Planet Computer has launched a third IndieGoGo project that they have dubbed the “most powerful 5G smartphone and pocket computer hybrid” yet. It’s aimed at people looking for a modern phone with a physical keyboard. While its hook feature is its slide-out physical keyboard, it boasts some incredible hardware.
The Astro Slide 5G Transformer has a 6.53” display and is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 chipset. Its other internal components are impressive for a mobile device, containing 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a 4000mAAh battery that supports fast and wireless charging, two USB-C ports, stereo speakers, a headphone jack. Surprisingly, it has a normal amount of cameras – one on the front, and one on the back.
The Astro Slide comes installed with Android 10. Planet Computer claims it will add the ability to boot Linux in the future. The phone should begin shipping by March 2021. It’s already hit it’s $200,000 goal by 169%. For the next 40 days, you can snatch one up for $491 as part of the IndieGoGo campaign. Otherwise, this monster of a phone will retail for $911.
Source: Android Central
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