Planet Computers – Gemini PDA

I was a user of Psion PDAs for many years and wrote a few programs for them. The form factor allowed users to be very productive on the go. I have been looking for something similar for many years but this is the first time I have seen something which may be what I have been looking for. Planet Computer’s Indiegogo campaign has me excited as the Gemini is similar to the Psion 5mx. This page will be used to capture information about the Gemini along with links to other pages related to the Gemini PDA.

Image of Gemini PDA and Psion 5mx from jmcomms.com
(Image from jmcomms.com writeup on the Gemini PDA)

Specifications for the 2018 released version (from Indiegogo page)

  • Network
    • WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz (+4G version only)
    • CDMA: 850/1900 MHz BC0 BC1+ EVDO (+4G version only)
    • WCDMA: 900/2100MHz (+4G version only)
    • LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/17/20/41 (+4G version only)
    • VoLTE: Compatible (+4G version only)
  • Body
    • Form Factor: Wide clamshell
    • Dimensions: (W) 17.14 cm/6.75 in x (D) 7.93 cm/3.12 in x (H) 1.51 cm/0.59 in
    • Weight: Approx 320 g
    • SIM: SIM slot + eSIM (ready) (+4G version only)
  • Display
    • Type: FHD (18:9)
    • Size: 5.99 inch/15.2 cm
    • Resolution: 2160×1080, 403 ppi
    • Multi Touch: Yes
    • Protection: Scratch resistant glass
  • Platform
    • OS: Android OS, Linux OS (dual-boot)
      • Android: Nougat (v7)
      • Linux: Debian with the Xfce desktop
    • Chipset: Deca Core
    • CPU:
      • 2x Cortex A72 @2.6GHz
      • 4x Cortex A53 @2.0GHz
      • 4x Cortex A53 @1.6GHz
    • GPU: ARM Mali 875MHz
  • Memory
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Card Slot: microSD (supports up to 256 GB)
    • Internal: 64 GB
  • Camera
    • Front Camera: 5 Mp
    • Optional Rear: 5 Mp
  • Sound
    • Speakers: Stereo Speakers
    • Microphone: Integrated ambient Microphone
    • 3.5mm Jack: Yes
  • Commms
    • WLAN: See WiFi under network
    • Bluetooth: v4.0
    • GPS: Yes, with AGPS
    • USB: 2x USB Type C, OTG support
  • Features
    • Keyboard:
    • Voice Assistance:
    • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
      • Compass
      • Light sensor
      • Gyroscope
      • Magnetometer
  • Battery
    • Main: Li-Ion 4220mAh battery
  • Misc
    • Color: Metal, Gold-plated (limited edition – qty: 30)
    • Indiegogo Campaign Options
      • Planet Computers T-shirt
      • External Camera Add-on
      • Leather Pouch
      • USB-C Hub
      • HDMI Video Cable (USB-C)
      • USB-C Mains Charger

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