Two weeks ago, the KDE project and PINE64 made official the presentation of the PinePhone KDE Community Edition. And for a few hours, any interested user can already reserve it. I think it goes without saying that this phone is one of the pineapple brand that uses the operating system that KDE develops, that is, a Plasma Mobile that reminds us of what we have available on desktops, but adapted to touch screens and, in this case, a smartphone.
It is available in two versions, both in limited edition, but one of them would be the normal one and the other with the convergent package, which includes more RAM (3GB), storage (32GB), as well as a USB-C dock that will allow us to take better advantage of the device , as explained in the product website.
PinePhone KDE Community Edition is available in two versions
Logically, two versions, taking into account that one includes more advanced components than the other, also means different prices.
- Normal: 2GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC storage per $149.
- Converged bundle: 3GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, and a USB-C doc for $ 199.
- Available from this link.
At this point, we have to remember again what we will be buying if we acquire one of these phones: a smartphone that is currently in the development phase, which will allow us to do a lot, but in which we will find many bugs, so not worth making them our main phone. In the future everything will improve, and more with the support for Anbox that includes most mobile phones with Linux, but right now this must be taken into account.
En our article published in mid-November you have the list with specifications Complete, where it is also explained that it comes in a plastic case, something understandable if we consider that they are devices with a price that is below $ 200.