Planet unveiled the Astro Slide 5G phone with a Dimension 800 processor and a slide-out physical keyboard
Planet Computers, which is based in London, has introduced a new smartphone called Astro Slide 5G for the first time. This device uses a sliding keyboard and the initial investment for its construction has been made since March 2020 through the Indiegogo funding platform. Funding to build this phone was a huge success that made Planet officially launch in January 2021. Of course, despite the establishment of the company at that time, the mentioned product was not yet ready to be shipped. Now this company has unveiled the Astro Slide 5G smartphone again at CES 2022.
According to gizmochina, Planet has just announced that the long-awaited Astro Slide 5G will finally arrive in March this year. This year, it will be available only in blue color and at a price of 862 pounds. However, people who have participated in financing the capital needed to build this product on Indiegogo will receive this phone with a 30% discount. The possibility of participating in the financing of this project is still active, and with this action, the final price of Astro Slide 5G will be reduced to $650.
Astro Slide plans to offer a product for people who want to use a physical keyboard in an era when the physical keyboard has been removed from almost all premium smartphones in the market.
Astro Slide 5G uses Dimension 800 MediaTek processor and as its name suggests, it also supports 5G networks. This phone is equipped with 8 GB of RAM memory and 128 GB of storage memory; Of course, it is possible to increase the storage memory through the microSD port built into this product. This device also has a mechanical keyboard with backlight. Users can hide the keyboard through the sliding mechanism when not in use. It has been said that the sliding mechanism of this phone uses the RockUp hinge; A recently patented hinge that puts the keyboard within the reach of the user makes this phone a small device.
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Astro Slide 5G uses a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution. This display is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 3. Other features of this phone include its 4000 mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging and 10 Qi wireless charging.
This product is equipped with a 48-megapixel main camera and a 13-megapixel selfie camera. It also uses stereo and NFC speakers and a 3.5 mm headphone port. The phone is equipped with two USBC ports with OTG support and runs Android 11 operating system by default. In addition, Astro Slide 5G also supports multiple booting of some Linux distributions.