Astro Slide

Astro Slide is the first 5G smartphone with full physical keyboard

Astro Slide is still available to back at Indiegogo

Planet Computers have confirmed the final specification for the Astro Slide – the first 5G device in the world to feature a full physical keyboard. Astro Slide 5G transforms from a traditional smartphone form-factor into a fully functioning micro-computer, with a keyboard that slides out.

Astro Slide enables users to type notes, long emails, and blog posts as well as easily create and edit spreadsheets – all from a powerful, pocketable smartphone with the tactile feedback that only a physical keyboard provides. By separating the screen from the keyboard, users can type to their heart’s content without obscuring the large touchscreen.

Astro Slide is the first 5G ‘transformer’ device to offer all the benefits of a smartphone and a pocket computer in one.

Featuring an 8 core 5G processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory, supplemented by a mini-SD card slot, Astro Slide is powerful enough to enable users to multi-task between work, entertainment and web browsing all day. Astro Slide’s 48-megapixel rear camera means users can capture and share the moment in perfect clarity; while the 13-megapixel front facing camera is more than capable for managing video conferencing and selfies, which look great on the AMOLED colour FHD+ display, protected by Gorilla glass.

Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel, CEO of Planet Computers, comments:

“Astro Slide delivers a no-compromise 5G device for people that create content on the move. Powerful enough to run complex work projects and with a keyboard that you can type on for hours, the Astro Slide will still fit into your pocket and weighs less than 300 grams.”

Running Android 11, Astro Slide works with the Google Play store, meaning users can download and use apps including the Microsoft Office suite for on-the-go productivity. Astro Slide can also be set up to run Linux alongside Android. The USB-C port enables users to connect Astro Slide to an external display via HDMI or multiple peripherals via the Planet USB-C hub.

Astro Slide is powered by a 4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery which also features 10 watt wireless charging as well as MediaTek’s 5G Power Saving technology. It also features a fingerprint sensor, NFC, GPS and Bluetooth. The Planet Computers’ keyboard is available in 24 different keyboard layouts including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and both UK and US English, as well as a wide range of European keyboards.

Astro Slide features dual nano SIM slots alongside e-SIM functionality, providing the widest range of cellular communications functionality, with global 5G capability alongside 4G/3G and 2G communications.

“Astro Slide is equally easy-to-use as a standalone smartphone as it is as a micro-computer,” continues Mrsic-Flogel.

“It is powerful enough that users do not need to carry a laptop or tablet with them but still slips into a shirt or jacket pocket. Astro Slide is perfect for keyboard lovers who want the freedom to be productive and create on the move – without carrying several devices.”

Astro Slide will be available globally in the Summer of 2021. You can back Astro Slide on Indiegogo here.

Astro Slide

Astro Slide Specifications

  Astro Slide (Initial Specification)
Network:Wi-FiWiFi 5 2T2R
 ModemDual 5G+4G World-wide modem3GPP Rel. 15
DL 2.39Gbps
2CC UL 2.39Gbps
2CC Sub-6GHz
2G / 3G / 4G / 5G Multi-Mode
 Dual SIM operationDual Model 5G + 4G
Body:Form FactorRockUp™ Slider / Transformer
 Dimensions17.24 (W) x 7.65 (D) x 1.78 (H) cm , 1.87 with camera protrusion (H)
 WeightApprox. 300g
 SIMDual nanoSIM + eSIM chip
Display:TypeAMOLED Colour FHD+ (20 : 9)
 Size6.39 inch
 Resolution2340×1080, 403 ppi
 Multi TouchYes
 ProtectionScratch resistant Gorilla glass (Corning 3rd gen)
Platform:OSAndroid 11 OS , Linux OS compatible
 ChipsetMediaTek Dimensity 800, MT6873 Octa-Core 5G SoC 
 CPU4x A77 @ 2.6GHz
4x A55 @ 2.0GHz 
 GPUArm Mali-G57 MC4 GPU Manhattan 3.0: 52fps
 APU3rd Generation Quad-core APU 3.0. Up to 2.5TOPS
Memory:RAMCard Slot8GB –  Ultra-fast 4-channel LPDD4xmicroSD
 Internal128 GB
Camera:Rear Camera48MP + Flash (Sony Sensor)
 Front Camera13MP
Sound:SpeakersStereo Speakers
 MicrophoneIntegrated ambient Microphone
 3.5mm JackYes
Comms:WLAN802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/e/k/r/h 
 GPSAGPS, Glonass, Beidou, GalileoBand L1 + L5 GNSS
 NFCYes, including payment
 FM RadioYes
 USB2x USB Type C, OTG support, Display Port support (via adapter cable)
Features:KeyboardMechanical full keyboard24 LayoutsArabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dvorak, Finnish / Swedish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian / Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swiss, Thai, English UK, English US
 Charging10W Qi Wireless charging + Fast charging
 SensorsAccelerometer, compass, light sensor, gyro, magneto-sensor

Finger print sensor on side on/off button

Volume up / down, on/off/lock button with fingerprint sesnor , smart control button
Battery: LiPo 4000mAh battery 

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