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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CptPower, 07 Jan 2022Still way better than any folding or flipping touch phone r... moreNope.

Find N and Flip 3/Razr 5G are ace. Perhaps you still don't see it because you don't own. In 2 years, it will be normal and slabs will look super outdated.

    yalim, 07 Jan 2022nokia and sony ericsson tried this in the past.asus tried a... moreMan they failed because of limited support and very high price but lack of good updates.
    There are many reasons why brands you said failed to impress but this one could and would be a huge success.
    If it going to sell in europe my company will support its sales and i would be happy to do that.

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      • Wayne Morrelini
      • 7sq
      • 07 Jan 2022

      It's time for this industry to start making complete privacy phone running nails Linux is, with Android on a virtual machine, with ultra slim keyboard on battery, with discrete game controls, and call it a day. A $200 low end version (4kp50), $350 mid end version (8k), and $500 high end version with best 8kp50 all in one camera setup.

      Even tri horizontal foldable privacy phones.

        Anonymous, 07 Jan 2022incredibly bulky - might be better off getting a bluetooth ... moreStill way better than any folding or flipping touch phone regardless of brand.

          Pumpino, 07 Jan 2022In an industry where the same thing is dished out day in, d... more100% agree with that.
          I hope and believe they will be definitely successful

            Maybe the price is a bit higher but looks a lot beter than most modern phones especialy Apple, Samsung and Sony. And looks definitely better than folding and flipping touch phones with gragile screen body and useles huge display with tiny battery and low endurance.

              Anonymous, 07 Jan 2022World already has android 10. No need fpr huawei to export it. Just stop. I wouldn't open my mouth to show my stupidity.

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                • Jimbob
                • gAa
                • 07 Jan 2022

                Its pretty hideous but I like the idea of having a mini computer in my pocket... why cant microsoft make something like this......

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                  • Anonymous
                  • txE
                  • 07 Jan 2022

                  I was hyped, until something is missing and that's none other than the high refresh rate...

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                    • BusyHarp
                    • d%t
                    • 07 Jan 2022

                    They should bring back a phone like Nokia Communicator E90, foldable with an actual physical keyboard and a lot slimmer profile. The front can have a full touch display, while the inside is a secondary screen and a physical keyboard

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                      • Danthemadone
                      • ny$
                      • 07 Jan 2022

                      It's all nice and great. There's one thing amuses me constantly. These new phones all come with a puny

                        PixelFan, 07 Jan 2022Pardon my ignorance but in the current market isn't Sa... moreI'd say almost usable. Jolla did develop Android app support for Sailfish OS, but that is only available to Sony Xperia XA2, 10, and 10 Mk2 and you have to pay a one-time license fee for it. If you can live without Google Mobile Services, it can be usable.

                        About Manjaro, people are more interested in Phosh. There are ways to enable Android app support in PinePhone, but it's the Phosh Desktop Mode that gets people talking about Manjaro.

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                          • Anonymous
                          • JcU
                          • 07 Jan 2022

                          ronn89, 07 Jan 2022woah....i would love to get my hands on this..... i wish it... moreThe original plan was Dimensity 1000. Thanks to "shortages" they had to pick an available option which was Dimensity 800.

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                            • Anonymous
                            • JcU
                            • 07 Jan 2022

                            Anonymous, 07 Jan 2022This would be fun to play around with. It can boot linux fr... moreMost likely the phone needs to split the internal memory (partition) for the installation of a Linux room for a dual-boot option.

                              There are some who love physical keyboard, but ideal would be 100€ one, which is like part of the phone's cover.

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                                • Anonymous
                                • PZs
                                • 07 Jan 2022

                                Anonymous, 07 Jan 2022incredibly bulky - might be better off getting a bluetooth ... moreyour carrying cases when traveling areway hevier than your phone, whats your problem? not enough strength carry less than 500 gr phone?

                                the common list heavier than phone
                                - drinking water in bottle, 500 ml
                                - beer
                                - extra large burger, i found 350 gr and 450 gr juicy burger, yummy
                                - take aways food and drinks
                                - power banks
                                - suits, pants, tie, altogether
                                - make ups, powder, lipsticks, eye shadow, small mirror

                                and why must complain for 350 gr phone ??? even in the room, the phone stays on top of desk, not in your hand, when taking calls, you can use earpice that much much lighter

                                just be happy with the 10,000 mAh phone that weight more than 1 kg that can accompany you watching non stop movies for 48 hours straight ... if that such phone even exist ...

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                                  • Anonymous
                                  • PZs
                                  • 07 Jan 2022

                                  real game changer, great, two thumbs up, please, distribute worldwide, dont just certain markets

                                  next
                                  - vm boot phone
                                  from that point onward, it can run ios, android, windows, all unix variants, macos, all based on vm, completely parallel vector processing
                                  - across multiple device
                                  playing on smartphone with minimal graphic, save the progress, continue to windows pc or macos or iphone or any other computer and vice versa

                                  just dont limit the worldwide distribution and dont get crushed by those non sense institutions that dictate the smartphone become like today ... stupid-ly uniform across brands

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • LkB
                                    • 07 Jan 2022

                                    SpiritWolf, 07 Jan 2022This one with Sailfish OS would be a real treat. Until Harm... moreWorld already has android 10.
                                    No need fpr huawei to export it.

                                      This one with Sailfish OS would be a real treat. Until Harmony OS comes to the world.

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                                        • Gnusmag
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                                        • 07 Jan 2022

                                        Pumpino, 07 Jan 2022In an industry where the same thing is dished out day in, d... moreThey remind me of LG, but unfortunately even LG with their enormous R&D budget had to eventually give up.