Pine64 has just announced that the PinePhone BETA Edition pre-orders will start on March 24. The PinePhone BETA Edition is powered by KDE Plasma Mobile and Manjaro Linux.
To learn more about the BETA Edition please read the February Community Update.
PinePhone BETA Edition will be available in two hardware configurations:
$ 149 - 2 GB of RAM; 16 GB eMMC $ 199 - 3 GB of RAM; 32 GB eMMC (includes USB-C docking station)
Both configurations include the latest version of PCBA (1.2b). The $ 199 hardware variant, called the Convergence Pack, also includes a USB-C dock that comes with 10/100 Ethernet, 2 USB Type A ports, HDMI digital video output, and USB-C power.
The shipment of the PinePhone BETA Edition is expected at the end of April.