At CES 2022, a 5G phone with a slide-out keyboard was unveiled that could function as a tiny pocket PC. The Astro Slide 5G with an illuminated keyboard has been released by Planet Computers. It has a slide-out keyboard that is built into the phone and a well-thought-out hinge system.
The Astro Slide 5G is a reminiscence device for people who recall phones with QWERTY keyboards. It is reported that the software will include both LinuxOS and Android 11. Sailfish OS is being supported by Planet Computers.
A 6.39-inch AMOLED screen with FHD+ quality is included with the Astro Slide 5G. A 13MP front-facing camera is included, as are top and bottom bezels. As a CPU, the Dimensity 800 5G Chipset is stated to include 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage that can be expanded further with a microSD card.
It is possible to open apps with the QWERTY keypad. Additionally, there will be programmable keyboard keys that can change between system operations.
A fingerprint scanner and a 48-megapixel Sony camera are also located on the rear. On either side of the phone are two ports, one of which is a USB-C port, and a dual nano-SIM slot. A 3.5mm headphone jack is present on the Astro Slide 5G.
A 10W Qi Wireless Charging system, 30W Fast Charging, a 4000mAh Stereo Speaker, and NFC are also incorporated. It will be released in March for a cost of 862 pounds (more than 200,000 Myanmar Kyats), and right now it is only available in blue.