Planet Computers may not be a household name in the technology world, but their latest offering, the Astro Slide 5G, just might change that. Think of this device as a smartphone and PDA hybrid, thanks to its “RockUp” slide hinge mechanism. More specifically, this feature enables you to slide the screen off the keyboard and then flip it up to use with its physical QWERTY keyboard.
After you’re done, just slide the screen back down and into your pocket. In addition to being able to dual-boot Android 10 and Linux, it features a 6.53-inch touchscreen display, MediaTek Dimensity 1000 chipset with built-in 5G, a 48-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie camera, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, an eSIM slot, two nano SIM slots, fingerprint sensor, and microSD expansion. Early crowdfunders can pick one up for under $500, with shipping expected to begin in March, 2021. More information here.
- Included Components: Handset and Cling, Travel Adapter, Data Cable, Ejection Pin, Quick Reference Manual, Terms & Conditions/Health & Safety Guide
- Camera Description: Rear
- Operating System: Android
- Keep it all with 64GB of built in memory; Expand your memory up to 512GB with a micro SD card (sold separately)
We are fully embracing the power of 5G and Wi-Fi 6, and we decided to go ‘all in’ – we opted for the fastest 5G processor available, providing the ultimate 5G experience on the Astro. To have a smartphone that can transform into a pocket computer with simple thumb action is truly a leap in usability and functionality – great for both work and play,” said the company.