Cosmo Communicator is a fresh throwback to ages past

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I am a fan of the Communicator form factor in mobile phones, and the Cosmo Communicator takes me down memory lane. It is a clamshell smartphone with a 2-inch display outside that opens up to reveal a 6-inch display and a backlit hardware QWERTY keyboard like a small laptop. Its design is a throwback to the days of the Psion palm tops and Nokia Communicators.

On the inside, however, this is a very up-to-date piece of work. For one, it runs Android Pie, with the option to also boot into Sailfish OS and Linux. There is a Mediatek Helio P70 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM. Internal storage is 128GB. And for photography, there is a 24 megapixel camera.

The outer 2-inch display is for viewing your notifications. Open the Cosmo up to get productive. There is a fingerprint sensor too for security. Planet Computers, the manufacturers, tout it as “a pocket computer, mobile phone and camera” rolled together in one.

Cosmo Communicator

Cosmo Communicator Specs

  • Networks: GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, 4G LTE
  • SIM: Dual-SIM (second SIM is an eSIM)
  • Dimensions: 171.4 x 78.3 x 16 mm
  • Weight: 320g
  • Colours: Space Grey Metal, Gold-plated (limited edition)
  • Software/OS: Android 9 OS (Pie), Linux OS compatible
  • External Display: 2 inches, 570 x 240 pixels, Scratch resistant glass.
  • Internal Display: 5.99 inches, 2160 x 1080 pixels, AMOLED display.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, compass, light sensor, gyro, magneto-sensor
  • Processor: Mediatek P70 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A73
  • GPU: ARM Mali G72 MP3 @800MHz
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal Memory: 128GB
  • External memory: micro SD card
  • External Camera: 24 megapixels
  • Internal Camera: 5 megapixels
  • USB: 2x USB Type C, OTG support, HDMI out (via adapter cable)
  • Battery: Li-Ion 4220
  • Others: NFC, 3.5mm audio jack.
Cosmo Communicator closed up
Cosmo Communicator opened in laptop mode

Communicators once ruled the mobile world. Will Cosmo Communicator live up to that legacy in today’s world?

Cosmo Communicator Price

The Cosmo’s regular retail price is $799, but if you support the project, you can cop one for just $549. Supporters/backers get their units in Amy 2019. Head over to the Indeigogo page for details.

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By Mister Mobility

I have been tech blogging since 2003, I have owned and reviewed hundreds of smartphones since my first in 2001.

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