Gemini PDA

The Gemini is a 4G and WLAN device with a full physical keyboard. With a 5.99” screen, 5 megapixel camera and stereo speakers it provides a communications, media consumption and social media device for the 21st Century.

As announced in the blog post on June 26, 2018 (by Vesa-Matti Hartikainen), the development of Sailfish X for Gemini PDA continues, following three phases. The one we are interested in is the second one, shown below:

Up next: Sailfish X Beta for Gemini

The start phase in making Sailfish X a reality for the Gemini PDA is making it available as a beta release from shop.jolla.com. The target is to start the beta release out in September.  The beta release will support software updates – even to the final version when available and will have access to the Jolla Store, but it does not include any third-party component, i.e Android support won’t be included.

In practice, starting from September Sailfish X will be available for those in possession of a Gemini Wifi + 4G or just wifi.

A comment from the editorial staff

We have not yet got to test – and then buy a Gemini PDA – but we are really very curious to try this device a bit ‘amphibious, which has characteristics between a phablet, a tablet and a mini laptop with a physical keyboard.
We will try to get one during this fall, and at that point we can review it and recommend it or not.

The following information is objective and collected at the source from the manufacturer site, and quoted accordingly.

 

The Gemini PDA

But let’s see in detail the characteristics of this new “Jolla Device”. Following the Planet’s manufacturer’s website:

 

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Main features

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Technical Specifications

If you need more technical detail, see below. Data source, the detail page of Planet’s website: https://www.planetcom.co.uk/

Gemini PDA (Wifi Only) Gemini PDA (Wifi + 4G)
Network: WIFI 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
CDMA 850/1900MHz BC0 BC1+ EVDO
WCDMA 900/2100MHz
LTE 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/17/20/41
VoLTE Compatible
Body: Form Factor Wide clamshell Wide clamshell
Dimensions 17.14(W) x 7.93cm(D) x 1.51(H)cm 17.14(W) x 7.93cm(D) x 1.51(H)cm
Weight Approx 320g Approx 320g
Micro-SIM Micro-SIM slot + eSIM (ready)
Display: Type FHD+ (18:9) FHD+ (18:9)
Size 5.99inch 5.99inch
Resolution 2160×1080, 403ppi 2160×1080, 403 ppi
Multi Touch Yes Yes
Protection Scratch resistant glass Scratch resistant glass
Platform: OS Android OS, Linux OS (dual-boot) Android OS, Linux OS (dual-boot)
Chipset Deca Core Deca Core
CPU 2x Cortex A72 @2.6GHz
4x Cortex A53 @2.0GHz
4x Cortex A53 @1.6GHz
2x Cortex A72 @2.6GHz
4x Cortex A53 @2.0GHz
4x Cortex A53 @1.6GHz
GPU ARM Mali 875MHz ARM Mali 875MHz
Memory: RAM 4 GB 4 GB
Card Slot microSD microSD
Internal 64 GB 64 GB
Camera: Front Camera 5Mp 5Mp
Sound: Speakers Stereo Speakers Stereo Speakers
Microphone Integrated ambient Microphone Integrated ambient Microphone
3.5mm Jack Yes Yes
Comms: WLAN Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth v4.1 v4.1
GPS Yes, with AGPS Yes, with AGPS
NFC
USB 2x USB Type C, OTG support 2x USB Type C, OTG support
Features: Keyboard Mechanical full keyboard Mechanical full keyboard
Voice Assistance Dedicated button for voice commands Dedicated button for voice commands
Sensors Accelerometer, light sensor, gyro, magnetic sensor Accelerometer, light sensor, gyro, magnetic sensor
Fingerprint
Battery: Removable Li-Ion 4220mAh battery Removable Li-Ion 4220mAh battery
Misc: Colour Metal, Gold-plated (limited edition) Metal, Gold-plated (limited edition)

 

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Sources:

Go to the original post about Gemini, on Jolla Blog (by Vesa-Matti Hartikainen)
See the Gemini PDA productors website at https://www.planetcom.co.uk
Buy a Gemini PDA from the Store: https://store.planetcom.co.uk/collections/gemini-pda