Manjaro arm support selected devices, and Orange Pi 4G-IOT (linux kernel) could be a big hit!
It would be the (incredibly)first device/board with an integrated cellular modem that support linux. And could lead to linux support for many smartphones and tablets, thing that seems forbidden today… !
Mediatek gives no linux support, following the unwritten rule “or cellular modem or linux” !
Orange pi guys are working on it but at the moment there is only ubuntu with android kernel (that is no good).
I hope you and others will work on this board and other mediatek devices.