An Interesting Phone That Can Offer A Physical Keyboard With Its Hinged Structure: Astro Slide

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A company called Planet Computers has officially announced its new flagship phone, Astro Slide. The announced phone combines all the features of a classic smartphone with a physical keyboard.

The smartphone industry has changed itself from good to good in the years we left behind. While the phones, which were once considered luxurious, are not even valid at the moment, physical keys are also history. Companies are no longer able to use almost any keys on their phones. But now we will talk about a smartphone called “Astro Slide” with a physical keyboard.

Astro Slide was developed by a company called Planet Computers and has similar hardware features with many smartphone models released today. The phone, which has a 6.53 inch touch screen, also enables the use of a physical keyboard with its hinged structure. If you wish, let’s take a closer look at the details of Astro Slide.

Astro Slide works with Android 10 operating system. Planet Computers has also created a Linux bootloader to feature their smartphone. So users will be able to use Linux directly on this phone as well as the Android 10 operating system. The phone, powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 processor, has a 5G supported modem and also offers 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

Users can use Astro Slide like a normal smartphone. However, users can also experience a small laptop by taking advantage of the hinged structure of the phone. When the phone’s physical keyboard appears, the screen rotates to a horizontal position, and users can use the touch screen and the physical keyboard simultaneously.

The phone has a 5 MP selfie camera and a 48 MP resolution rear camera. The phone, which also has a fingerprint reader sensor, comes with a 4,000 mAh battery. Finally, it is necessary to say that one of the new technologies, Wi-Fi 6 support is also available on Astro Slide.

Astro Slide specifications
Screen: 6.53 inch, FHD + resolution
Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 1000
RAM: 6 GB RAM
Storage: 128 GB – support microSD card
Rear Camera: 48 MP
Front Camera: 5 MP
Battery: 4,000 mAh
Connection: Wifi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C, AGPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo
Operating System: Android 10
Weight: About 300 grams

Astro Slide price

Announced with all these features, Astro Slide was offered for sale on a project funding site “indegogo” and its price was announced as $ 491. However, if this smartphone is owned, it should be waited for a very long time. Because Planet Computers announced that it will start delivery of Astro Slide by March 2021.