The Next PinePhone Community Edition Will Feature Manjaro Linux


After launching the two Community Edition (CE) of Linux-based PinePhone with Ubuntu Touch and postmarketOS, PINE64 has announced that the next PinePhone CE will officially feature Arch Linux-based Manjaro operating system by default.

Just like PinePhone postmarketOS CE, Manjaro Community Edition will also come in two hardware variants: Regular and Convergence Package, along with the same PCB (Printed Circuit Board) version 1.2.

As usual, the regular editions will cost $149 offering 2GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC; the Convergence Package will cost $199 providing extended 3GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC bundled with a USB-C dock.

PinePhone Manjaro Community Edition
PinePhone Manjaro Community Edition

On the software side, it will ship a user-friendly Arch-based Manjaro ARM rolling distribution. Manjaro supports nearly all of PINE64 SBCs (Single-board computers) and devices including PinePhone, PineTab, and Pinebook Pro.

For touch/mobile devices, Manjaro is already working to provide out-of-the-box support for mainly three mobile user interfaces: UBport’s Lomiri, Purism’s Phosh, and KDE-based Plasma mobile. However, it is yet to be announced which one of these will land on the PinePhone CE.

Lastly, this PinePhone edition with Manjaro will arrive in a custom presentation box designed by Manjaro’s development team. It will also feature a sleek-looking Manjaro brand logo on the back cover.

When And How Can You Buy PinePhone Manjaro CE?

PinePhone maker PINE64 has revealed that the pre-order of Manjaro CE will open in mid-September. Then, you’ll be able to place an order from the official PINE Store.

Until then, you can keep following Fossbytes or PINE64’s Telegram News ChannelTwitter, and Mastodon to stay notified about pre-orders.

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar is a software engineer by profession with interest and experience in Blockchain, Angular, React and Flutter. He loves to explore the nuts and bolts of Linux and share his experience and insights of Linux and open source on the web/various prestigious portals.
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