F(x)tec has introduced a somewhat distinctive smartphone that mixes a slider form-factor, a bodily keyboard, and a alternative of working techniques a uncommon mixture for 2020.
The F(x)tec Pro1-X is an angled slider smartphone outfitted with a 5.99-inch AMOLED monitor that includes a 2160×1080 decision in addition to a five-row 66-key panorama QWERTY keyboard.
The handset is powered by a comparatively outdated Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip that’s accompanied by 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X reminiscence in addition to 128GB or 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage that may be expanded utilizing a microSD card.
The rise of Google Android-based handsets in sweet bar form-factors to a big diploma halted improvement of competing form-factors, equivalent to sliders and clamshells, in addition to smartphones with bodily QWERTY keyboards.
The F(x)tec Pro1-X is definitely not your typical Android smartphone, because it provides the alternative of LineageOS or Ubuntu Contact working techniques out of the field.
The LineageOS is basically a refined Android that has superior controls and privateness permissions, whereas the Ubuntu Contact provides customers capabilities of a fully-fledged Linux PC. The smartphone has a landscape-optimized launcher and helps customizable shortcut, however since far not all Google Android functions are optimized for hardware keyboards, not all packages will be capable of take full benefit of the gadget.
The F(x)tec Pro1-X will be related to a show utilizing a USB Sort-C cable and be used like a daily Linux private laptop. The touchscreen show can act like a trackpad, whereas the keyboard can be utilized to enter textual content.
By immediately’s requirements, imaging capabilities of the F(x)tec Pro1-X are somewhat modest: the smartphone is supplied with 12MP (Sony IMX363) principal sensor, a 5MP fastened focus sensor, a LED flash, and an 8MP sensor for selfies. For a business-oriented smartphone, imaging might not be an important high quality. However connectivity definitely is.
The handset helps international 4G/LTE (FDD+TDD) in addition to WCDMA, UMTS, CDMA, EVDO, GSM, and EDGE networks. As well as, the smartphone helps Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.zero + LE, and NFC.
The F(x)tec Pro1-X is a powerful gadget, however sadly it won’t be accessible instantly, with the corporate saying it goals to ship in March 2021.
Tremendous early birds will be capable of receive a 8GB/256GB model of the smartphone for $499 from Indiegogo, however the remaining should pay $799, which isn’t precisely low cost contemplating this can be a handset based mostly on an SoC from 2017.