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    Phoronix: PinePhone Pro Announced As New Linux Smartphone

    The PinePhone Pro is being announced this morning as the organization's new smartphone building upon the successes and experience of the original PinePhone Linux smartphone...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...=PinePhone-Pro

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    The original PinePhone used the Lima open-source GPU driver,

    From https://www.pine64.org/pinephonepro/, it says the GPU is the ARM Mali T860
    so this uses Panfrost Midgard or is it (utgard/bitfrost/valhalla) open-source GPU driver?


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    • #3
      Sounds like better hardware than the librem 5.

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      • #4
        If i didn't have a PinePhone (UBPorts edition), i could be very hype by this one.
        But eh, i won't pay 399$ + tax for the upgrade.

        But good news for others. The last version was good phone for developpers and linux advanced users but was a bit low powerfull. With this Pro version, nothing can stop us !

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        • #5
          My main pain point with the PinePhone has been the weak/old GPU with only GLES 2.0 support. According to https://www.collabora.com/news-and-b...with-panfrost/ this GPU will have GLES 3.1 with Mesa drivers - much much better! This should e.g. allow Firefox to run with hardware Webrender.

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          • #6
            the problem is the price

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            • #7
              Originally posted by In_Mint_Condition View Post
              The original PinePhone used the Lima open-source GPU driver,

              From https://www.pine64.org/pinephonepro/, it says the GPU is the ARM Mali T860
              so this uses Panfrost Midgard or is it (utgard/bitfrost/valhalla) open-source GPU driver?

              https://docs.mesa3d.org/drivers/panfrost.html
              Mali T860 Midgard (v5)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by treba View Post
                My main pain point with the PinePhone has been the weak/old GPU with only GLES 2.0 support. According to https://www.collabora.com/news-and-b...with-panfrost/ this GPU will have GLES 3.1 with Mesa drivers - much much better! This should e.g. allow Firefox to run with hardware Webrender.
                and maybe in future 3.2 opencl and vulkan 1.0 the problem here is not this soc

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mangix View Post
                  Sounds like better hardware than the librem 5.
                  Unfortunately, that's not all that difficult. The Librem 5 is a dysfunctional brick.

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                  • #10
                    Did they ever get MMS fully working on any of these phones? Without that and VoLTE, they don't seem like a viable choice yet.

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