If you prefer physical QWERTY keyboards on smartphones, the Astro Slide 5G is the gadget for you. It has the original phone’s slide-out keypad, but it’s integrated into a modern touch-screen smartphone with a Dimensity 800 CPU.
The Astro Slide 5G, which features a swivel keyboard powered by a hinge mech anism, was unveiled earlier this week at CES 2022. Because the keyboard is illuminated, it can also be used in the dark. The display is a 6.39′′ AMOLED panel with 1080p resolution and substantial top and bottom bezels. Gorilla Glass 3 protects the screen.
Aside from the standard QWERTY keys, the keyboard has customizable buttons that allow you to do various functions on the phone. On the back of the phone, there is also a fingerprint sensor.
It is powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 800 5G SoC, which supports up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, with a microSD card slot for expansion. The back camera sensor is a 48MP Sony sensor, and the front camera is a 13MP lens. The 4,000 mAh battery supports fast charging at 30W.
In terms of charging, the phone has two USB C ports (one on each side). There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack and a twin Nano-SIM slot.
The Planet Astro Slide 5G will be available in a single Blue colour option at a whopping £862 (Rs. 205,000). Customers will be able to order it in March of this year.