With more smartphones doing away with hardware keyboards by the day, Planet Computers have decided to take an audacious step with their new smartphone, the Astro Slide 5G Transformer.
This device has a slide QWERTY keyboard which is similar to the Nokia E7. The Astro Slide 5G slides out to the left, revealing a backlit QWERTY keyboard. The smartphone has a Mediatek Dimensity 1000 under the hood which ensures that the device enjoys dual-mode 5G connectivity.
The Astro 5G Slide Transformer houses a single rear camera with a 48MP lens, a 6.53-inch display with slim bezels on the side and a 4,000mAh battery. There is no information yet regarding the front camera specs, as this device supports dual OS boosting coming with Linux OS and Android 10 OS.
The device has two USB-C ports, stereo speakers and a 3.5mm audio jack. This mid-range device also comes with 6GB RAM paired with a 128GB storage. It is a wonderful option for users who enjoy getting work done on-the-go, and is also perfect for writing daily mails, memos and other kinds of documents.
This device can be gotten for $544 for early buyers, with the regular price set at $907. The Astro Slide 5G is currently available for crowdfunding on Indiegogo. The smartphone is expected to start shipping in March of 2021.