@jawsh @justinz In 2019 I think, @PINE64 announced they would create regional online retail stores with higher prices, but improved support and extended warranty (1 year I believe). Then the pandemic happened and we never heard of it again.
When you look at pine64.com prices, they all have a community pricing and a retail pricing (which is slashed). That's what it is about. So I'm guessing it's still considered, but has been delayed.
I know it appears quite expensive. Unfortunately, that's the consequence of economy of scale - or lack thereof. The Pixel 3a is considered to have been sold in millions of units, while I believe the original Pinephone and the Pinephone Pro are produced in runs of a few thousands. They're paying a lot more for their components than major phone manufacturers do.
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