Volla Phone X23 is a new “Linux smartphone” that supports Ubuntu Touch and Volla OS

If the desktop sector makes it very difficult for alternative operating systems, mobility has turned directly into a hell in which they barely survive. However, despite having many factors against it, there are still those who dare to propose something different (even a little). One such company is Hallo Welt Systeme, which recently announced the Volla Phone X23a smartphone that officially runs Ubuntu Touch or Volla OS.

The name Volla may sound familiar to more than one, and it is that on previous occasions we covered the Volla Phone, a smartphone capable of running the aforementioned Ubuntu Touch, Sailfish OS and other mobile-oriented Linux. The Volla Phone X23, the latest model announced, succeeds the Volla Phone 22 and Volla Phone X devices.

The Volla Phone X23 uses a SoC MediaTek Helio G99 accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 64GB for data storage that can be expanded with a card of up to 1TB. The screen, 6.1 inches and protected with Gorilla Glass 5, supports a native resolution of 1,560 × 720 pixels and has a notch at the top for the 16-megapixel front camera. For his part, in the At the rear there is a dual camera setup with a 48MP main camera and an 8MP wide-angle one..

Volla Phone X23

The smartphone complies with military standards for resistance MIL-STD-810H and IP68 against dust and water. Its 5,000mAh battery is removable and supports fast charging at 30 watts via cable and 15 watts wirelessly. The dimensions of the device are 160.9 x 80 x 12.2 millimeters and its weight is approximately 270 grams, while as wired connections it has USB Type-C and a 3.5mm headphone jack. For mobile connections it supports up to 4G.

Officially supported operating systems are UbuntuTouchthe convergent variant of the Canonical distribution whose development has been the responsibility of UBPorts for years, and Volla OS, a derivative of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) without Google components. According to the official product website, the door is also open to Sailfish OS, Droidian and Manjaro. It is possible to use the Volla Phone X23 with a single operating system or with several, depending on the user.

Volla Phone X23 with multi-boot

The Volla Phone X23, like other devices like it, is not aimed at the common user, but rather at Linux, free software and privacy enthusiasts. Unfortunately, as long as WhatsApp does not release its client, alternative operating systems will continue to be ostracized in the mobility sector.

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