Pine64 Begins PineTab-V Presale This Week With RISC-V-soc And PineTab 2 Tablets & Phones NEWS

Pine64 will begin pre-sale of its PineTab-V tablet on April 13th. It will be the company’s first tablet with a RISC-V soc. On the same date, the company will also release the PineTab 2, which has an Arm chip. Both tablets will be available starting at $159.

Pine64 confirms Pre-orders for the PineTab-V and PineTab 2 will start on Thursday, April 13th. The two boards show great similarities to each other, with the main difference being in the socs. Features of PineTab-V JH7110 chip with four U74 cores Which is based on the architecture of the RISC-V instruction set.

The PineTab-V will be the company’s first RISC-V tablet, though it also introduced a Star64 single-board computer with a RISC-V chip earlier this month. The tablet currently has “limited Linux support” and comes “without an operating system and without any promises.” Pine64 says that PineTab-V is primarily designed as an experimental product to serve as a RISC-V development platform.

The PineTab 2, in turn, has an RK3566 soc with four Cortex-A55 cores from Arm. This tablet has been used in Pine64 products for quite some time. PineTab 2 comes with the DanctNix Arch Linux for Arm architecture. The company describes this software as an early release, but says that improvements and additional features will be added soon. Pine64 announced the PineTab 2 in December.

The tablets also have the same IPS screen with a diagonal of 10.1 inches and a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Both variants have a 6,000mAh battery, two USB-C connections, video output, and a 2MP front-facing camera, and a 5MP snapper. On the back, the Pine64 offers two variants: a variant with 4GB of Lpddr4 memory and 64GB of eMMC storage, and a model with 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage. The tablets come with a magnetic keyboard, which doubles as a cover.

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