This is the Beta Edition of the PinePhone. The pre-installed Manjaro with Plasma Mobile OS, that ships with this edition of the PinePhone, is a beta software build. This effectively means that while core functionality of the PinePhone still an ongoing effort. Thus, the device cannot considered a consumer-ready product.
The convergence package features a Beta Edition PinePhone with a more RAM memory (3GB LPDDR3) and eMMC storage (32GB) as well as a compatible USB-C docking bar capable of charging, digital video output, dual USB 2.0 type-A host ports for peripherals (such as keyboard and mouse) and fast Ethernet.
Due to logistic difficulties following the COVID19 pandemic, which have caused reduce air freight and border closings, PinePhone orders can only be shipped on their own, separately from other PINE64 products. For this reason, we don’t allow combining PinePhone pre-orders with other PINE64 product purchased.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
A small numbers of stuck or dead pixels (1-3) can be a characteristic of LCD screens. While rare, this should not be considered a defect. If you think that a minor dissatisfaction, such as a dead pixel will prompt you to file a PayPal dispute, DO NOT purchase the PinePhone. When fulfilling your purchase, please bear in mind that we are offering the PinePhone at this price as a community service to PINE64 community. Thank you.