Planet Astro Slide 5G brings slide-out physical keyboard and Dimensity 800

07 January 2022
First shipments are expected to start in March.

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Anonymous, 09 Jan 2022That price for a Deminsity 800 is just too much, keyboard o... moreit was supposed to be a dimensity 1000 but mediatek screwed them.

The whole platform was designed around the 1000 and right before it went into production mediatek changed their minds and told planet they couldn't have the 1000. Most likely a much bigger company wanted exclusivity so mediatek broke their agreement with planet and consequently the 800 was a last minute substitute.

    Anonymous, 07 Jan 2022your carrying cases when traveling areway hevier than your ... morethere was: note4 with extended battery from Kranich 3x times 3k mAh batteries were slammed together inside. looked like a brick and had to have its own case. i would say it was a win but the snapdragon version of cpu still ate through like hot knife in butter. and for some reason the cpu frequency occasionally reset to default from fixed ranges so that plus custom roms wasn't a good route either

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      • 09 Jan 2022

      YUKI93, 07 Jan 2022Future of this form factor is folding tablets? I so doubt t... morefoldables are "still" far from practical as you said.but,their sales are growing exponentially every year and more manufacturers are into it every year.UI and app compatibility,durability,battery life and price are still drawbacks because this is a new tech. being an early adopter have its price.that is normal.if a foldable tablet costs %10-15 more than a similar spec flagship,people may choose them instead of buying an additional tablet. laptop market is going in the same direction.lenovo launched one already(X1 fold) and we will see at least 3 additional foldable laptops in 2022.

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        • 09 Jan 2022

        That price for a Deminsity 800 is just too much, keyboard or no keyboard.

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          • 09 Jan 2022

          Need a gaming phone like this. Like the old Sony Xperia Play.

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            • 09 Jan 2022

            Anonymous, 07 Jan 2022another useless phoneAnother useless comment.

            If anything out there is "useless" it would be all these slabs that look the same aside from the camera bump and provide essentially the same exact experience.

              That's purely an act of bravery. Look at those established giants, they don't dare bring such ideas these days. Last was Moto Z modular.

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                • 08 Jan 2022

                CptPower, 08 Jan 2022Man hope this will not be true. Super expensive fragile f... moreHaving got a costly expensive folding phone, don't knock it till you've tried it. They're not flimsy at all. Quite the opposite in fact. Watching a video of someone purposefully destroy them, isn't a true test. Its fin to watch but in reality are you gonna bend it? burn it or take a knife to it? No.

                Ive literally dropped mine down the stairs by accident and it survive. There is no damage to the structural integrity and its deffo not flimsy. Yeah the inside screen is softer but unless you're actually going out your way to damage it, it wont get damaged at all.

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                  • 08 Jan 2022

                  If Samsung or Sony would make something like this with the SD card slot, the 3.5mm jack and WQHD+ display , I'd instantly buy it!

                    Anonymous, 08 Jan 2022Couldn't agree more. I rather have something like this... moreMee too.
                    Hope folding touch phones will remain in history.

                      Nexus One, 07 Jan 2022Nope. Find N and Flip 3/Razr 5G are ace. Perhaps you sti... moreMan hope this will not be true.
                      Super expensive fragile folding phones not interested at all.
                      Costly gimmicks and not worth to buy.

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                        • 08 Jan 2022

                        They should instead try a laser light keypad.

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                          • 08 Jan 2022

                          Anonymous, 07 Jan 2022I was hyped, until something is missing and that's non... moreLol please, you are not in this category if you really care about refresh rate. Buy a gaming phone ffs! 🤦

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                            • 08 Jan 2022

                            CptPower, 07 Jan 2022Still way better than any folding or flipping touch phone r... moreCouldn't agree more. I rather have something like this instead of any foldable screen smartphones

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                              • 08 Jan 2022

                              Nexus One, 07 Jan 2022Nope. Find N and Flip 3/Razr 5G are ace. Perhaps you sti... moreI used to own the original Galaxy Fold, and I never liked it. Really can't understand all the hype of foldable phones. I'd take a normal slab all day long.

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                                • Anonymous
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                                • 08 Jan 2022

                                Why dont every phone put the battery on a hinge like a folder/clam style and call it a day. The phones will be thinner, batttery replaceable and will take care of heating issues, protect the screen when closed.

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                                  • 08 Jan 2022

                                  I really would love an up to date keyboard slider.
                                  It's crazy how those are full on key caps not just buttons. At least by design.

                                    BusyHarp, 07 Jan 2022They should bring back a phone like Nokia Communicator E90,... moreI had the Nokia Communicator E90 years ago and now have the Astro Slide 5G on pre-order. This will be better than the E90 in every possible way, including thickness.

                                    The Astro Slide has a proper mechanical keyboard, while the E90 had the same membrane garbage that 99% of keyboard phones have. Furthermore with the Astro you get to use the large main screen in both closed and open mode. These two features are a complete game changer and this phone will be a revolution for those who want to be productive on a phone.

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                                      • 07 Jan 2022

                                      Some small corrections.
                                      "The device was announced at CES 2022" Incorrect, it was originally announced some time in 2020, and was also at 2021 CES, and may have been in the 2020 CES.
                                      "brings a backlit keyboard that swivels from underneath the phone’s display thanks to its neat hinge mechanism." Incorrect, there is no swiveling at play here, it slides out, and then hinges up.

                                        Jimbob, 07 Jan 2022Its pretty hideous but I like the idea of having a mini com... moreMicrosoft needs to make something that competes with the GPD Win 1, 2, and Max. Make that same form factor.