As a Linux hardware manufacturer, PINE64 has launched many successful ARM Linux
devices in the past. For example, the notebook Pinebook and mobile phone PinePhone are equipped with an A64 processor.
On December 15th, PINE64 updated its blog. In addition to reviewing the achievements of the past year, they also looked forward to the equipment that will be launched in the future: PineTab2, their second-generation ARM Linux tablet.
This tablet will use RK3566 SoC, has a quad-core Cortex-A55 CPU and Mali-G52 MP2 GPU, and provides two configurations of 4GB RAM + 64GB storage space or 8GB RAM + 128GB storage space. As for Linux support, PINE64 said that the development of the RK3566 platform is very smooth and has full support in both mainline and BSP.
At the same time, PineTab2 also inherits the high maintainability of the PINE64 series of devices in design. PINE64 said that its camera module, motherboard, battery, etc. can be replaced within 5 minutes. In particular, the PineTab 2’s screen will be replaceable without any special tools, which is a good thing.
In terms of IO, PineTab2 has two USB-C ports, one is USB 3.0 and the other is USB 2.0, which is mainly used for charging; a micro HDMI port is used for video output. As for the SD card slot and 3.5mm audio interface, PineTab2 is also complete.
Although the specific release date has not yet been decided, PINE64 hopes to bring PineTab2 to the market in 2023. In terms of pricing, PINE64 promises that the price of PineTab2 will remain as affordable as ever, no matter which version it is.