Astro Slide 5G Transformer 8Gb/128Gb Dual SIM - Factory Unlocked (North American Variant)

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Buy Astro Slide 5G Transformer 8Gb/128Gb Dual SIM - Factory Unlocked (North American Variant)

Astro Slide is the first 5G smartphone with a keyboard and is the fastest 5G device announced to date.  Astro's revolutionary RockUp™ slider hinge transforms the powerful 6.39" touchscreen smartphone into a mini laptop, featuring Planet’s signature tactile backlit keyboard.

Astro Slide Is great for emails, messaging, editing documents, making calls and taking snaps. Astro's 5G communications offer fastest upload and download speeds for true productivity on the go.  Astro Slide runs Android 11 OS with a multi-boot option for supporting Linux.  Perfect as your daily driver!

Quick Facts

  • First 5G handheld device with full physical keyboard
  • RockUp™ slider hinge mechanism combines all the power of a mini laptop  with the functionality of a smartphone
  • Device features a large AMOLED 6.39" touchscreen display and a 48MP camera
  • Astro runs Android 11 and also supports Linux OSs, 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 both your mobile phone and your laptop

The Planet story enters a new era...

At Planet Computers, we never stop innovating. Over the past two years, we have delivered our award-winning Gemini PDA and Cosmo Communicator devices to over ten thousand backers, who supported our mission to kickstart a new mobile computing revolution.

The revolution continues as we embrace the latest mobile technologies and trends, coupled with our passion for typing, writing, creating on the go.

We are extending the range of Planet devices with the brand new Astro Slide, our flagship 5G transformer smartphone.Once again, we have listened to our backers, who wanted more power, a large touchscreen always accessible, but also want to easy access to Planet’s signature backlit keyboard - without compromise.

We are fully embracing the power of 5G, and we decided to go “all in” to provide the ultimate 5G keyboard 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.

It’s the ultimate in mobile design, power and usability.

Astro Slide is the first of Planet’s transformer smartphones with a large 6.39” touchscreen display.  Featuring Planet’s revolutionary patented RockUp slider hinge, Astro Slide reveals Planet’s signature keyboard at the push of thumb.

The display gently tilts up to the optimal viewing angle transforming Astro into a powerful pocket computer.

Astro Slide gives you the freedom to write, create, animate, communicate and be entertained in one familiar form factor.

Astro Slide is the first 5G phone device with a keyboard to be announced to date. Powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 800 chipset with 8 super-fast cores plus advanced GPU and APU processors, it offers twice the performance of other 5G chipsets with significantly reduced power consumption, achieving download speeds of up to 2.39 Gb/s.

 Astro Slide’s battery will power a user through an entire day of work and play.

Astro Slide also features Wi-Fi , Bluetooth 5,1 and NFC communications and wireless charging. Astro has a 48-megapixel rear facing Sony-sensor camera as well as a front camera for video calling.

A revolution in design

The Astro Slide and its RockUp™ hinge slider mechanism have been designed by Martin Riddiford.

Martin is the inventor of the clamshell mobile device and the designer behind all the Psion and Planet devices to date.

Astro Slide has a truly revolutionary design, offering the convenience of a smartphone, as well as laptop keyboard productivity – beautifully crafted in one device – all of it in the palm of your hand. It’s a no compromise solution and perfect as your daily driver.

Planet’s signature backlit keyboard allows you to comfortably work at night or in dark spaces such as on long plane journeys without the need of external lighting.

 

Key features

We've designed the Astro Slide to have all the features you need:

  • A newly-designed integrated physical backlit keyboard
  • A large 6.39" AMOLED touchscreen display with Gorilla glass
  • A hi-res 48MP rear camera
  • 8GB of RAM and 128GB of Flash storage
  • Fingerprint sensor and smart toggle button for security and control
  • NFC for payment

 

Other features of Astro Slide include:

  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 2x Nano SIMs and 1x eSIM 
  • 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal memory
  • a MicroSD slot for additional storage
  • 2 USB-C ports and an audio jack

Software

Astro is designed to run the latest Android 10 OS and all you favourite apps, as well as Linux-based operating systems with a multi-boot option.

You can easily run Microsoft Office for Android apps , such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook , as well as Planet’s own PDA software suite including the Agenda calendaring app, Notes app for notetaking and dictation, the Data database app and our email client, Airmail.

 

Technical Specification

    Astro Slide (Initial Specification)
Network:

Wi-Fi

WiFi 5 2T2R

 

Modem

Dual 5G+4G World-wide modem

3GPP Rel. 15
NSA/SA
DL 2.39Gbps
2CC UL 2.39Gbps
2CC Sub-6GHz
2G / 3G / 4G / 5G Multi-Mode

  VoLTE Compatible
  ViLTE Compatible
  VoWi-Fi Compatible  
  Dual SIM operation Dual Model 5G + 4G
Body: Form Factor RockUp™ Slider / Transformer
  Dimensions 17.24 (W) x 7.65 (D) x 1.78 (H) cm , 1.87 with camera protrusion (H)
  Weight Approx. 300g
  SIM Dual nanoSIM + eSIM chip
Display: Type AMOLED Colour FHD+ (20 : 9)
  Size 6.39 inch
  Resolution 2340x1080, 403 ppi
  Multi Touch Yes
  Protection Scratch resistant Gorilla glass (Corning 3rd gen)
Platform: OS Android 11 OS , Linux OS compatible
  Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 800, MT6873 Octa-Core 5G SoC 
  CPU 4x A77 @ 2.6GHz
4x A55 @ 2.0GHz 
  GPU Arm Mali-G57 MC4 GPU Manhattan 3.0: 52fps
  APU 3rd Generation Quad-core APU 3.0. Up to 2.5TOPS
Memory:

RAM

Card Slot

8GB -  Ultra-fast 4-channel LPDD4x

microSD

  Internal 128 GB
Camera: Rear Camera 48MP + Flash (Sony Sensor)
  Front Camera 13MP
Sound: Speakers Stereo Speakers
  Microphone Integrated ambient Microphone
  3.5mm Jack Yes
Comms: WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/e/k/r/h 
  Bluetooth v5.1
  GPS AGPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo

Band L1 + L5 GNSS

  NFC Yes, including payment
  FM Radio Yes
  USB 2x USB Type C, OTG support, Display Port support (via adapter cable)
Features: Keyboard

Mechanical full keyboard

24 Layouts

Arabic, 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

 

Charging

10W Qi Wireless charging + Fast charging
 

Sensors

Accelerometer, compass, light sensor, gyro, magneto-sensor
  Fingerprint

Buttons
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 
Misc: Colour Black 

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