Another Attempt at a Linux Tablet Is in the Works

Dec 19, 2022

Pine64 is working on a PineTab2, which will be the successor to the original Linux-powered tablet PineTab.

When Pine64 attempted to release the first PineTab, back in 2019, they ran into supply chain issues (and the rising popularity of their phones) that made the project impossible to complete.

Since then, Pine64 is now confident they can overcome the issues and finally deliver a Linux-based tablet, called the PineTab2.

The new version of the PineTab is benefiting from improved specs from the original, including a Rockchip RK3565 processor and a Mali-G52 GPU.

The Rockchip is a curious option, as it originally didn't have much in the way of Linux support. Fortunately, Linux support for the chip has blossomed, so the PineTab2 shouldn't have any problems.

Other features of the PineTab64 include a metal chassis, a replaceable LCD display, 1 USB 3.0 Type-C port, 1 USB 2.0 Type-C port (for charging), 1 micro HDMI port, 1 3.5mm audio jack, 5MP rear and 2MP front cameras, a microSD card reader, and a detachable backlit keyboard that can be customized via firmware flashing.

Other specs (as well as the price) have yet to be revealed. The PineTab2 will be available in two configurations: 8GB RAM/128GB flash storage and 4GB RAM/64GB flash storage.

Find out more about the PineTab2 on the official Pine64 December update.

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