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post Dec 3 2017, 02:35 PM
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"Originally the company had planned to ship the first units to backers in November and December, but now Planet Computer says that date has slipped to mid-January.

It looks like some of the specs for the Gemini have changed since the campaign was originally unveiled. On the bright side, Planet Computer has opted for a MediaTek Helio X27 processor rather than a Helio X10 chip.

On the down side, the final specs include a 4,220 mAh battery (down from 8,000 mAh), and Planet Computer has dropped plans for NFC and a fingerprint sensor. The company has also chosen to use a 5.99 inch 2160 x 1080 pixel screen instead of a 5.7 inch, 2880 x 1440 pixel display."
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post Dec 4 2017, 02:06 AM
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They're postponing the release date by one-two months, it's not that bad. Pity about the downgraded specs; I guess that, if this project will be successfull, they might manage to match the original specs with a follow-up device.

I recently had a chat with greguu on #kexecboot (btw speculatrix, are you usually on IRC too?), and he raised an interesting question: since the display's native resolution is most probably portrait-oriented, how will they handle the screen rotation, and how much resources will this require?

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