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== Introduction ==
== Introduction ==


The PinePhone Pro is PINE64’s second Linux-only smartphone and a successor to the original PinePhone. It does not, however, replace the original PinePhone. It should also not be considered a second generation PinePhone; it is a higher-end device, with much better specs, aimed at those who wish to daily-drive a fully open Linux Stack. Achieving this goal will, however, take time as the software and overall Linux smartphone ecosystem needs to mature.  
The PinePhone Pro is PINE64’s second Linux-only smartphone and a successor to the original PinePhone. It does not, however, replace the original PinePhone. It should also not be considered a second generation PinePhone; it is a higher-end device, with much better specs, aimed at those who wish to daily-drive a fully open Linux Stack. Achieving this goal will, however, take time as the software and overall Linux smartphone ecosystem needs to mature.


More information about the PinePhone Pro can be found on the device [https://www.pine64.org/pinephonepro/ main page].  
More information about the PinePhone Pro can be found on the device [https://www.pine64.org/pinephonepro/ main page].


=== State of the software ===
=== State of the software ===


Presently, at the time of writing (late 2021), the PinePhone Pro is aimed solely at early adopters and developers. It will take time for all the PinePhone Pro’s functionality to reach software parity with the original PinePhone and for mobile Linux, in more general, to reach a higher degree of maturity.  
Presently, at the time of writing (late 2021), the PinePhone Pro is aimed solely at early adopters and developers. It will take time for all the PinePhone Pro’s functionality to reach software parity with the original PinePhone and for mobile Linux, in more general, to reach a higher degree of maturity.


Bear in mind that the software for Linux smartphones is still in a very early stage, with most of the software being in alpha or beta state. That's especially also the case for scalability of applications, their availability and practicability, any hardware function implementations and the firmware. The software is provided as is. There is no warranty for the software, not even for merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Bear in mind that the software for Linux smartphones is still in a very early stage, with most of the software being in alpha or beta state. That's especially also the case for scalability of applications, their availability and practicability, any hardware function implementations and the firmware. The software is provided as is. There is no warranty for the software, not even for merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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=== Editions and revisions ===
=== Editions and revisions ===
Similarly to the original PinePhone, various PinePhone Pro editions are planned, the first of which is the Developer Edition (aimed at developers, as the name entails) followed by the Explorer Edition, which is aimed at early adopters.  
Similarly to the original PinePhone, various PinePhone Pro editions are planned, the first of which is the Developer Edition (aimed at developers, as the name entails) followed by the Explorer Edition, which is aimed at early adopters.


*[https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/PinePhone_Pro_Developer_Edition Developer Edition]  
* [https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/PinePhone_Pro_Developer_Edition Developer Edition]
*Explorer Edition
* Explorer Edition


=== Help and support ===
=== Help and support ===
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When shipped the battery is isolated from the mainboard contacts using a protective plastic tab, which is required to be removed before using the phone. The battery '''will not''' charge until it is removed and some of the device’s functionality may not function properly.
When shipped the battery is isolated from the mainboard contacts using a protective plastic tab, which is required to be removed before using the phone. The battery '''will not''' charge until it is removed and some of the device’s functionality may not function properly.


The PinePhone Pro's SIM slot only accepts a micro SIM, please do not insert a nano SIM without an adapter. The SIM card has to be placed in the lower slot, while the microSD has to be placed in the upper slot. Notice: Do not insert an empty micro SIM adapter into the phone, as it will get stuck on the contact pins. An adapter from a nano to a micro SIM is included in the box.  
The PinePhone Pro's SIM slot only accepts a micro SIM, please do not insert a nano SIM without an adapter. The SIM card has to be placed in the lower slot, while the microSD has to be placed in the upper slot. Notice: Do not insert an empty micro SIM adapter into the phone, as it will get stuck on the contact pins. An adapter from a nano to a micro SIM is included in the box.


To remove the sticker after unboxing the phone:
To remove the sticker after unboxing the phone:
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== Software ==
== Software ==


At the time of the release, in late 2021, the PinePhone Pro is in an early development stage. That said, the device has benefited greatly from work done on the original PinePhone, which means that even early development images feature all core functionality, such as: functional UI, sensors and even the modem (to a degree).  
At the time of the release, in late 2021, the PinePhone Pro is in an early development stage. That said, the device has benefited greatly from work done on the original PinePhone, which means that even early development images feature all core functionality, such as: functional UI, sensors and even the modem (to a degree).


The development is expected to proceed very quickly compared to progress done on the original PinePhone as much of the fundamental work can carry over to the new device.  
The development is expected to proceed very quickly compared to progress done on the original PinePhone as much of the fundamental work can carry over to the new device.
You can follow development efforts on [https://xnux.eu/log/ Megi's blog], the dedicated [[PinePhone Pro Development]] section as well as on individual project’s Wiki’s and repositories.  
You can follow development efforts on [https://xnux.eu/log/ Megi's blog], the dedicated [[PinePhone Pro Development]] section as well as on individual project’s Wiki’s and repositories.


=== Boot order ===
=== Boot order ===
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=== Installation instructions ===
=== Installation instructions ===


Due to the above explained [[PinePhone Pro#Boot order|boot order]] of the PinePhone Pro, the eMMC has a higher boot priority than the microSD card and the user has to consider this behavior. This means that you cannot boot from a SD card with an OS present on the device's eMMC.  
Due to the above explained [[PinePhone Pro#Boot order|boot order]] of the PinePhone Pro, the eMMC has a higher boot priority than the microSD card and the user has to consider this behavior. This means that you cannot boot from a SD card with an OS present on the device's eMMC.


{{Template:note|If you ordered a '''PinePhone Pro Developer Edition''' intended for developing and coming with an Android factory OS preinstalled, please see [[PinePhone Pro Developer Edition#Nuking the factory AOSP installation]] to learn how to remove the bootloader and the preinstalled OS of the eMMC, to be able to boot and test operating systems from the microSD card easily.
{{Template:note|If you ordered a '''PinePhone Pro Developer Edition''' intended for developing and coming with an Android factory OS preinstalled, please see [[PinePhone Pro Developer Edition#Nuking the factory AOSP installation]] to learn how to remove the bootloader and the preinstalled OS of the eMMC, to be able to boot and test operating systems from the microSD card easily.
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* '''RAM:''' 4GB LPDDR4 @ 800MHz
* '''RAM:''' 4GB LPDDR4 @ 800MHz
* '''Internal Storage:''' 128GB eMMC, extendable up to 2TB via microSD, supports SDHC and SDXC
* '''Internal Storage:''' 128GB eMMC, extendable up to 2TB via microSD, supports SDHC and SDXC
* '''Back [[#Camera|Camera]]:''' 13MP Sony IMX258 with Gorilla Glass 4™ protective layer, LED Flash
* '''Back [[#Camera|Camera]]:''' 13MP Sony IMX258 with Gorilla Glass 4™ protective layer, LED Flash
* '''Front Camera:''' 8MP, OmniVision OV8858 front-facing camera
* '''Front Camera:''' 8MP, OmniVision OV8858 front-facing camera
* '''Sound:''' Loudspeaker, 3.5mm jack & mic (jack doubles as hardware UART if hardware switch 6 is deactivated)
* '''Sound:''' Loudspeaker, 3.5mm jack & mic (jack doubles as hardware UART if hardware switch 6 is deactivated)
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP2-6Z74W44 Announcement video]
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP2-6Z74W44 Announcement video]
* [https://www.pine64.org/2021/10/15/october-update-introducing-the-pinephone-pro/ Blog post] with the announcement
* [https://www.pine64.org/2021/10/15/october-update-introducing-the-pinephone-pro/ Blog post] with the announcement


[[Category:PinePhone Pro]][[Category:Rockchip RK3399]]
[[Category:PinePhone Pro]][[Category:Rockchip RK3399]]
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