The Astro Slide 5G Transformer, as the name suggests, is a combined smartphone and handheld with a sliding keyboard that launched via Indiegogo this month with prices starting at $ 545 or £ 439. Over the past two years, the company has designed and delivered its award-winning Gemini PDA and Cosmo Communicator devices to more than ten thousand contributors, who have supported the company’s mission to launch a new mobile computing revolution.
“We fully embrace the power of 5G and Wi-Fi 6, and we’ve decided to go ‘all in’ – we’ve gone for the fastest 5G processor available, delivering the ultimate 5G experience on the Astro. Having a smartphone that can turn into a handheld with a flick of the thumb is really a leap in terms of usability and functionality – ideal for work and play.
Astro Slide is the first 5G smartphone with keyboard and the fastest 5G device announced to date. Astro’s revolutionary RockUp sliding hinge turns the powerful 6.53-inch touchscreen smartphone into a mini laptop, featuring Planet’s signature backlit touchscreen keyboard.
Astro Slide is ideal for emailing, messaging, editing documents, calling and taking photos. Astro’s dual 5G and Wi-Fi 6 communications deliver the fastest upload and download speeds for true productivity on the go. Astro Slide runs Android 10 operating system with multi-boot option to support Linux. Perfect as a daily driver!
Features of the Astro Slide 5G transformer:
– First 5G portable device with full physical keyboard
– Astro Slide is the fastest 5G mobile device announced to date
– RockUp sliding hinge mechanism combines all the power of a mini laptop with the functionality of a smartphone
– The device has a large 6.53 inch touchscreen and a 48 MP camera
– A newly designed integrated physical backlit keyboard
– 48MP high resolution rear camera
– Minimum 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of Flash storage
– Fingerprint sensor and smart toggle button for security and control
– NFC for payment
– Astro runs Android 10 and also supports Linux operating systems, with a multi-boot option
– Big enough to be the only device you need to carry, and small enough to fit in your pocket, it’s a true all-in-one replacement for your cellphone and laptop
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