Linux Phone for Christmas

I’m excited about my new Christmas present for myself, a linux phone. Really hope I can cut down on the distractions and manipulations by my OS and app providers. And I may soon be able to integrate nlpia-bot into it (after I finish plugging it up to The decision between the Pine64 PinePhone and the Libre Phone developer edition was a no brainer for a tinkerer like me.

Librem 5:
  OS: Debian
  price: $699 (MSRP 2019-12-04)
  manufacturer: Purism
  edition: 1st Ed.
  display: IPS TFT screen, 5.7 inches @ 720×1440
  CPU: i.MX8M (Quad Core) max. 1.5GHz
  memory: 3GB
  storage: 32 GB eMMC internal storage
  WIFI: 802.11abgn 2.4 Ghz / 5Ghz
  bluetooth: Bluetooth 4
    all: single nanosim tray on replaceable M.2 card
    Option 1: Broadmobi BM818 (default)
    Option 2: Gemalto PLS8 (additional surcharge TBD)
  smartcard: Reader with 2FF card slot (SIM card size)
  sound : 1 earpiece speaker (mono), 3.5mm headphone jack
  external storage: microSD storage expansion
  sensors: 9-axis IMU (gyro, accel, magnetometer)
  front camera: 8 MPixel
  back camera: 13 MPixel w/ LED flash
  actuator: vibrator
  USB: Type C USB 3.0 data, Charging (Dual-Role Port), Video out
  battery: User replaceable – 3,500 mAh
  charging: USB type-C Dual-Role Port
  privacy switches: LTE (include GPS), Wifi/BT, Mic?, and Camera? (external)
  OS: Various open source mainline Linux or BSD mobile OSes
  price: $149.00 (MSRP 2019-12-04)
  manufacturer: Pine64
  display: HD IPS capacitive touchscreen, 5.95 inches @ 1440×720, 16M colors
  edition: Pine64 Brave Heart (developer edition)
  CPU: 64-bit Quad-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A-53
  GPU: MALI-400
  storage: 16GB eMMC
  memory: 2GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
  external storage: micro SD Card SDHC and SDXC, up to 2TB
  dimensions: 160.5mm x 76.6mm x 9.2mm
  weight: 185 gram
  case: Black plastic
  colour: Black
  SIM: Micro-SIM
  screen size: 5.95 inches
  screen resolution: 1440×720 pixels, 18:9 ratio
  Chipset: Allwinner A64
  back camera: Single 5MP, 1/4″, LED Flash
  front camera: Single 2MP, f/2.8, 1/5″
  sound : 1 earpiece speaker (mono), 3.5mm headphone jack with mic
    all: Worldwide, Global LTE bands
    LTE-FDD: B1/ B2/ B3/ B4/ B5/ B7/ B8/ B12/ B13/ B18/ B19/ B20/ B25/ B26/ B28
    LTE-TDD: B38/ B39/ B40/ B41
    WCDMA: B1/ B2/ B4/ B5/ B6/ B8/ B19
    GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  WIFI: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, single-band, hotspot
  bBluetooth: 4.0, A2DP
  GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  sensors: 9-axis IMU (accelerometer, gyro, magnetometer/compass), proximity, ambient light
  actuator: vibrator
  USB: Type C (SlimPort), USB Host, DisplayPort Alternate Mode output
  battery: Removable Li-Po 2750-3000 mAh battery
  charging: USB type-C, 15W – 5V 3A Quick Charge, follows USB PD specification
  privacy switches: LTE (include GPS), Wifi/BT, Mic, and Camera (internal)
Written on December 4, 2019