PinePhone—KDE Community Edition Available for Pre-Order in December

KDE and Pine64 have announced imminent availability of the new PinePhone—KDE Community edition, which they say provides “a taste of where free mobile devices and software platforms are headed.”

According to Pine64 website, the Allwinner A64 SoC is the brains of the PinePhone, which runs mainline Linux, uses mainline Arm Trusted Firmware (ATF) and u-boot, and includes open source drivers for all main SoC components. 

Key PinePhone specifications include: 

  • 2GB or 3GB of RAM, a quad-core SoC 
  • 16GB or 32GB of eMMC 
  • 1440x720 IPS LCD panel 
  • USB-C with fast charging

PinePhone—KDE Community edition, which will ship with KDE Plasma Mobile, is still under development, and you can follow the progress of new apps and features in the Plasma Mobile blog.