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  • edwaleni
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    Originally posted by Teggs View Post
    'We put the CPU in the wrong place' seems like the kind of issue that should have been noticed before production.
    Not as spooky as what the PinePhone is going through. Those guys sound like hobbyists trying to create a phone from a Pi clone.

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  • profoundWHALE
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    I'm really looking forward to this phone releasing. The thing that my phones have the most trouble with is calling and I know for a fact that the microphone is recording things regardless of my settings.

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  • GraysonPeddie
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    I'm not in the rush to purchase Purism Librem 5, so I can wait until Spring 2020. I'm currently about 18 months left for my Google Pixel 3a, so that will be 6 months left for May of next year. I'm still hyped when it comes to Librem 5, though. Removable battery is one of my biggest factor when buying a smartphone running Linux.

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  • sarmad
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    Originally posted by Teggs View Post
    'We put the CPU in the wrong place' seems like the kind of issue that should have been noticed before production.
    Yup, which is why it's noticed now. They haven't started production yet. They just have prototypes that seemed to work so they decided to ship it to some people. The real production seems to be in Q2 2020.

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  • skeevy420
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    Originally posted by GruenSein View Post

    Have you seen what a brick the Librem 5 is already? I hope, you are kidding about the additional 8mm...
    It's not that bad considering how old some of its hardware is combined with their hardware toggle switches.

    I was just jabbing fun at the thin 5g phones more than anything there.

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  • Raka555
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    The gnome stack is not exactly easy on the CPU either and keeping it busy with bloat == heat ...

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  • GruenSein
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    Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post

    They can only make crap so thin with next-to-no heat syncs for so long....

    Can I get an extra 8mm in thickness so my phone works as advertised for more than 62 seconds before it throttles itself? Is that asking for too much?
    Have you seen what a brick the Librem 5 is already? I hope, you are kidding about the additional 8mm...

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  • Teggs
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    'We put the CPU in the wrong place' seems like the kind of issue that should have been noticed before production.

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  • andrei_me
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    Originally posted by edwaleni View Post
    FWIW: All the new 5G phones are having terrible thermal throttling issues. You only get a couple of minutes of high rate before it kicks you down to LTE so it can cool off.
    Exactly how it was with LTE back then, people complained about battery drain and overheating

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  • skeevy420
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    Originally posted by edwaleni View Post
    FWIW: All the new 5G phones are having terrible thermal throttling issues. You only get a couple of minutes of high rate before it kicks you down to LTE so it can cool off.

    Mobile 5G is still a WIP.

    The fact Librem is having thermal issues is not surprising even if it is not a 5G phone (yet).
    They can only make crap so thin with next-to-no heat syncs for so long....

    Can I get an extra 8mm in thickness so my phone works as advertised for more than 62 seconds before it throttles itself? Is that asking for too much?

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