.
Want to convert to an open-source, privacy-centric and community-supported Linux smartphone? Sounds like a daydream doesn't it? Well the Pine64 community has brought the dream to life with the PinePhone Linux Smartphone. Running mainline Linux and powered by an Allwinner A64 ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor, this phone provides an alternative to Android and iOS. Featuring a 1440x720p IPS display, the PinePhone looks just like a modern smartphone, and with 2 or 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, a 16GB or 32GB eMMC module, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, and 4G LTE Cat 4 worldwide band support, it will perform like one too. It has more expandability and connectivity than most other smartphones, including a headphone jack, microSD slot, 2Mpx front and 5Mpx rear cameras, GPS, a gyroscopic sensor and light sensor. In addition, the PinePhone has many options not included in most any other smartphone, like a pogo-pin I2C interface and privacy switches to turn off certain hardware features. For those wishing for their own Linux smartphone, the dream is here now!
- Allwinner A64 Quad Core SoC with Mali 400 MP2 GPU
- 2GB or 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM
- 5.95″ LCD 1440×720, 18:9 aspect ratio (hardened glass)
- Bootable Micro SD
- 16GB or 32GB eMMC
- HD Digital Video Out
- USB Type C (Power, Data and Video Out)
- Quectel EG-25G with worldwide bands
- WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, single-band, hotspot capable
- Bluetooth: 4.0, A2DP
- GNSS: GPS, GPS-A, GLONASS
- Vibration motor
- RGB status LED
- Selfie and Main camera (2/5Mpx respectively)
- Main Camera: Single OV6540, 5MP, 1/4″, LED Flash
- Selfie Camera: Single GC2035, 2MP, f/2.8, 1/5″
- Sensors: accelerator, gyro, proximity, compass, ambient light
- 3 External Switches: up down and power
- HW-disable switches: LTE/GNSS, WiFi, Microphone, Speaker, Cameras
- Samsung J7 form-factor 3000mAh battery
- Case is matte black finished plastic
- Headphone Jack
- This phone is not ready for mass market adoption, or to be used as a "daily driver" phone. This is a Linux enthusiast phone for those who are willing to work around shortcomings and obstacles while waiting (or helping) the software reach a more mature level.
A small numbers of stuck or dead pixels (1-3) can be a characteristic of LCD screens. While rare, this should not be considered a defect. If you think that a minor dissatisfaction, such as dead pixels will prompt you to be dissatisfied, DO NOT purchase the PinePhone. When fulfilling your purchase, please bear in mind that we are offering the PinePhone as a community service. Thank you.
- * Different community editions are released from time to time - we do our best to specify the edition we expect to receive, but this is subject to change. However, it is always possible to boot the PinePhone with a microSD card, and reflash the internal eMMC if desired.
- Art on the back of the case varies based on the community edition that comes preloaded on the phone at the time of shipping.
- The convergence package (3GB / 32GB) features a Beta Edition PinePhone with a more RAM memory (3GB LPDDR3) and eMMC storage (32GB) as well as a compatible USB-C docking bar capable of charging, digital video output, dual USB 2.0 type-A host ports for peripherals (such as keyboard and mouse) and fast Ethernet.