PinePhone Pro
A PinePhone Pro with the Plasma Mobile interface
First releasedFebruary 2022; 2 years ago (2022-02)
Dimensions160.8 mm x 76.6mm x 11.1mm[1]
Mass215 g[1]
Operating systemLinux
CPURockchip rk3399s 4x 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2x 2Ghz Cortex-A72
GPUMali-T860 MP4
ModemQuectel EG25-G
Memory4 GB LPDDR4
Storage128 GB eMMC flash memory
Removable storagebootable microSD
Battery3000mAh, Samsung J7 form-factor, user-replaceable[1]
Display6″ 720x1440 IPS LCD
Rear cameraSingle 13MP Sony IMX258, LED Flash
Front camera8MP OmniVision OV8858
ConnectivityWi-Fi AMPAK AP6255 WiFi 11ac, single-band, hotspot capable, Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C USB 3.0 PD/DisplayPort
Data inputssensors:


  • Power
  • up/down buttons
  • LTE/GNSS, WiFi, Microphone, Speaker, Cameras kill switches[1]

The PinePhone Pro is a smartphone developed by Hong Kong-based computer manufacturer Pine64. The phone is the successor to the PinePhone released in 2019.[2] The default operating system is Manjaro ARM, with Plasma Mobile as the user interface.[2] The device is a developer platform with open hardware specifications but with unfinished software. The target group of the device is free and open-source software developers who will develop the software.[3][4] The device was first shipped to developers in December 2021, and in February 2022 devices were made available to consumers.[5]


The device is built on the Rockchip RK3399S system on a chip, which is a custom version of the stock RK3399, uniquely designed for the device.[2] The processing power roughly compares to mid-range phones from 2016. The device has 4GB of LPDDR4 ram, a 6" display, 13MP Sony IMX258 as the main camera, 8MP Omnivision OV8858 as front camera and has a user-replaceable 3000mAh Samsung J7-series battery. [6]

The phone has hardware kill switches for shutting down network connections, microphone, speaker, and cameras.[6] The device has pogo pins for attachable backs compatible with the original PinePhone.[6]


The device ships with Manjaro ARM, with Plasma Mobile as the user interface, though users are free to switch to other operating systems.[2][7]

U-Boot is used as the default boot loader and it supports booting from an SD card. The bootloader can be replaced, as there are alternatives, such as Tow-boot.[8] The main image sensor driver has been added to the mainline kernel by Sony.[9] Modem firmware of the Quectel EG25-G is based on a proprietary Android userspace, though an unofficial open-source version exists (actually mostly open-source: the custom firmware replaces most proprietary components, except for baseband firmware and the TrustZone kernel, which is signed by Qualcomm).[10]

In the middle of 2022, the software stack was under development, resulting in the hardware not supporting the software.[11][12] The first images from the camera were taken in May 2022.[9] Most widely-supported hardware is in a heavily patched downstream kernel called Megi kernel.[13] There is alternative operating systems focusing on mainline Linux kernel support, such as PostmarketOS.[14]

See also


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  2. ^ a b c d Aufranc (CNXSoft), Jean-Luc (2021-10-15). "PinePhone Pro Linux smartphone to feature a power-optimized Rockchip RK3399S processor - CNX Software". CNX Software - Embedded Systems News. Retrieved 2022-09-10.
  3. ^ "The Pine Formula". TuxPhones - Linux phones, tablets and portable devices. 2022-08-01. Retrieved 2022-09-10.
  4. ^ Sneddon, Joey (2022-01-11). "PinePhone Pro 'Explorer Edition' Pre-Orders Go Live". OMG! Ubuntu!. Retrieved 2022-09-10.
  5. ^ "Time for a Linux smartphone? Here comes the PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition". ZDNET. Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  6. ^ a b c Amadeo, Ron (2022-01-17). "The PinePhone Pro brings upgraded hardware to the Linux phone". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  7. ^ Pawlinski, Radoslaw (2022-02-16). "Manjaro ARM Beta 22 with Phosh (PinePhone / PinePhonePro)". PineGuild. Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  8. ^ "Booting ARM Linux the standard way". TuxPhones - Linux phones, tablets and portable devices. 2022-03-09. Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  9. ^ a b "First camera samples from the PinePhone Pro revealed". TuxPhones - Linux phones, tablets and portable devices. 2022-05-26. Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  10. ^ By (2022-07-12). "Open Firmware For PinePhone LTE Modem – What's Up With That?". Hackaday. Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  11. ^ "PinePhone Pro". Pine64 wiki. Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  12. ^ "PINE64 PinePhone Pro (pine64-pinephonepro) - postmarketOS". Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  13. ^ "Anjan's Homepage". Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  14. ^ "PINE64 PinePhone Pro (pine64-pinephonepro) - postmarketOS". Retrieved 2022-11-05.